As I mentioned in my previous post, there are many complaints about micro-housing but they share a common theme. Opponents believe micro-housing will drastically change the character of neighborhoods due to density and design.
After Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development proposed regulations for defining what qualifies as micro-housing (as discussed in my previous post), it then proposed regulations for where this type of housing would be allowed.
One of the primary arguments against micro-housing is that the limited space is equal to low-quality housing. Opponents often compare aPodment residents to sardines crammed inside a tin.
Housing and transportation costs are closely intertwined.
Getting the true cost of housing requires calculations beyond the costs paid for rent or mortgage.
The federal livability index takes into account not only the cost of providing a roof over your head, but also transportation cost.
Ed Murray’s success in the recent mayoral election will affect housing policy in Seattle, but it’s unclear how.
I’ve put together a quick summary of his voting record on issues that affect housing to help provide some insight into what he might support and what he may prioritize.
Generally speaking, Seattle is bounded on the east and west by Lake Washington and Puget Sound, respectively.
King County pledged $120,000 to help support the YouthCare’s James W Ray Orion Center.
The shelter helps homeless youth in Seattle and is located off Denny Way, between Capitol Hill and South Lake Union. The shelter has been facing a budget shortfall for some time and is still well short of the funding it needs to remain open next year.
Seattle would be a much denser city if its metropolitan area were squeezed inside the city proper.
The current estimated population of the city of Seattle is 634,435 people. If we divide that number by the city’s land area, 83.87 square miles (SM) we get a density of about 7,565 people per square mile (PSM).