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Josh Feit Pontificates on Single Family Housing

Chief SeattlePUBLICOLA I presume that the intent of the person who leaked the draft to the Seattle Times was to sabotage the idea by outing it to an anticipated chorus of uniform boos. There’s some telling symbolism in their evident misread of the situation on the ground. The people who are intent on preserving the dominance of single family zoning are the same people who are oblivious to Seattle’s changed values, aspirations, and temperament. They evidently have their heads in the sand both about the fact that keeping 65 percent of the city exclusively zoned for single families is an unsustainable model that eliminates necessary housing stock and about the emergence of locals who don’t subscribe to the Ozzie and Harriet ideal.


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