Saturday, 19 October, 2019

Tag: Renters

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...

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...

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...

How much should a 2 bedroom apartment cost? It should definitely...

We completed our preliminary research on two-bedroom housing in Seattle. We’ll be publishing a comprehensive report on all unit types in the near future....

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’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...

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...