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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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Microhousing Index: Micros by the Numbers

The Microhousing Index is an homage to Harper’s Index which for years has told an often satirical story using only data points. The story the numbers tell is clear: the proposed changes in Councilmember O’Brien’s legislation will mean fewer (if any) microhousing options that will be more expensive. Tell the City Council (e-mail Councilmember Mike […]

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Low-Rise Appeal: Smart Growth Seattle:1, DPD: 0

Smart Growth Seattle, called a “creature of the internet” by the Department of Planning and Development(DPD), has successfully fought DPD’s attempt to dismiss our appeal of a proposed downzone of Seattle’s low-rise zones. Now, our appeal can go forward and will be heard. Our goal, and the reason why we filed the appeal, is to […]

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Will Microhousing in Seattle Survive?

Later today, at a meeting of the Seattle City Council, legislation revising microhousing regulations will be introduced. As it now stands, Councilmember Mike O’Brien has some seriously damaging elements that will make microhousing harder to build—it may become so difficult that builders will opt for other, larger, and, for the renter, pricier options. The prices […]