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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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Can You Have One House in a Row?

Row [roh] noun 1. A number of persons or things arranged in a line, especially a straightline: A row of apple trees. 2. A line of persons or things so arranged: The petitioners waited in a row. 3. A line of adjacent seats facing the same way, as in a theater: Seats in the third row of the balcony. 4. A street formed by two continuous lines of buildings. First, let me say that Council sponsored low-rise legislation is a lot better than the proposal that the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) offered last year. We appealed that proposal because it would have had a devastating effect on housing […]

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Linkage Fees Will Impede Housing Production

At the heart of the debate over Seattle’s proposed linkage fee is the question of whether it undermines its own intent to provide affordable housing by either raising rents or impeding the production of housing. A recent post by Owen Pickford at The Urbanist argues that a linkage fee would have no negative impact on […]

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Art Against Growth

I’m posting this because, well, it’s brilliant. Wrong, but brilliant. This was on a telephone pole on Capitol Hill.