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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.


Roger Valdez and others talk about why smart growth is so important in this 2012 video by eric becker on Vimeo.

Smart Growth Seattle Hires Roger Valdez as its Full-Time Director

This is a press released issued today.  Growing group’s director will advance dialogue and policy around housing choices, urban density, sustainable development, economic opportunity and architectural diversity Seattle, WA – Jan. 27, 2014 – Smart Growth Seattle today announced that Roger Valdez will be the full time director of the organization. Valdez helped found Smart […]

Councilmember O’Brien: No Changes to LR3

An effort is underway to “fix” or “clean up” one of the model zones in Seattle’s land use code for growing smart: LR3. The LR3 zone is a mix of many different types of multifamily housing (including microhousing) that is meeting the growing demand for housing in Seattle. The LR3 zone is doing what it […]

Small Homes Still a Big Deal

There is a great post up at Living in Density (a blog  featuring small living spaces) featuring a home built by a local builder, Steele Homes.  Context is everything, and the 2-bedroom home sits in a part of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle, where the average house is more than twice its size. Developed […]