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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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Buildable Lands Report: The End of Single Family?

 This year’s Buildable Lands Report, a “mid-term check in” for local 10 year Comprehensive Plans, shows some disturbing trends in housing supply. In King County, decision makers, including the Seattle City Council, have restricted the future of both single-family and multifamily segments of the housing market, limiting single-family construction to an extremely small amount of land and […]

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More Housing, Fewer Rules, Means More Jobs, More Innovation

A recent study by Dr. Chang-Tai Hsieh and Dr. Enrico Moretti titled Growth in Cities and Countries, found that highly productive cities such as Seattle are limiting not only their own local economic potential, but also the national economic potential, by restricting their housing supply. Hsieh and Moretti call these highly productive cities “innovation clusters,” distinguished […]

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Real Change and John V. Fox: Council is Making it Worse

What is the sure sign that something unusual is happening in politics? When unlikely people start to agree on things that really matter to them. Public opinion is coalescing against the Seattle City Council’s iterative, glitchstep, overly cautious, and insular approach to housing policy. Real Change, a publication unalterably committed to doing the right thing […]