Monday, 14 October, 2019

Tag: development

Let’s stop using the term NIMBY. This is a better description.

In many cities the term NIMBY (not in my back yard) is often lobbed at those opposing changes in their neighborhood. The term is...

Seattle Housing Reading List – January 12

Fortunately, we aren’t the only ones writing about housing issues. Here’s what we’ve read recently: The Sightline Institute showing how parking drives up the cost...

Seattle’s Multi-Family Property Tax Exemption Program

What does a city need to ensure residents with different incomes can afford housing? One of Seattle’s strategies is to provide a tax exemption...

Attend A Seattle City Hearing on Lowrise Development

Believe it or not, the city takes a lot of feedback from Seattleites and seriously considers it. January 14th there will be an...

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...
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What if everyone in the Seattle metro lived in Seattle?

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...