Paul Chapman

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Paul Chapman lives in Wallingford and advocates for progressive urbanist causes. You can follow him on Twitter at @PoulChapman.
Photo of a single-story duplex in Wallingford, with three-story townhomes behind it.
We cannot escape the echoes of history. I live in and own a house in a formerly redlined section of Wallingford. This house was built in 1916, just north of an industrial district, during a period of rapid development in the neighborhood, 47 years after Seattle was re-incorporated in...
With about one year’s worth of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) funds we could use eminent domain to secure the private and exclusive Broadmoor and Sandpoint golf courses, laying the groundwork to transform them into environmentally sustainable mixed-income housing and massive public parks. This would both end a massive $1.2...
Alex Pedersen appears to not understand property tax in Washington State, despite having worked in government and his claims to "practical experience." Or maybe he’s intentionally misleading voters to instill fear. He claimed on his campaign site: "Unmitigated upzoning can create economic disruptions and spike land values. Higher land values...