walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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aPodments triggering more NIMBY reactions

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Tiny-aPodments-causing-big-controversy-in-Seattle--224002631.html

Sounds like the city is thinking about doing some code revision to regulate kitchen size and mandate bike parking, rather than impose a moratorium. This sounds reasonable to me. _Especially_ the bike parking. People always act like bikes should somehow just fit into living space and it winds up blocking stairways and hallways either in or out of units and constitutes a significant problem for emergency exit/access. Planning for it means that you can have your bike parking and get out quickly (or in quickly) in the event of earthquake, fire, medical emergency, etc.

ETA: If kitchen regulation just winds up adding sinks, that doesn't make a ton of sense to me.

http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola/articles/smart-growth-seattle-vs-june-2013
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