Controversy over Seattle building height restrictions

January 15, 2014

Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development may soon make changes to code regulating low-rise multifamily residential buildings.  Last night, city officials held a meeting to hear frustrations from neighbors who dislike the size of lowrise multifamily structures.

Ryan Miller is a Master of Urban Planning student pursuing the Real Estate Specialization at the Runstad Center, and a research assistant working with Glenn Crellin at the Washington Center for Real Estate Research.  He was present at the meeting and weighed in with an argument in favor of development, which can help provide an answer to the problem of rising rental rates, as well as respect Seattle’s culture of inclusiveness.  Watch local network coverage of the story here!