Saturday, 19 October, 2019

Tag: city of seattle

What’s the Most Important Acronym on Seattle Streets?

The Seattle ROWIM or Right Of Way Improvement Manual may be the most important acronym guiding the development of Seattle streets today. How wide are sidewalks...

The case for frequent transit on 25th Ave NE

25th Ave NE is a minor North-South arterial in North Seattle that links University Village with Lake City Way. The street is being used...

Developer Fail: More Parking Than Apartment Units Isn’t TOD

When Link opened in 2009, it was expected to be a catalyst for transit-oriented development (TOD) in the Rainier Valley: MLK Way is littered...

Micro-housing isn’t being built in the suburbs. We shouldn’t act like...

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...

Should we allow micro-housing in single family zoned areas? Should college...

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...

aPodment opponents want you to live somewhere bigger. That’s not good.

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...

Ed Murray Has Helped Single Family Homeowners. What about renters?

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...

Seattle DPD Attempts to Define aPodments and Microhousing.

The city of Seattle's Department of Planning and Development first item in its list of proposed micro-housing legislation in Seattle is a legal definition of "micro"...