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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.



More Family Housing: Change Values, Change Zoning

Earlier this year the Seattle Planning Commission released a Family Sized Housing Action Agenda calling for renewed efforts to create affordably priced housing for families in the City. Just recently A-P Hurd pointed out at the Atlantic’s City Lab blog that there are two regulatory hurdles that, when taken together, almost ensure that larger housing […]

No Growth

How Would We Stop Growth Anyway?

One of the more common complaints I hear when I work on various volunteer efforts I’m a part of, or following local news, is that Seattle is growing too much and too fast; too many people moving here, the growth is unsustainable; the cost of living is out of control from so many high-paid new […]


Study: Renters! There Goes the Neighborhood?

On Saturday morning I took part in a discussion of microhousing on a panel convened as part of the regular monthly meeting of the Seattle Neighborhood Coalition. Even though the discussion was announced with a lengthy and biased history of microhousing in Seattle by opponent Rick Barrett claiming that a ”cabal” was “targeting” neighborhoods and avoiding the […]