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Seattle Releases Environmental Justice and Equitable Development Plan for the Duwamish Valley

Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the Duwamish Valley Action Plan, setting forth a series of actions and strategies to expand economic opportunity, make environment progress and increase investments in the South Park and Georgetown communities. The plan is the result of an 18-month process that engaged City staff, residents, workers,… [ Keep reading ]

Urban Innovations Speakers Series Focuses on Equitable Development

The impacts of redlining, racially restrictive covenants and disinvestment are still felt in communities with higher risk of residential, commercial and cultural displacement. Long-term residents, non-profit organizations, locally owned small businesses, and cultural anchors are threatened by displacement as Seattle grows. How can we invest in organizations and individuals, so… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Stands United

Seattle Stands United By Jenny Durkan and Lorena González February 6, 2018 This past weekend, the City of Seattle, in partnership with dozens of community-based organizations and coalitions, hosted Seattle United for Immigrants and Refugees Mega-Workshop where 491 legal permanent residents received citizenship assistance and 535 people received immigration legal… [ Keep reading ]

$5.5 million available from Equitable Development Initiative fund

Community-based organizations working in Seattle on anti-displacement strategies and economic development opportunities are encouraged to apply to the City of Seattle’s Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) fund by March 5. In this round of funding, a total of $5.5 million will be available for capacity building, property acquisition, and capital expenses… [ Keep reading ]

Airbnb Revenues to Support Equitable Development

OPCD’s Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) has a new funding stream to support community-driven projects and organizations: the short-term rental tax. When the new program to govern Airbnb and VRBO rentals in Seattle is up and running in 2019, an estimated $5 million per year will be available as an ongoing… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor, Council Unveil Affordability and Growth Plan

Mayor Tim Burgess and Councilmember Rob Johnson proposed a plan to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requirements on new development across Seattle that will meet the City’s goal of at least 6,000 new rent-restricted homes for low-income people over the next decade. “Today we continue our push to address Seattle’s… [ Keep reading ]

OPCD 2018 Proposed Budget Statement

This week, Mayor Tim Burgess introduced his 2018 Proposed Budget in an address to the Seattle City Council. Now the Council will begin its process to review the budget, including public hearings and amendments, with final approval scheduled for November. For the Office of Planning and Community Development, there are… [ Keep reading ]

Equitable Development Initiative awards first round of funding

The Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) has announced $385,000 in grant awards in the first round of funding under the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), the City’s effort to help ensure Seattle’s existing residents and businesses in vulnerable communities enjoy the benefits of development around the city, rather than… [ Keep reading ]

City Council implements Mandatory Housing Affordability in two more neighborhoods

The Seattle City Council has adopted ordinances to require new development along 23rd Ave in the Central Area and in Chinatown-International District to contribute to affordable housing, producing at least 200 new affordable homes over the next decade, in exchange for modest increases in building height and density in the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s recent housing construction focused in urban villages

Over the last 18 months, Seattle has added more than 10,000 new homes, with 85 percent of all housing construction occurring inside the city’s urban centers and urban villages, according to recent permitting and construction data published in the Urban Center / Village Growth Report. Seattle’s urban villages are identified… [ Keep reading ]