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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.



Defining “Affordable”

I think the way we talk about affordability isn’t just sloppy it actually makes the problem worse. When we talk about what affordable means we need a better measure. I have an article in the September edition of the Master Builder Magazine that takes this topic up yet again. My original post on this was from […]

3rd Legal Post MIZ

Abutting Lot Decision: What Would an 82.02.020 Challenge to MIZ Look Like?

I’m not a judge and I don’t even play one on tee vee, but if I was a Judge asked to deliver a summary judgement on the legality of the City’s Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) program, what they call Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA), what would I find and how would I rule? What kind of […]


Abutting Lot Decision: What Could it Mean for MIZ?

In yesterday’s post I gave a simple explanation of what I think, as a lay person, Judge Barbara Mack’s Decision meant. Today I’m going to speculate about how a challenge of Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) based on RCW 82.02.020, the plain language of which formed the basis of Judge Mack’s decision, might play out. There are […]