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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.


Last Week in Olympia: Sparks Fly Over Rental Legislation

Last week I made comments on Senate Bill 5569, legislation that would essentially roll back some of the new requirements being placed on rental units in Seattle, specifically first in time requirements in Seattle. These requirements elevate the status of the first person to show up at a vacant rental property to the same status […]

Limit Demand for Housing? “You Can’t Get There From Here!”

Miguel Keeler on the Facebook group City Builders asked this question and I answered. I lightly edited my response to include come comments in [brackets] about free movement.  I’ve been thinking a lot about the demand for housing the area. You know what one radical solution just might help? Not allowing any more companies to move […]

David Neiman: Some Basic Facts on Small Efficiency Dwelling Units

On February 16th, the Construction Code Advisory Board (CCAB) will make a final recommendation on reconciling the conflicts between the land use code which sets a minimum unit size for apartments at 220 square feet and the building code that has strong minimum size requirements within those units for habitability. This issue was hotly contested […]