Is Seattle Down for the Count on Affordable Housing?

Recently I have begun to envision Seattle housing affordability personified as an overmatched, undersized boxer who has gotten knocked down time and time again, but through sheer grit, courage and resolve continues to get up off the mat and keep fighting. The repeated knock downs represent the series of beatings Seattle housing has taken in […]

Seattle’s Land Use Code Isn’t Working


Our family recently looked in to subdividing a large lot we own in Seattle to create another building lot. The house is in a SF5000 zone, but recent small-lot legislation has made that division impossible. Needless to say, we will not be subdividing. The curious part of all of this is that in looking at the […]

Daily Troll: Dear Joe, Give Me A Call!

Micro Opponent Mental Health

There are days when there are so many things going on that I simply don’t have the hours in the day to respond to everything popping up in the media. Recently embittered neighbors (you can read Leroy Laney’s poetry here) “won” a lawsuit against a project on Harvard (and it was the City that “lost” […]