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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.


Don't Need Rent Control

44 Percent of Rental Units in Seattle Between 0-80 AMI Have Rent Restrictions

I have already pointed out before that rent control (really a price control) won’t work. Price controls never work to do the thing they are supposed to do: lower prices. And there is almost unanimity among economists who haven’t just speculated theoretically on the topic but studied it that rent control doesn’t work. But what […]


Low-Rise Legislation Set for June Consideration

It appears that the denouement of low-rise legislation lies just ahead of us. Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s office has published a Council Bill that will finally resolve the question of “fixing” the low-rise zone. We strongly feel that there is nothing to fix. The whole low-rise saga began at the end of 2013 when some neighbors, […]

Backyard Cottage Panel Shares Portland Secrets With Seattle

Last week we were happy to support a panel of two experts on backyard cottages, or Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs), the small houses that can be built in the backyard or right next to a single-family home. The City Council is interested in figuring out how to expand the use of DADUs as a […]