Neighborhood challenge to MHA upzones is not over

State Growth Management Hearing Board to hear citizen’s appeal Tuesday November 5th Posted on November 4, 2019 by John V. Fox Room 1610 Seattle Municipal Tower, 9AM-4PM (PST): A decision favoring SCALE representing over two dozen neighborhood and housing groups would overturn Seattle’s city-wide MHA upzones implemented earlier this year Battle isn’t over: Neighborhoods appeal … Continue reading Neighborhood challenge to MHA upzones is not over

Shaun Scott’s vendetta against single family housing – where 60 percent of all Seattleites live

Posted on October 23, 2019 by John V. Fox Scott suggests you’re racist if you don’t want to abolish single-family zoning: does that mean 88,000 people renting one in Seattle are racist (28 percent of renters) and 29 percent of all African-Americans? South of Othello between 46th S and 48th S : All lots shown … Continue reading Shaun Scott’s vendetta against single family housing – where 60 percent of all Seattleites live

GMA Hearing Board last July overturned Olympia’s “missing middle” upzone plan

The decision was a victory of neighborhood groups in Olympia effectively striking down that city’s upzone plan – does it portend the fate of Seattle’s massive MHA upzone plan? Posted on November 4, 2019 by John V. Fox Map of affected Olympia neighborhoods: source city of Olympia Olympia’s “missing middle” ordinance allows more multifamily housing—duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, accessory … Continue reading GMA Hearing Board last July overturned Olympia’s “missing middle” upzone plan

Defend Your Neighborhood; Support the MHA Appeal

Dear Neighbor, Last year, Seattle Fair Growth helped form the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability & Equity (SCALE) in filing an Appeal of the MHA Final EIS. The City’s “Grand Bargain” fails at increasing affordable housing, accelerates displacement of residents, and does nothing for livability. This city-wide volunteer coalition of community organizations has raised over … Continue reading Defend Your Neighborhood; Support the MHA Appeal

Appealing Upzones?

There have been both facts and misrepresentations of why the Seattle Coalition for Affordability, Livability & Equity (SCALE) is appealing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) in various media outlets.  To set the record straight, we are unequivocally not “slow-growthers” or that tired slur “NIMBY’s.”  These bullying phrases are used by special interest groups to … Continue reading Appealing Upzones?

Jon Fox points out one fatal flaw of City’s affordable housing plan

Jon Fox points out one of the fatal flaws of the city's MHA program. In order to produce affordable housing you have to destroy it. To read the full article, click on this link: Historic Sheridan building faces demolition; ‘HALA’ mandatory housing program removes developer’s obligation to replace 56 affordable downtown units   To learn about … Continue reading Jon Fox points out one fatal flaw of City’s affordable housing plan