Move In Rules More Rent Control Through the Back Door


Update 10/3/2016: The Seattle City Council has passed out of committee legislation that is, essentially, piecemeal rent control. The proposed legislation is full of unintended consequences and won’t work. Here’s a comprehensive explanation of why from the Rental Housing Association of Washington shared at today’s Council hearing on the legislation.  Re: CB 118756 – caps on […]

Environmental Impact of MIZ: Our Comments to the City

EIS Comments

In an earlier post I mentioned that the City has found a Determination of Significance (DS) for their Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) proposal which they call Mandatory Housing Affordability – Residential (MHA – R). This is our comment for their process of determining the environmental impacts of MHA -R. We think they are significant.  Our […]

Lot Suit: Another Builder’s Story


This is a second declaration from a builder explaining the negative effects of the City’s abutting lot rule that we’ve challenged in King County Superior Court. You can read Jon Coombes’ full declaration here. Keep in mind more risk and cost to the builder translates into higher prices both for the product but overall when production […]