City misses opportunity

13 Mar 2015 | posted in: Uncategorized | 0
BY JOSH FEIT

Isn’t it weird that…at a time when affordable housing is arguably the most pressing issue in the city, the mayor announced today that he’s turning housing property into a park. There’s nothing wrong with parks, but in a city with limited land that’s simultaneously resistant to density, it’s a blown opportunity.

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Unlikely Allies: Sawant and Developers?

5 Mar 2015 | posted in: Uncategorized | 0
BY JOSH FEIT

A draft of the letter obtained by PubliCola states: “Utilization of publicly owned land: The City of Seattle and other public agencies own significant parcels of vacant or underutilized land capable of supporting infill housing. There are a variety of models and partnership arrangements that the city could utilize to develop affordable housing on publicly owned land.”

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