Master Builder: Reducing Costs of Building is in Everyone’s Interest

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In this month’s Master Builder Magazine, I’ve articulated our argument for getting more efficient in the way resources are being used to produce non-profit affordable housing in Washington State. Bringing up this point, that low-income units produced by non-profit organizations are very expensive, makes many people unhappy. They often say, “Your math is wrong,” or, […]

CCAB Chooses Slightly More Flexibility for SEDUs

SEDU Option 2 Judy Tucker

The months long progress over inches and feet at the Construction Code Advisory Board (CCAB) has come to a close and a recommendation has been made to modestly improve the friction between the land use code that allows a minimum sized unit for Small Efficiency Dwelling Units (SEDUs) of 220 square feet and the building […]

President’s Day: Trump No Reason for Local Leaders to Wage Class Warfare


Here’s a recent Facebook post by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant: It’s time for politicians to move beyond platitudes to action. If Seattle is a sanctuary city, elected officials need to take radical measures to fight Trump’s attacks. The Mayor should not deploy police against peaceful protesters, but instead use police to shield immigrants from […]