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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 ]

New Commissioner sought for the Seattle Design Commission

Mayor Jenny Durkan is recruiting to fill a vacancy for the urban designer position on the Seattle Design Commission. The appointment will complete the existing term of a vacant position that ends February 28, 2022, as well as a two year term beginning in March 2022. Established in 1968, the… [ Keep reading ]

$30 Million in Upstream BIPOC Community Investments Recommended by the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force Delivered to City Council

To improve disparate outcomes for communities furthest from equity the Task Force developed 9 recommendations with 18 implementation strategies Upon Council’s proviso lift millions can be dispersed to community by end of 2021 Mayor Jenny A. Durkan transmitted $30 million in investments recommended by the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds City Council’s Unanimous Passage of Legislation to Authorize Acquisition of Land in South Park for Affordable Housing

Legislation advances City efforts to achieve community-led equitable development and environmental justice goals  Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s legislation authorizing the Office of Housing to acquire two parcels in South Park for affordable housing development was passed unanimously by City Council today. Council Bill 120114 requires the housing developed on these parcels to be affordable to households making at or below 60 percent of area median income (AMI) which is… [ Keep reading ]

Industrial and Maritime Strategy Council Delivers Comprehensive Recommendations to Support Jobs and Innovation

Stakeholders deliver 11 strategies to renew commitment to Seattle as a maritime and manufacturing city, equitable access to living-wage jobs, innovative small businesses, and environmental justice in neighborhoods near industrial areas. Office of Planning and Community Development to begin environmental review process to study the creation of limited industrial innovation zones and areas to allow workers to live nearby  After careful deliberations, the City of… [ Keep reading ]