Cast aside your political comfort zones and join the conversation regarding increased access to the single family areas of Seattle.

Members of the Seattle Planning Commission will present an in-depth history and analysis of single family zoning in Seattle along with a series of proposals for how to enable more Seattle citizens to access housing in these highly sought after areas, which make up 60% of our city.

The recommendations in the Commission’s Neighborhoods for All report “would allow for gradual, incremental reintroduction of historic building patterns while helping to preserve (single family neighborhoods) even as we welcome more residents of all income levels, ages and races.”

We’ll touch on affordability, density, bulk, scale, existing context, connectivity, the racism underlying our 70 year old single family zoning policies, the gap in middle income housing, and more.


Tim Parham, Director of Real Estate Development at Plymouth Housing, Seattle Planning Commission
Michael Austin, Senior Urban Designer at Perkins+Will, Seattle Planning Commission
Pre-registration is encouraged.

Click here to register NOTE: Due to weather conditions, this event has been cancelled until further notice.

Brought to you by AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum committee.