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Seattle issues final environmental review of updated Industrial and Maritime Strategy 

Final Environmental Impact Statement evaluates a strategy that strengthens protections for existing industrial and maritime lands, protects freight corridors, supports transit-oriented job growth in innovation centers near future light rail stations, and supports smaller-scale industrial businesses and opportunities for maker spaces near residential areas.   The Seattle Office of Planning and Community… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces $9 Million to Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative 

Mayor Bruce Harrell today announced nearly $9 million in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), part of the City’s effort to support property ownership among Seattle’s diverse cultural communities in high displacement risk neighborhoods. The City awarded funds to community organizations for site acquisition and major capital projects, as well as… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle wins Governor’s Smart Housing Strategies Award for supporting affordable housing on faith-owned land 

This week the City of Seattle received the Governor’s Smart Housing Strategies Award for our policy to support affordable housing on property owned by religious organizations as one new tool for responding to the housing crisis. In 2021, Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) and Office of Housing… [ Keep reading ]

Historic Columbia City Theater Purchased by Rainier Avenue Radio and the Cultural Space Agency

The purchase of the theater and its permanent preservation is a first-of-its-kind. Black-Owned community cultural center and career-connected learning institution building arts leadership and production skills in the next generation of south Seattle youth. Following a year of negotiation and fundraising, the Cultural Space Agency and Rainier Avenue Radio are… [ Keep reading ]

Community Partnerships Will Drive “One Seattle” Comprehensive Plan Update

The City of Seattle has selected six community-based organizations to help design and carry out public engagement strategies for the update of Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan. Each of the organizations submitted engagement proposals that center the voices of people of color as the City updates its vision for how we will… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Industrial Maritime Strategy environmental review available for public comment

Updated industrial land use concepts evaluated in Draft Environmental Impact Statement The Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) has completed its environmental study of land use changes recommended by Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s Industrial and Maritime Strategy Council. The City’s new industrial land use concepts seek to provide stronger protections for core industrial and maritime areas, while encouraging modern, innovative high-density industrial… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces More Than Eight Million in Investments To Support The Duwamish Valley In 2022 Budget Proposal

Community members joined Mayor Durkan and City staff at the Duwamish Waterway Park to announce and celebrate these investments. Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced more than $8.5 million in proposed 2022 budget investments to support the Duwamish Valley neighborhoods of South Park and Georgetown. Investments will center around expanding youth leadership and capacity building in the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $9.8 Million to BIPOC-Led Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced $9.8 million in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), the largest annual total since EDI’s first awards in 2017, to support the purchase of additional properties to house BIPOC organizations at risk of displacement. EDI is a central component of the City’s effort to support Seattle’s… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $7.5 Million in Direct Investment in Community to Support Neighborhood Economic Recovery

Investments include at least $1.2 million for community driven projects and up to $225,000 to 28 business districts throughout Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) announced $7.5 million in direct investments to support downtown and neighborhood economic recovery. Over 28 neighborhood business district… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan to Sign Downtown Empty Storefront Legislation Into Law Following Unanimous City Council Vote

Temporary Change Will Increase Permitting Flexibility for Uses of Empty Storefronts to Help Bring Businesses and Artists Back Downtown Following unanimous passage by the City Council, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that she will sign into law legislation to allow more flexibility in permitted uses for empty downtown storefronts…. [ Keep reading ]