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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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Small-Lot Compromise Passes PLUS Test, but What About Burgess?

Today the Planning Land Use and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee took the next to last step in finalizing small-lot legislation. It’s been almost two years now since the City Council passed legislation shutting down development on historic lots, promising to create legislation that would clarify existing code so that infill development in single-family neighborhoods could continue. […]

Left and Right Agree: $15 Should Mean More Housing Supply!

A recent article in the National Review about Seattle’s recent embrace of a $15 minimum wage (eventually) cites a housing study completed by the Wharton School of Business in 2007. The study conducted by economist Joseph Gyourko, includes an index based on the regulatory environment in cities across the United States. The higher the number, the […]

Microhousing Design Review: Exploding Sinks, Misallocated Mailboxes, and Ugly Rhetoric

Some Seattle City staff and Councilmembers might be skeptical of our request that we not subject microhousing to design review until the design review process gets fixed. As I pointed out last week, the process is already bogged down with confusion, inept review, and subjective and speculative process that would add costs to rent. What would […]