• Guess Who Master Builder: Reducing Costs of Building is in Everyone’s Interest

    In this month’s Master Builder Magazine, I’ve articulated our argument for getting more efficient in the way resources are being used to produce non-profit affordable housing in Washington State. Bringing up this point, that low-income units produced by non-profit organizations are very expensive, makes many people unhappy. They often say, “Your math is wrong,” or, […]

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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.


North District Council Considers Housing Choice

The local Seattle land use world has been abuzz lately with talk about small, affordable apartments—otherwise known as aPodments. What’s frustrating about all this talk is that it’s almost inevitable that the talk will lead to some kind of action. Members of the City Council feel like they have to do “something” to address the […]

My House

“You May Not Like My House, But I love It!”

About 18 months ago, my family and I moved into a new modern home built in beautiful Madison Valley in Seattle.  We love the location: its proximity to parks, restaurants, and other amenities, and the fact that it would cut our daily commute to work in half.  We love the house built by GreenLeaf Construction. […]

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It Takes All Kinds: Housing Supply, Choice, and Variety

Housing, like people, comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. New housing in single-family neighborhoods doesn’t all look the same. Diversity and variety are good things. Some opponents of new single-family housing argue that new housing is too big. But the facts tell a different story. Here’s an image that shows a typical block face […]