Local retailers can partner with local apartment buildings and offer customers parking right across the street.
Seattle’s Current Housing Code = Seattle’s Current Housing Affordability Crisis
Single-Family Zone Preservationists rely on a non sequitur argument against Seattle's pending upzones...
Welcoming Yard Signs, Unwelcoming Land Use Code
It's hard for liberal Seattle to grok that our friendly single-family neighborhoods, even with all those progressive "This house believes..." signs, are actually part of the problem.
And While All of That is True, We are Here Today, Grieving. Again.
The mayor's remarks after Charleena Lyles was killed by police.
Development Oriented Transit
Low-income workers don't traditionally work at the kind of businesses where ORCA Card programs are available—9-to-5 jobs at large employers versus service industry retail and restaurant jobs with irregular hours.
Underlining Like Mad #175: Why Raising Development Fees in Vulnerable Communities Might Hurt Vulnerable Communities.
The Planning Commission is concerned that increasing [payment] requirements in areas with a high risk of displacement may have negative consequences on Seattle’s historically marginalized communities by stagnating growth, exacerbating housing shortages, and further limiting access to jobs, [and] housing,
In Defense of Tearing Things Down
The way to fight gentrification is by having integrated development and land-use policies that keep affordable housing in the mix in the first place instead of propping up symbols of another time.
Underlining Like Mad #167: “The Hearing Examiner Got it Backwards”
Seattle's interminable conversation...
Underlining Like Mad #163: “Erstwhile Affordable Housing Advocates”
Despite making housing affordability their political rallying point...