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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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Microhousing: What Happened to the Guiding Principles

At the outset of the City’s effort to understand and regulate microhousing here’s what they said were going to be their guiding principles: Guiding Principles Below are the guiding principles we’ve used to develop these recommendations. The principles respond to citizen expressed concerns, as well as consistency with broader policies in the Mayor’s Housing Strategy, […]

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Micro Legislation: An Architect’s Perspective

This review of microhousing legislation was first posted at Neiman Taber Architects Blog on September 10.  Background   Marion Micro Housing by Neiman Taber In response to the ongoing controversy over micro housing, Councilmember Mike O’Brien has proposed new legislation that would significantly change the rules for micro housing development in Seattle. Depending on your […]

Q13 on Microhousing: Determining How Other People Live

Last night C.R. Douglas reported on our efforts to defend microhousing against the onslaught of single-family resistance to a housing product that has been very successful. I thought the report was very fair and balanced. Here’s what I said: “It’s a choice that people are making to say, I want a smaller space, pay less […]