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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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Remembering the Fundamentals: Price as Signal for Housing and Sustainability

I am always on the search for simple and short explanations of really complex and important ideas. This 4 minute video isn’t bad. It conveys quickly what this whole housing discussion is all about. First, remember, that what we want is a great city. A great city would create livable density with lots of jobs […]

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Here We Go Again: Opposing Growth and Housing Using Preservation

Last year we managed to face down and avoid former Councilmember Tom Rasmussen’s efforts to create what he called Preservation Districts in neighborhoods. That effort would have allowed neighbors to essentially declare a moratorium on anything changing in their vicinity by requiring what would amount to a vote on any new housing or commercial project. […]

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Tale of Two Maps: Seattle Mayor and Council Draw New Redline

National Geographic has a very interesting post called, “Newly Released Maps Show How Housing Discrimination Happened.” The post highlights a project called Mapping Inequality led by Nathan Connolly, an urban historian at Johns Hopkins University and others at the National Archives that digitized maps made by the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation known as HOLC. The HOLC was […]