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One Center City: a 20-Year Vision for Seattle’s densest and fastest growing neighborhoods

One Center City will create a 20-year vision and action plan to improve transportation and provide great public spaces for everyone. This means having easy, affordable, and reliable travel options, as well as public spaces that are safe and inviting. The plan will set priorities for how we use our… [ Keep reading ]

Equitable Development Initiative Update

Seattle’s Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) has received its first round grant applications for projects identified in the Equitable Development Implementation Plan and the Financial Investment Strategy. Last year, Mayor Murray announced a $16 million fund that will support community-driven projects in Seattle’s neighborhoods where communities of color are at highest… [ Keep reading ]

Urban Innovations Speakers Series Guest Bio: Mami Hara, Seattle Public Utilities

Mami Hara is the Director of Seattle Public Utilities, appointed by Mayor Murray in 2016. Hara was the network coordinator of a practitioner network that supports communities seeking to expand green storm water infrastructure programs. While in Philadelphia she helped implement national models that Seattle aspires to today. Green City,… [ Keep reading ]

Get to Know Our Summer Interns from SYEP!

Our Equitable Development Team welcomes two Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) interns this summer – Allan Duong and Winnie Huang. In addition to providing day-to-day office support, we’ll visit a neighborhood each week for a tour that highlights our planning and community development work, including meetings with community members and… [ Keep reading ]

Urban Innovations Speakers Series Guest Bio: Uwe Brandes, Georgetown University

Uwe S. Brandes has lectured widely on urban design and public space topics. He serves on the board of several non-profit organizations, including the Landscape Architecture Foundation and EcoDistricts. He has over 20 years of experience in the planning, design and construction of new buildings, public infrastructure and the urban… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Murray unveils growth and affordability plan for Uptown

Mayor Ed Murray unveiled a plan for the future of Uptown, implementing requirements that will generate 600 new affordable homes for low-income people, providing capacity for more market-rate housing and jobs, supporting new spaces for cultural organizations and enacting the community’s vision for the future of the neighborhood. Additionally, Mayor… [ Keep reading ]

City extends comment period on evaluation of citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability

SEATTLE (July 6, 2017) –Today the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) extended the public comment period until August 7 on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement that studies three alternatives for zoning changes needed to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) in Seattle’s urban villages and other commercial and… [ Keep reading ]

City Evaluates Zoning Changes for Mandatory Housing Affordability

Today the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that studies three alternatives for zoning changes needed to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) in Seattle’s urban villages and other commercial and multifamily residential zones across the city. MHA helps ensure that as… [ Keep reading ]

Community agreement on 23rd Ave properties opens door to development, Mandatory Housing Affordability implementation

Mayor Ed Murray will send legislation to City Council to implement a community vision for 23rd Avenue and Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requirements at key intersections with Union, Cherry and Jackson streets in the Central District. “Generations of families and people have called the Central District home, making enormous contributions… [ Keep reading ]

Judkins Park Area Planning and Workshop, May 3

Find out what City of Seattle staff have heard so far in related processes—the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) 23rd and Union-Jackson and North Rainier (Mt Baker) Urban Villages Neighborhood Design Workshops and SDOT’s Judkins Park Station Access Study—and add your ideas! Wednesday, May 3… [ Keep reading ]