Aubrey Cohen of the Seattle P-I asks in a recent article…
Dense Seattle neighborhoods could start looking a lot more like those in cities like San Francisco and Philadelphia, under a proposal the City Council is set to take up later this month.
The plan would let developers build row homes right up their neighbors’ side lot lines on in townhouse zones, similar to classic older homes in many other U.S. cities. It’s one of many changes aimed at making townhouse development more diverse, attractive and sustainable.
The City Council’s Committee on the Built Environment this week unanimously endorsed the plan, which the full council could take up as early as Dec. 13. The changes would apply to the approximately 8 percent of the city zoned for townhouses, but wouldn’t impact single-family zones.
Read the rest in the P-I. Note the quotes from Squire Park’s Bill Zosel.