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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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Yobi Apartments: What Microhousing Could Have Been

It’s been almost a year since the Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee under the leadership of Councilmember Mike O’Brien outlawed microhousing in Seattle. I can still remember Councilmember Burgess chiding the audience that the legislation passed would have no effect on the production of microhousing, even as a letter was arriving from the […]

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Seattle Doesn’t Need Impact Fees

As if things weren’t bad enough, the Seattle City Council is considering impact fees, the charges applied to new development allowed by State law to off set the impacts of new growth. Largely limited to the suburbs, impact fees add costs to new housing and therefore increase the price of that housing. In a way, […]

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Reinventing Microhousing – Come Tour the Yobi Apartments

Event InformationTUE, AUG 25, 2015 AT 5:30 PM Yobi Apartments, Seattle, WA Event Description The Yobi Apartments are a significant step forward in the design of Urban Microhousing. The Yobi was designed from the ground up with the conviction that congregate housing can be a desirable housing option where the architecture can support chance interaction […]