Let's Talk About Townhouses

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If you live in Seattle, you know that townhouses are often ugly. You also know that they keep getting built. And if you're a new homeowner, there's a decent chance you own one.

So what's the problem with them? Too many parking requirements? Cheap builders? A refusal to allow rowhouses? Too many people moving to our sleepy little town? NIMBYs? Townhouses themselves? No problem at all? (I'll take parking, rowhouses, and NIMBYs, myself.)

Either way, in this town, opinions about townhouses are like a-holes (and sometimes voiced by them, Ace Ventura-style); you can share yours tonight at a City Council Planning, Land Use, and Neighborhoods Committee meeting.

It's at 6 PM at the University Heights Community Center (50th and the Ave). When the committee meeting action subsides, the public comment action commences. Be there, or just bitch about townhouse design to the people who can't do anything about it.

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