The local chapter of CORA (Congress for Residential Architecture) is pooling their know-how to define new ways to build density without mimicking the suburban aesthetic already in place.
"In an attempt to make town houses blend in with Craftsman bungalows, Seattle codes created a hybrid, half house and half high-rise, that satisfies no one.
This is not developer greed. It was an earnest attempt by the city and builders to retain the flavor of Seattle's traditional single-family neighborhoods while stuffing in 100,000 more people. Which brings us back to Watson's ghost."
"Do you solve the problem by getting more prescriptive or less?" asks architect John DeForest, another CORA member."