Volunteer to Build a Home in the ‘hood!


If you don’t know who Facing Homelessness is or what the BLOCK Project is, it’s one of my favorite projects going on in Seattle right now. They are building homes throughout Seattle and people are offering up their yards to host these homes.

The BLOCK Project invites community […]

Go build that Backyard Cottage!

From the Seattle Departmemnt of Planning and Development:

The effective date for backyard cottage legislation, Ordinance 123141, is December 4th, 2009.

Intake appointments are available no sooner than December 4th, and are scheduled through the Applicant Service Center (ASC) by calling (206) 684-8850. You may call now to schedule an appointment for December […]

Backyard cottage legislation passed by Seattle City Council

Seattle City Council passed the proposed backyard cottage legislation today. Here is the press release:

SEATTLE – The Council today adopted legislation to allow the construction of backyard cottages on eligible lots in single-family zones throughout the city. Backyard cottages also referred to as “detached accessory dwelling units,” have been permitted in Southeast Seattle since […]

Update on the Backyard Cottage proposal

The Seattle City Council Planning Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee has approved the proposed backyard cottage legislation with a few modifications and the legislation will now be voted on by full Council. Read more at and here.

Did you miss last night’s Backyard Cottage Public Hearing?

Grab a cup of coffee and watch it on the internets here.

Reminder: Public Hearing on legislation regarding Backyard Cottages in Seattle – Tuesday, September 15th

The Seattle City Council is holding a public hearing regarding Backyard Cottages in Seattle. The public hearing is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at Seattle City Hall.

The Seattle City Council is soliciting public testimony on the following piece of legislation currently before the Council’s […]

Seattle Planning Commission Comments on Backyard Cottage Proposal

From a letter sent by the Seattle Planning Commission to Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark:

Since July 2003 the Planning Commission has been on record urging the City to move forward with legislation permitting Backyard Cottages (aka Detached Accessory Dwelling Units) in single family zones throughout the entire city. Increasing the variety of housing types […]

Carpool to the Backyard Cottage Public Hearing? Wednesday 9/15

I have heard from at least one Pinehurst neighbor who is interested in carpooling to the Tuesday, September 15th Backyard Cottage public hearing. The hearing will be held downtown at City Hall and begins at 5:30 pm. If you are interested in figuring out a carpool, call (366-9472) or e-mail me and I will connect […]

Update on Backyard Cottages

Council Member Sally Clark has posted to her website a new “Guide to Backyard Cottages in Southeast Seattle.” The guide provides pictures and information on the backyards cottages that have been built in southeast Seattle since 2006. The guide is available for viewing on Council Member Clark’s website

There will be a second briefing […]

Backyard Cottages: Public Hearing – September 15th

There will be a public hearing for backyard cottages at 5:30 pm on September 15, 2009 in Council Chambers at City Hall. Your public comments are welcome and encouraged.

Prior to the hearing, at 9:30 am on August 12th, there will be a briefing to the Planning, Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee, which will serve […]