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Inclusionary Zoning

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U District Is a Hive of Construction Activity as Light Rail Arrives

Northgate Link, which just opened as of today, has already transformed the neighborhoods surrounding the three stations on the extension. Northgate Station still does...

Sunday Video: Vienna’s Radical Idea? Affordable Housing For All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41VJudBdYXY Bloomberg Quicktake/CityLab explores how Vienna is tackling affordable housing for all in the city. Mike Eliason, syndicated columnist of The Urbanist, offers his perspective...
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The Benefits of Auctioning Off Development Rights

In an era of tight city budgets, legal limits on taxing authority, and expensive problems, it is time for Seattle to get creative. We...

What’s In a Name: Ending Exclusionary Zoning

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda is taking heat from both sides after introducing legislation recognizing Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods in a bid to lay the groundwork to...

Goodbye, Single-Family Zoning… Hello Neighborhood Residential Zoning?

A proposed name change could kick off the fight to end exclusionary zoning in Seattle. So, what's exactly in a name? Juliet Capulet pondered this...

New Round of Studies Underscore Benefits of Building More Housing

Recently, a flurry of studies about the effects of new housing supply has emerged. They rebuff skeptics, who argue against building more housing. In...

‘Home In Tacoma’ Advances with Recommendation to Eliminate Single-Family Zoning

Tacoma has taken another step in its land use reform process to equitably house people and undo a legacy of exclusionary zoning. Home In...

Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability Program Is on Course So Far

Last week the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program celebrated two years of being in effect in all multifamily areas of the city. The data...