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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.


Sightline Corroborates Our Points About Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning

I’ve been after the Sightline Institute for a long time now urging it to abandon it’s support for Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ). Last year they hired one of the smartest guys in town, Dan Bertolet, who I had worked with before challenging the City’s housing need numbers. Since then I’ve been after Bertolet to finish his […]

Preservation Tax Exemption: An Efficient and Sensible Way to Preserve Older Housing

Yesterday, in Olympia, I gave some comments to the Senate Human Services, Mental Health & Housing about Senate Bill 5182. The proposal was offered in a previous legislative session but failed to pass. I think this proposal called the “Preservation Tax Exemption,” is a great idea if it’s done correctly. The idea is to expand the […]

A Letter from the Governor and Our Response

At last week’s meeting of the Affordable Housing Advisory Board (AHAB) a letter was presented to the group — AHAB “advises the Department of Commerce on housing and housing-related issues” — from Governor Jay Inslee. The letter was encouraging because it showed an apparent appreciation by the governor that costs from zoning and planning requirements […]