Thursday, June 14, 2007

Seattle megahome scaremongering

The Seattle Times story starts out:
"In an area with little land to build new houses, residents are fighting the megahome — McMansions that balloon to the edges of their properties, three-story giants that block views from quaint craftsman bungalows....Seattle is just beginning to consider reducing the size allowed for single-family houses that replace demolished homes. About 330 single-family homes were torn down from 2003 to 2005, and most were replaced with larger homes, according to the city's Department of Planning and Development."

Yes, that is a huge wave, 330 homes in two years in a city of more than a half a million residents. What a joke...I guarantee that there are quite a few homes in Seattle that are just one story wood-siding tract homes. If someone builds a bigger house in your neighborhood, get over it...

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