Roger Valdez

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Thumbnail for - Don't Let the Council Undermine the Affordable Housing Task Force with Election Year Pandering
Feb 3, 2015
Developer lobbyist Roger Valdez wary of council member Sally Clark's motives.
Thumbnail for - Microhousing Developers Open Books
Sep 8, 2014
Developers claim new regulations would cause 40 percent increase in rent.
Thumbnail for - Failing to Raise Fees on Developers Won't Lead to "Segregation"
Aug 12, 2014
Smart Growth Seattle's Roger Valdez argues that Seattle's affordable housing policy won't lead to racial "segregation" as some low-income housing advocates have said.
Thumbnail for - Seattle City Council Common Denominator: Smothering Urban Innovation
Apr 15, 2014
There's a connection between the council's antipathy toward alternative transportation and alternative housing.
Thumbnail for - Seattle Does Not Have A Workforce Housing Crisis
Feb 10, 2014
In a guest op/ed, Smart Growth Seattle's Roger Valdez argues that Seattle's housing need isn't for "workforce housing." It's for more housing—period.
Thumbnail for - Want Lower Housing Prices? Increase Supply.
Jan 28, 2014
Want lower housing prices? Smart Growth Seattle's Roger Valdez says the solution has to include increased housing supply.
Thumbnail for - Incentive Zoning Is Not the Answer
Mar 18, 2013
Cola op/ed contributor Roger Valdez argues that incentive zoning—greater density in exchange for more affordable housing—is not an affordability panacea.
Thumbnail for - New Single-Family Housing Is Not the Enemy
Feb 7, 2013
Smart Growth Seattle's Roger Valdez responds to a Crosscut piece opposing development in single-family neighborhoods.
Thumbnail for - The Affordable Housing Purity Test
Oct 1, 2012
Believing that market forces impact housing prices doesn't make you a Republican, density advocate Roger Valdez argues. Image via Richard Conlin's city of Seattle website.
Thumbnail for - Affordable Housing Incentives: Why Housing Prices Aren't the Whole Story
Sep 25, 2012
Instead of lowering housing prices, we need to lower housing costs, argues urbanism advocate Roger Valdez.
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