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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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Low-Rise Appeal: Closing Arguments

We’ve submitted our closing arguments for the appeal of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and Councilmember Sally Clark’s efforts to reduce housing capacity in the city’s low-rise zones. We think these arguments are solid and illustrative of the work DPD failed to do in assessing environmental impact. I.          INTRODUCTION The City’s Determination of […]

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Microhousing: Legal Options on DPD Shutdown

The City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) doesn’t seem to be listening to the development community these days. But they do listen to angry neighbors (see our appeal and the legislation they produced over regulating micros which was passed by the Seattle City Council). They also seem to listen to judges. So we […]

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Microhousing: The City Council Eliminates Another Housing Option

Yesterday, the Seattle City Council went ahead and did exactly what we asked them not to do: pass numerous restrictions on microhousing that will make them fewer and more expensive. Here’s a great summary of what the Council passed by Publicola’s Erica Barnett. Council members—headed up by Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee chair Mike O’Brien—proposed […]