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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.



Zoning in Seattle – Does It Make Sense?

Seattle, like just about every city small and large in the U.S., has a built environment dictated by a land-use code. We use this code to determine what can be built where, how big or small the building can be, how dense it can be (housing units/X square feet, for example), how much parking is […]

Eastlake Neighbors Tell You How to Live

This KING 5 story pretty much says it all. Councilmember Mike O’Brien is trying to make these neighbors happy by mandating how microhousing projects are organized and built. What it amounts to is a mandate about how people should live and what they should be forced to pay for. Do you want people in Eastlake […]


IZ and Inclusion: It’s Time to Move on to Better Ideas

Update: here’s a statement from CHHIP’s Communications office. It is incorrect to say that the Capitol Hill Housing board is no longer endorsing this policy. The board decided not to take a position on either side of incentive or inclusionary zoning policy. Recently the Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program (CHHIP) decided they are no longer endorsing incentive […]