While micro-housing is a (small) national trend, Seattle has seen far more of it (over 3,600 units in stages from occupied to permitted), in more diverse configurations, with smaller unit sizes and less regulation than other cities.
After years of “monitoring” the situation, City Council is finally gearing up to take legislative action. Planning and Land Use Committee chair Mike O’Brien has recently hosted a series of meetings with micro-housing developers and community advocates to see if common ground on the controversial housing type could be had.
To discuss where that may or may not be is micro-housing developer Scott Shapiro, and micro-housing evangelist Roger Valdez, intrepid neighborhood activist and researcher Dennis Saxman, and not-so-micro housing developer Linda Alexander. (Linda and Scott were participants in O’Brien’s discussions).
Please join us on Saturday, August 9 at 9am for what should prove to be a lively discussion.