These documents will assist you in furthering your understanding or the complete picture of why we are appealing the City’s EIS that advances the opinions and formal determination that there are NO environmental impacts associated with eliminating all single-family zoning and converting all existing single-family neighborhoods to multi-family encouraging the conversion into triplex and 3 houses plus garage per lot.

Current Documents

Seattle Hearing Examiner’s Official Queen Anne Appeal Page/Info

Queen Anne Comment Letter on the Draft EIS – June 14, 2018

City’s Response to Queen Anne Comment Letter – October 4, 2018

The City’s Accessory Dwelling Webpage – October 4, 2018

The City’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Final Environmental Impact Statement – October 4, 2018

Queen Anne Appeal Decision Requiring the City’s EIS – December 13, 2016

Original Backyard Cottage – Existing Legislation and Code


Seattle Times Stories about Backyard Cottages and Growth

Neighborhoods Deserve A Say On Backyard Cottages
Allowing New Development Without Parking Defies Logic


Read the Seattle Times Editorial Board – 25 January 2019:
Engage to Save Seattle Neighborhoods

Read the Seattle Times David Horsey Opinion – 2 January 2019:
Shattering Seattle’s great Neighborhoods

Read the Seattle Times Editorial Board’s piece – 30 Nov 2018:
Mayor must work with neighborhoods on Seattle’s growth and affordability plans

Read Danny Westneat’s column – 5 Dec 2018:
Political trouble was ‘baked into the cake’ of Seattle’s sweeping upzone plan

Read another opinion piece – 30 Nov 2018:
Con Mandatory Housing Affordability: A wake-up call for Seattle neighborhoods

Read Martin Kaplan’s Guest Column in the Queen Anne & Magnolia News – 30 Nov 2018:
Increasing density should not diminish neighborhood livability and character


Why we First Appealed and Prevailed

Comments on the environmental Determination of Non-Significance (DNS)
Queen Anne Community Council–Land Use Review Committee – June 1, 2016
Comments on the HALA recommendations regarding backyard cottages and mother-in-law apartments
Queen Anne Community Council–Land Use Review Committee – May 14, 2016
Letter to the community, announcing the Appeal
Martin Henry Kaplan – June 3, 2016
Appeal of the Determination of Non-Significance (DNS)
Martin Henry Kaplan/Queen Anne Community Council – June 6, 2016
An Argument for Citizen Involvement
Martin Henry Kaplan – July 4, 2016

Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s Original Proposal

Record of the Original QACC Appeal

Hearing Examiner’s web page on the Appeal (links to several documents)