Seattle's Housing Can't Handle Projected Growth

Seattle is growing, and it's going to have to start thinking about augmenting its single-family neighborhoods with more multi-unit housing if it wants to keep up with the pace of growth.
September 19, 2008, 7pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"Seattle cannot accommodate the people it's projected to gain over the next three decades without adding homes in single-family neighborhoods, according to members of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild.

The reason is that 65 percent of Seattle's land is zoned single-family, with lots averaging 5,000 square feet, creating a population density less than such cities as Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and even sprawling Los Angeles, three representatives of the group said during a session at the 2008 Housing Washington conference, in Tacoma, on Tuesday."

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Published on Friday, September 19, 2008 in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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