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Seattle ranks among America's fastest growing cities. As Seattle continues to welcome new jobs and new residents, we must ensure housing is available and...

The Puget Sound Is Adding More Than 4,800 Jobs Monthly, But Where’s The Housing?

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If you thought that regional growth might be petering out, you'd be wrong. Recent data from the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) shows that...

Plan To Double The Seattle Housing Levy Chugs Ahead

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On Monday, the Select Committee on the 2016 Seattle Housing Levy held a public hearing on doubling the housing levy and received very positive...

Why Seattle Needs Inclusionary Zoning, Explained By The Bid-Rent Curve

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“Barriers to spatial mobility are barriers to social mobility.” - American Apartheid Every morning Sandy McKay gets in her Volvo hatchback and joins the flow...

We Need More Housing: Would Inclusionary Zoning Hit The Brakes?

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With several HALA provisions still up in the air and rents still spiking, the battle for affordable housing is urgent as ever. Mandatory inclusionary...

#Greenwood

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As our city continues to discuss how we grow, one phrase that we hear often is “Neighborhood Character.” Often the issue of Neighborhood Character...

Urban Hubs Need A CLT Boost

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This is the second in a two-part series on cross-laminated timber; read the first here. I've proposed creating a cross-laminated timber (CLT) bonus by adding 35...

CLT: The Future of Midrise Seattle

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The Urbanist has covered how 85- and 125-foot zones are not very effective. Since 65 feet is the sweet spot for Type V construction...