On October 18th the Queen Anne Community Council filed an appeal to the City of Seattle's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), better known as backyard cottages, basement apartments, and mother-in-law suites. The organization...
So why have affluent neighborhood groups like the Queen Anne Community Council resisted proposed policy changes? Last week, the City of Seattle released a Racial Equity Toolkit on Policies for Accessory Dwelling Units...
The Seattle Times Editorial Board weighed in on pending reform to increase backyard cottage and garage apartments in single family zones and it was as you would expect: completely out of touch with reality. The editorial board opposed the...
A coalition of 24 neighborhood groups announced an appeal of the City of Seattle's Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) rezone plan. The alliance calls itself the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability, and Equity (SCALE) and threw a litany of complaints...
Sightline's Margaret Morales published a great piece yesterday using housing data to show that multi-family housing helps make Seattle neighborhoods more affordable. Detached single-family zoning, on the other hand, leads to a more expensive housing getting built or remodeled. Proponents...
In the midst of election season it’s hard to keep up with the volume of candidate questionnaires and the information they offer. One questionnaire might be interesting for readers of this website. Seattle Fair Growth, took the time to...
If you take the Route 44 bus all the way to the end of the line in Ballard, you'll find yourself at the intersection of NW Market Street and 32nd Ave NW. Apartments buildings surround the intersection, but if...
Once in awhile an idea so dumb comes along it's like a supernova. You need to look away lest you blind yourself and zap every last brain cell with it's mind-numbing power. Normally a supernova is a rare event, but I...