Saturday, 19 October, 2019

Tag: policy

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...

Are kitchen sizes more important than housing costs? This indicates Seattle...

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...

aPodment Opponents Want You To Pay For Their Parking

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...

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 Free Parking Creates A Housing Cost Problem

How can it be a problem if something is free? It turns out, free and subsidized parking is a problem because it is often only...

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...

Seattle Housing Reading List – January 6th

Here's the roundup of reading we've been doing: Greater Greater Washington covers city policies in Washington DC that promote affordable houses for potential homeowners. The...

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...