Microhousing: Politico Story Reminds Us What We Lost

Politico, an online journal of national politics, has a story about microhousing that extensively chronicles it’s rise and fall. What the story conveys, too, is that Seattle was the national leader in housing innovation — emphasis on the word was. Portland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis have all come calling, looking to Seattle and asking how to […]

Microhousing: Legal Options on DPD Shutdown

The City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) doesn’t seem to be listening to the development community these days. But they do listen to angry neighbors (see our appeal and the legislation they produced over regulating micros¬†which was passed by the Seattle City Council). They also seem to listen to judges. So we […]

More on the Impacts of Proposed Microhousing Legislation

The letter below was recently sent to Seattle City Councilmembers and is part of an ongoing educational campaign to inform Seattle’s policy makers about the negative impact of Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s microhousing legislation which will be up for a vote on October 6. ¬† We’ve been making the point that the legislation and amendments will […]