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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.


Follow Up E-Mail to Councilmembers Herbold and Johsnon on MIZ Vote

Councilmembers Herbold and Johnson make back to back statements in the video I’ve featured above. Those statements start at roughly the 54:40 time signature on the video.  Hello Councilmembers Herbold and Johnson, I have a great deal of respect for both of you. And I agree in an odd way with statements you each made […]

“I Believe I Can Fly,” and Other Fantasies About MIZ

In case you missed it, the slow motion car crash called Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) just moved a few frames forward. The Seattle City Council passed it’s framework for downtown upzones in it’s Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) scheme to wring cash out of developers to buy pricey subsidized units from non-profit housing developers. I won’t […]

On the Story of Housing in Seattle and Being Called a “Neoliberal”

So the other day I stumbled upon a very interesting and well put together slide show on file sharing site Slideshare. The presentation, titled, “Strategic Communications Plan for Seattle Affordable Housing and Homelessness,” goes into some really deep detail about how Seattle arrived at the so called “Grand Bargain,” the scheme that would require builders […]