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Old Posted Feb 28, 2014, 2:36 AM
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About 2/3 of Seattle is zoned single-family only, and contain strong NIMBY proponents that try to keep it that way. That's what I mean by "preserves."

I'm not sure what your family point refers to. Obviously a lot of families live outside of that 2/3 too...in houses, in townhouses, in apartments and condos....

As for the majority-family thing, that might be true in small areas but is unlikely citywide. There are what, 80,000 kids in Seattle? Maybe 50,000 households with kids? We have something like 140,000 single-family houses. Maybe 90% of both (kids and houses) are in those preserves, vs. the other 15% or so that also have significant residential.
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