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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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Again and Again: MIZ Raises Housing Prices to Fund an Inefficient Subsidy System

Here I go again. Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) is an inflationary intervention in the housing market that simply adds what amounts to a unauthorized tax to new housing and commercial space. The money generated from the tax will end up being poured into a grossly inefficient system of subsidized housing production that will create very, […]

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Take the Survey on Minimum Room and Dwelling Unit Sizes

I’ve been serving on a subcommittee of the Construction Code Advisory Board (CCAB) on smaller living spaces. I know, what’s the CCAB? Well, the CCAB is a hard working group of experts in various fields of construction and building that review changes to the building code. The building code is a powerful way of ensuring […]

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MIZ Example: No Value Exchange, Just Higher Prices

I’ve been writing about the problems with Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) for a long time now. In short, MIZ is infeasible, inflationary, and most likely illegal. The idea of extracting money to pay for rent restricted housing might be a good political solution but it would add costs that would make some projects infeasible and […]