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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.



$85,000 and the Sad Town House Lady

A great post at The Stranger’s Slog has been making the rounds on Facebook and social media. The post, To the Sad Owner of a Capitol Hill Town House, by Dan Savage challenges one of the most maudlin displays at a hearing about low-rise legislation a few weeks ago.  You’ll remember I mentioned the emotional […]


Neighborhood Activists Gather this Weekend

Neighbors gathering together to ponder the future of the city should be a good thing. After all, some of the greatest leaps in welcoming growth happened in the 1990s through neighborhood planning. This weekend neighbors will gather on Saturday, June 27 from 9 am to 12:30 pm for something called The Phoenix Project: Reviving Seattle’s […]

Smart Growth Seattle on the Radio: Neighborhoods, Linkage, and Zoning

I was on the radio on Friday talking with Dave Ross. The story that was posted later captured what I said: “I’m not advocating for no regulation,” Valdez said. “Health and safety, we should keep that stuff.” “But if you can get a loan from the bank to build an 80- or 100-story tower for […]