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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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City Builder: Developer Improves Building and Affordability

The lead in segment to Seattle Channel’s recent panel discussion on proposed legislation to reduce flexibility in leases for renters is one of the best and most balanced stories about the acquisition and redevelopment of an existing building. We’ve seen the stacked stories that only cover isolated instances of a few sad stories about tenants […]

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Seattle as Open City: Upzone Single-Family, End Exclusionary Zoning

Part two of a post by David Moser. David Moser works on housing for Neighborhood House, a local non-profit. This post is a draft of an in-process working paper and was selected as a finalist in Seattle University’s Policy Incubator Competition, part of it’s Master of Public Administration program.  Exclusionary Zoning in Seattle There are obviously many […]

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Seattle as an Open City: Seattle’s Growth and Rising Housing Costs

The central argument of this post is that Seattle is facing a crisis of housing scarcity, and so municipal zoning restrictions on the supply of housing should be lifted. Seattle is currently the fastest growing large city in the United States. According to U.S. Census figures, in the one-year period from July 2012 through July […]