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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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Scott Shapiro on Micros: Enact the Best Public Policy for the Community

Smart Growth Member and sponsor Scott Shapiro sent this letter to the Mayor and Seattle City Council. It makes a good summation for why the City Council needs to act in a responsible way that will keep microhousing as a viable choice for people who want to live in our city. You can echo Scott’s […]

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Council on Microhousing: Why Lead, When We Could….Follow?

Last week the Seattle City Council started consideration of new regulations on microhousing that bear no relationship to any actual policy problem. In fact, the actual policy and economic challenge the city faces, housing people affordably, will be harmed by the legislation. Rules limiting unit size, mandating car and bike parking, more review and process […]

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Forterra Supports Microhousing

Forterra, Washington’s leading land conservation organization, supports microhousing. In a letter sent to the City Council today, Forterra executive director Gene Duvernoy said, As Forterra recognized a decade ago in the Cascade Agenda, accessible, welcoming cities are key to our region’s sustainability and the preservation of the working and wild landscapes critical for our sense of […]