Another Neighbor for Microhousing

I have had to write about the “angry neighbors” many times here and elsewhere. These are the folks who talk about how renters don’t have an “investment” in their “established neighborhood.” But now and then there is a glowing bright spot not just of tolerance but understanding. At Capitol Hill Seattle¬†Jason Weill¬†writes a very honest […]

God Pods: Builders Give Back

Here’s an example of how builders get engaged with community using their skills, know how, and resources to support community endeavors. One of Smart Growth Seattle’s founders, Dan Duffus, was instrumental in putting together a microhousing project for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. The Union Gospel Mission is a faith based organization working to prevent homelessness. […]

Smart Growth Seattle: A Year in Review

This post is also an article in the January edition of Master Builder, the print magazine of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. I made a presentation about Smart Growth Seattle to the Community Development Round Table in January of this year at a regular meeting of local business leaders convened by […]