Bill to ease Washington's housing crisis would allow up to fourplex on all residential lots

OLYMPIA — Single-family homes may soon be less common in new development across the state.A bill making its way through the Legislature would allow...

January 21, 2023
5:10 AM

OLYMPIA — Single-family homes may soon be less common in new development across the state.A bill making its way through the Legislature would allow "middle housing" — up to a fourplex — on all residential lots in cities of 6,000 or more.The proposal is making its second appearance in the Legislature, this time with more cities covered and with bipartisan support. It comes at a time when the Legislature is looking to address the housing and homelessness crisis in a number of different ways, including with zoning, renter protections and affordable housing availability.

Laurel Demkovich