microhousing http://kuow.org en The Politics Of Microhousing In Seattle http://kuow.org/post/politics-microhousing-seattle <p>David Hyde spoke with Publicola's Erica C. Barnett about microhousing, the debate over a possible Seattle City Light surcharge, and other issues facing the city. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:59:20 +0000 David Hyde & Jason Pagano 27739 at http://kuow.org The Politics Of Microhousing In Seattle A Look Inside A Micro Apartment http://kuow.org/post/look-inside-micro-apartment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We've been taking a look at the rise of </span>microhousing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Seattle. Tiny apartments that offer cheaper rent for less living space have been popping up in high demand neighborhoods like the University District and Capitol Hill. Some residents have voiced concerns over the new developments, fearing they skirt zoning laws and create too much density too quickly. Today, </span>KUOW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://www.kuow.org/people/jeannie-yandel" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeannie Yandel</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> takes us inside a micro apartment. Also, we'll talk with Seattle </span>microhousing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> developer Jim Potter.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 9857 at http://kuow.org A Look Inside A Micro Apartment Rising Popularity Of Microhousing http://kuow.org/post/rising-popularity-microhousing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the cost of living continues to rise in the city, people are finding it harder to find an affordable place to live. To accommodate the demand, developers&nbsp;are building&nbsp;</span>microhousing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> --&nbsp;tiny studio apartments with private bathrooms that share a kitchen with other units. The </span>microhouses<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> boast affordable living in high-demand neighborhoods such as Capitol Hill and the University District. However, residents in some neighborhoods fear the developments skirt zoning laws and create too much density too fast. City </span>Councilmember<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tom Rasmussen is considering legislation that could put new restrictions on </span>microhousing<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He joins us to explain.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 9708 at http://kuow.org Rising Popularity Of Microhousing