Tag: development

LIVING BUILDING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS

July 31st, 2012

The Council has unanimously adopted changes to the ‘Living Building Challenge Pilot Program’ that will tighten the qualifications for participation and provide additional incentives for builders to participate in the program.  We expect at least one additional building to be able to proceed into construction as a result of this change. The Living Building ordinance […]

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WHY DOES SEATTLE HAVE A MULTI FAMILY TAX EXEMPTION PROGRAM?

June 16th, 2011

Seattle’s multi-family tax exemption (MFTE) program has come under fire recently.  It has been suggested that the program subsidizes apartments that are too expensive, and that the program effectively serves as a subsidy to developers to build projects that they would have built anyway.  As is often the case, the reality is more complex.  The […]

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