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‘Tech Trash’ versus NIMBYs: Final MHA Hearing Lays Bare Seattle’s Generational Divide

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The final public hearing on citywide implementation of Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) was long and contentious. Hundreds of speakers waited for hours to present...

Council Must Be Bold for Affordable Homes

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Seattle for Everyone is a broad coalition of affordable housing developers, for-profit developers and businesses, labor and social justice advocates, environmentalists and urbanists, all...

Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Herbold Each Propose Anti-Displacement Strategies

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On Wednesday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember Lisa Herbold both issued policy ideas to stem displacement. Mayor Durkan issued a new executive order...

No Backsliding: MHA Upzones Are a Crucial Step to Tackle the Housing Crisis

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Today, the City will hold the final public meeting on "citywide" Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) before the Seattle City Council is expected to vote...

Seattle Planning Commission Remains Steadfast in Support of MHA

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As the City Council debates Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) amendments in the lead up to next Thursday's big public hearing on MHA, the Seattle...

Mosqueda, González, and Juarez Push for Bigger MHA Rezones Amid Amendment Debates

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On Friday, the Seattle City Council had a marathon meeting on amendments to the proposed Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) rezones and land use regulations....

City Council Reviews MHA Rezone Proposals for Districts 1, 2, 3, and 5

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This article is the second in a two-part series. See the first part for Districts 4, 6, and 7. On Wednesday, the Seattle City Council...

Amending Aurora Zoning

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Cities grow organically, by trial and error, sometimes with calculated assumptions made by planning experts. The Urban Village Strategy of the mid-1990s is one of...