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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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Study: Density Increases Value of Existing Homes

Publicola picked up on an important point yesterday when they called out State Representative Gerry Pollet’s assertion about the impact of small-lot development. Here’s part of the Publicola post: But more important, Rep. Gerry Pollet, who’s been holding town halls of his own all session, definitely needs to explain his recent comments to KIRO TV, which […]

Pollet to O’Brien: Stop Single-Family Home Building

State Representative Gerry Pollet, a Democrat from Seattle’s north end, introduced legislation to mandate notification of neighbors when a new home is being built in a single-family zone. Fortunately, Representative Pollet’s bill, which only had one other sponsor also a north end legislator, died in the State Legislature. Pollet’s efforts aren’t really about notice, but […]

Council Study Reveals The Inherent Futility Of Incentive Zoning

Seattle City Council asked for a reality check on Incentive Zoning (IZ) and now they have their smoking gun: Since the Program’s inception in 2001, 62% of eligible development projects declined to participate. That outcome demonstrates that the IZ Program is not only fundamentally broken, but also has resulted in the loss of significant public […]