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The fourth proposed regulation on micro-housing concerns minimum square footage of communal areas. The city would like to require a minimum square footage for the kitchen. This issue was raised because some of the micro-housing projects have kitchen sizes as small as 50 square feet. The city’s proposal on this...
As mentioned in a previous post, opponents of micro-housing have a legitimate concern that new developments may change the character of their neighborhood. Not all their complaints are fair though. The most emotional and misguided attacks on micro-housing are related to parking. Many opponents of micro-housing criticize developments because they...
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 of rent. Fortunately, this isn’t news to anyone that’s been following this issue but it’s great to see the report covered in so many publications!...
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. Since it is a goal of the city to maintain neighborhood character, this could be a...
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. The goal of the proposed regulation is simply to ‘prohibit new micro-housing development in single family...
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. This is a specious argument. It is not up to the opponents of micro-housing to decide if aPodment residents would be happier...