New City Regulations Stop Big Houses on Small Lots

May 20, 2014 8:03am

Seattle City Council voted to restrict development of oversized houses on small lots. You can frequently see these new houses popping up on the site where an old house is torn down. According to KIRO News, two recently constructed houses in Green Lake wouldn’t have been allowed under the new rules had the ruling come earlier:

The City Council passed regulations on new houses 3,200 square feet or less.  They cannot be taller than 18 feet or the block average, whichever is taller.  They cannot be built on lots smaller than 2,500 square feet.  Neighbors now have to be notified and have the option to oppose the building. 

Source: KIRO News