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Micro-apartments raise big controversy

“I’ve never seen my neighborhood so upset and unified” as it is against the building of micro-apartments, says Jules James, a resident and triplex owner in the changing Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle. A micro-apartment building stands in the background. In response to neighborhood unrest around Seattle, the City Council is  considering a proposal to restrict how and where Seattle's smallest and most controversial homes are built.

Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times

“I’ve never seen my neighborhood so upset and unified” as it is against the building of micro-apartments, says Jules James, a resident and triplex owner in the changing Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle. A micro-apartment building stands in the background. In response to neighborhood unrest around Seattle, the City Council is considering a proposal to restrict how and where Seattle's smallest and most controversial homes are built.

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