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Preliminary Proposal for Uptown Urban Center

PRELIMINARY PROPOSAL FOR UPTOWN URBAN CENTER After more than three years of engaging community members in envisioning a vibrant future for the Uptown neighborhood, OPCD has issued a preliminary rezone recommendation. The proposal will result in an estimated 600 new affordable homes, neighborhood design standards that respond to community priorities,… [ Keep reading ]

City Council Approves Mandatory Housing Affordability for Downtown and South Lake Union

On Monday, the Seattle City Council approved legislation to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) in Downtown and South Lake Union. The new ordinance requires that new commercial or residential development in Seattle’s downtown urban centers contribute to affordable housing in exchange for increased development capacity. It is estimated that the… [ Keep reading ]

City and County to contribute up to $20 million to affordable housing as part of the redevelopment of the County’s Northgate Park and Ride

Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the City and County will each contribute up to $10 million for approximately 200 affordable housing units adjacent to the transit center and future light rail station in Northgate. “Transportation has the power to transform entire communities,” said Mayor Murray…. [ Keep reading ]

Introducing #RSJIFridays

OPCD is introducing a new social media feature called “Race and Social Justice Initiative Fridays” — #RSJIFridays. Our goal is to highlight content on race and social justice issues related to planning and community development. Seattle is a growing city, and as we grow, the more voices we hear on… [ Keep reading ]