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” […]

More Family Housing: Change Values, Change Zoning


Earlier this year the Seattle Planning Commission released a Family Sized Housing Action Agenda calling for renewed efforts to create affordably priced housing for families in the City. Just recently A-P Hurd pointed out at the Atlantic’s City Lab blog that there are two regulatory hurdles that, when taken together, almost ensure that larger housing […]