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New Ideas for a Growing City

Seattle is a growing and changing city with new people and families arriving every day. People fall in love with our city and want to make it their home. We need new ideas and a fresh approach to creating a wide range of housing choices for new people and families that want to join us in our beautiful corner of the world. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you’ll join our efforts.

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Take Away Housing Trust Fund Dollars to Punish Seattle’s Intransigence on Housing

Recently I spotted an article about California State Senator Scott Wiener’s proposed legislation that would both relax regulation and impose penalties on local cities that were not allowing more housing to be built. It’s time to consider similar legislation here, especially taking away Housing Trust Fund (HTF) dollars until Seattle backs down from it’s disastrous […]

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Frequently Asked Question: Will the Grand Bargain Lower Housing Prices?

I don’t usually do this, but thanks to the “on this day” feature on Facebook, this post from a year ago popped up on my feed. It’s interesting.  Not much has changed in the last year. The City is still plodding along towards imposing Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ), people are still calling that idea “HALA,” […]

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Question for Futurewise: Where Do You Stand?

This is a tough e-mail to send, but it appears as though a leader at Futurewise is fighting the basic principles of growth management: density in our cities. We need to hear from Futurewise about where they stand. You can contact their interim ED at Chris@futurewise.org ———————- Hello Chris and Chuck, While Smart Growth Seattle has […]