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Author: Ryan DiRaimo

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Cleaning Up Our (Growth Management) Act

When it comes to planning in the State of Washington, the Growth Management Act (GMA) is where we start. It determines where we can...
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Workers Need Homes, So Why Isn’t Our Zoning Keeping Up With Job Growth?

When Bellevue boasted they would eat Seattle’s lunch last month, I am not sure they realized the housing crisis was on the full course...
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It’s Time for Seattle’s Transit Oriented Development to Grow Up

If you make it north of the Canadian border, you will sometimes find yourself in a sea of 50-story towers adjacent to a train...

The Great Seattle Housing Swap

Imagine if you could partner with a developer to build a multiplex or rowhouse on your property, and, in exchange for the land, you...

Right Up Our Alley

Visit Europe and the alleys are alive. They are a place for people with active uses filling up the storefronts. Sure, they still have...

Seattle Has the Space

Seattle is in a housing crisis, not a land crisis. We have plenty of land in this city. So much land we have the...

How Seattle Can Become a City of Two Million

Imagine two million people living in Seattle city limits. You may think this is only possible with a skyline like New York or Hong...

Seattle Needs to Leverage Its Bus Network

When it comes to the spotlight for transportation projects and upgrades, buses never get the publicity. To most, a bus is boring. It is a...

Let’s Make #Homes4WA

Washington faces a very deep housing availability and affordability crisis that has only worsened in the past several years. It’s time for Washington to face this crisis head on. It’s time to take action to house Washington. Let your legislators know we need their help to house everyone.