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After a failed attempt by neighborhood groups to block legislation that increases density, the Seattle City Council is finally considering upzones to some Seattle neighborhoods. The Seattle Times reported Monday that the plan under consideration would upzone 27 urban villages, which would allow developers to build anywhere from one to… Read more
Senator Guy Palumbo, D-1st District, has seen his district grow amidst our region’s job boom. In fact, the district – which straddles the King and Snohomish county line and includes Bothell and part of Kirkland – has absorbed much more growth over the last decade than anyone expected or planned… Read more
Whatever your ideas on how to solve Washington state’s housing crisis, we all agree on one thing: we need to do something. Speaking to the sold-out crowd at the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) Housing Solutions Breakfast this morning, sponsored by Seattle King County REALTORS®, Georgia… Read more
The following is commentary from our policy staff. Seattle and the surrounding areas do not have enough housing for all the people that live here. The homes and condos that we do have are too expensive for many that want to fulfill the dream of homeownership. The Seattle Housing Affordability… Read more