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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 ]

City of Seattle and Sound Transit Enter New Phase of Visioning for Development at Mount Baker

Community members are invited to provide feedback on development ideas for affordable housing and more through the month of June After many years of community planning, the Mount Baker station area is entering an exciting new phase. The City of Seattle and Sound Transit are working in partnership with community stakeholders and… [ Keep reading ]

$30 Million Strategic Investment Fund to Support Seattle Site Acquisition for Community Projects and Anti-Displacement Efforts

Building off the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), Major Jenny A. Durkan announced today that Seattle’s Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) is seeking proposals for $30 million for land and property acquisition to respond to disproportionate displacement pressures impacting Black, Indigenous and people of color communities. Requests for Proposals are now open for organizations in high displacement risk neighborhoods, areas with low access to opportunity, and places where future public investments… [ Keep reading ]

Equitable Development Initiative Projects Share Their Stories of Service to the Community

For Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the Office of Planning and Community Development has partnered with youth filmmakers to create videos of two of our Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) projects. These videos seek to uplift, empower, and educate about the value of these community-led projects in a time when information on local resources can be scarce, especially during this current pandemic and increased xenophobia towards AAPI… [ Keep reading ]

OPCD names Lauren Flemister Interim Deputy Director

Lauren Flemister, Community Planning Manager at the Office of Planning and Community Development, has been named Interim Deputy Director of the office. Flemister joined the office in 2018, where she has focused on coordinating station area planning with Sound Transit, as well as expanded focus on prioritizing equitable development in OPCD community planning projects. “I know Lauren will continue to bring a… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating the Resilience of Seattle’s Duwamish Valley

2020 Duwamish Valley Program Update & Progress Report By Alberto J. Rodríguez (OSE) & David W. Goldberg (OPCD) Resilient communities have called the Duwamish Valley home since time immemorial — from the fishing and winter campgrounds of the Duwamish Tribe to the first European settlers in the Pacific Northwest, up… [ Keep reading ]

Draft Plan Captures Community Vision for NE Seattle Neighborhoods Around New Sound Transit Stations

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today released a draft station area plan for the neighborhoods surrounding Sound Transit’s future light rail stations at 130th St NE and 148th St NE. “Having a multi-modal city that moves people out of their cars and onto high-quality transit, is key to reducing carbon emissions, as well as ensuring communities… [ Keep reading ]