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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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First There Was HALA, Now There’s HART: Will it Be Different This Time?

The red light on the dashboard of state government is flashing. There is a growing worry about housing prices at that level of government as well. While Mayor Murray set about to create a high profile committee to wring hands about the “crisis” of housing prices, the State of Washington has taken something of a […]

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 […]