I don’t take her to synagogue, she doesn’t take me to church.We saw my family over Thanksgiving, we’re seeing hers over Christmas.

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These are precisely the areas targeted for upzones under HALA and the Grand Bargain.

So I find it ironic that this Sightline writer laments the loss of opportunities like this mix of lower density structures in single family areas, when she and her organization are hell-bent on the wholesale removal of such a mix whereever it exists and in whatever zone it now exists.

We have about 3 times what we need and enough capacity to take us nearly into the next century given longer term historical trends.

But no matter to the acolytes of density-at-all-costs, all the growth we’ve seen, all the upzoning, and added zoned capacity, it’s still not enough. When neighborhood advocates point to this excess capacity under current zoning and ask why still more upzones, some pro-density advocates retort that the planned HALA upzones “aren’t about adding capacity” but rather “it’s about inclusivity”.

She knows I love and respect her, even if I don’t always love and respect the influence of the Christian right. Respect each other, without trying to change each other.

The problem is that most of us can’t really respect when someone sees the world completely differently than we do.

In order to have that strong connection we crave, we look for someone who is like-minded.

I’ve got clients who want someone who can dance, because dancing is important.

In the span of 11 years (2005-2016) the city has reached nearly 150 percent of its 2024 assigned regional residential growth target – a target set in accordance with the Growth Management Act (GMA) to ensure we absorb our share of regional growth.