Saturday, 19 October, 2019

Tag: regulation

It Was the Blurst of Times: Vox Makes Facile Comparison of...

This isn't the first time Matthew Yglesias, co-founder of Vox, has waded into Seattle issues from his national platform. And it's not the first...

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...

Linkage Fees are a supply-side solution: Or, how land owners end...

Linkage Fees, proposed fees on new development to pay for affordable housing, have a lot of critics. And the critics' arguments are probably all...

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...