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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.


Sloan Ritchie

Housing Tax: Will “Eliminate . . . Sustainable Features.”

Local green developer Sloan Ritchie has delivered his verdict on Councilmember Mike O’Brien: It’s a bad idea. In an article in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Ritchie, founder of Cascade Built, talks about a project he just built, the first multifamily passive house in Seattle. Ritchie’s approach to building is articulated at the Cascade Built […]


PSRC: “Expand the Housing Trust Fund” for Transit Communities

I wrote last week about the importance of increasing funding to the State’s Housing Trust Fund (HTF). I suggested the importance of the HTF to supporting the intent of the Growth Management Act. Recently I discovered that the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) for similar reasons. Our region’s tax payers have spent billions on light […]


Washington Policy Center on Linkage Tax

I checked in with Paul Guppy of the Washington Policy Center to find out his thoughts on the proposed linkage tax. The Washington Policy Center is “an independent, non-profit, think tank that promotes sound public policy based on free-market solutions.” So it’s not a surprise the Guppy doesn’t agree with the proposal. But I asked […]