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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.


Kshama Sawant

Sawant Leads, Burgess Follows

We’re still absorbing the irony over here in the real world: Supposed arch conservative Councilmember and Council President, without warning, today offered and introduced a resolution committing the City to repeal the State preemption on rent control, a move championed by Socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant. The vote? 8 to 1, with the lone vote coming […]

Tower Separation Anxiety

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw last week sent a letter to Mayor Murray asking him to direct the Department of Planning and Development to undertake a tower spacing scheme for downtown similar to the program implemented in South Lake Union. What tower spacing does is mandate allowing only one residential tower per block. This is a recipe […]


David Neiman: A Smart and Fair Approach to MFTE

The MFTE program is a vitally important tool that leverages market rate development participation in the effort to increase the supply of affordable housing units in Seattle. Over the last couple years, the city has struggled to incorporate small unit development into the program. City policy has been at turns overly permissive and punitive, with […]