On Tuesday, July 18, the Council’s PLUZ Committee passed legislation to implement a community vision for 23rd Avenue in the Central Area, including new Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requirements at key intersections with Union, Cherry and Jackson streets. The 23rd Avenue Action Community Team has been working in the Central Area to support the neighborhood’s unique identity and community character by encouraging pedestrian friendly mixed-use development that promotes new housing options, including affordable housing, while supporting existing and new small businesses to serve the diverse community.
The PLUZ Committee also approved new Mount Baker Town Center Design Guidelines and Pike/Pine Design Guidelines. The proposed Mt. Baker Design Guidelines are tailored so that new development implements the neighborhood’s Town Center vision and improves the pedestrian experience near the transit center. The update to the Pike/Pine Design Guidelines help promote new development that is compatible with Pike/Pine’s unique built character and pedestrian scale.
The legislation now moves to the full Council for consideration. View the July 18 agenda here.