affordable housing http://kplu.org en Micro-housing boom has some Seattle neighborhoods up in arms http://kplu.org/post/micro-housing-boom-has-some-seattle-neighborhoods-arms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New buildings packed with dorm-like rooms for rent have been popping up in Seattle’s densest neighborhoods.</span></p><p>A grey area in the law is allowing these so-called “micro-housing” projects to go up without neighborhood comment. A brown-bag discussion on the issue of takes place <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/news/detail.asp?ID=13546" target="_blank">at City Hall today</a>.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:48:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8455 at http://kplu.org Micro-housing boom has some Seattle neighborhoods up in arms Vulcan proposes affordable housing land deal in South Lake Union http://kplu.org/post/vulcan-proposes-affordable-housing-land-deal-south-lake-union <p>Paul Allen’s real estate company Vulcan wants to give the city of Seattle land in the South Lake Union neighborhood. In exchange, the company wants the right to build taller towers.</p><p>The Seattle city council is working to rezone the South Lake Union neighborhood to allow taller buildings. That’s something Vulcan very much wants. The city requires developers to either build affordable units in their towers or pay the city extra money for affordable housing if they build above a certain height.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:51:39 +0000 Ashley Gross 7132 at http://kplu.org Vulcan proposes affordable housing land deal in South Lake Union