Seattle Says Yes to the Best Rules in America for Backyard Cottages

Sightline, July 2019

By: Dan Bertolet, Sightline Institute

https://www.sightline.org/2019/07/01/seattle-approves-best-backyard-cottages-rules-united-states/

Accessory Dwelling Units

This blog post summarizes zoning reforms for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Seattle. It discusses the political battle over these changes and includes a list of potential further reforms.


Seattle, WA

2010 Population: 608,660

2010 Population Density: 7,250.87/square mile