Additional Factors in Project Feasibility

Companies, especially those in real estate development, have developed comprehensive due diligence/feasibility processes to determine if a project is a go or no-go. But even the best due diligence/feasibility processes we’ve seen lack an understanding of the ‘political’ elements impacting a project, which often results in one of two scenarios: …

Economic Development Needs Housing

The Seattle Times reports this week that housing prices in King County (Seattle) have increased by more than $100,000 in a year for the first time, fueled in part by the growth of major technology companies expanding and locating in the Pacific NW. Richard Florida, perhaps the most popular urban studies theorist, …

The National Housing Problem

Availability, affordability, attainability . . . have a few things in common. First, they can be used to describe various elements of a supply demand model (e.g. if it is rarely available, it is rare it’s affordable).  Second, they are key discussion points in housing debates that are growing in …

Client Win: Marysville WA Approves Code Changes

A Win for Our Clients! Last night the City of Marysville, WA unanimously adopted (7-0 vote) Ordinance 3057, increasing the maximum impervious surface to 65% and allowing building heights up to 35 feet on lots with a 10% or greater slope.  Request a copy of the ordinance. How did this …