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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.



Microhousing: City Shuts Down Projects in Permitting

Microhousing developers all over the city got this letter below in response to a Superior Court decision that ruled that microhousing rooms are really units. For purposes of enforcing code requirements, a kitchen counts as a unit. Units trigger extended review under SEPA and also require design review. Part of what makes microhousing work, is […]


Why We Appealed the Low-Rise Downzone

This post originally appeared on July 1st of this year. I am reposting it because today we get to make our case before the City’s Hearing Examiner. We think we have a good case that shows that the Department of Planning and Development failed to adequately address the environmental impacts of what amounts to a […]


Stepping Forward: We Need More Housing

The Seattle Housing Authority is proposing a new plan called Stepping Forward that aims to free up existing housing capacity to relieve growing wait lists for housing. The problem is that there is no housing for people even if the program is successful. This is because the Council has been relentlessly trying to solve the […]