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SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL: Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee

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… [ 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 ]

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 ]

Mayor Murray Unveils Affordable Housing Proposal for Chinatown-International District

SEATTLE (April 14, 2017) – Mayor Ed Murray has sent legislation to City Council that will require new development in the Chinatown-International District to contribute to affordable housing, producing at least 150 new affordable homes over the next decade. The zoning change will implement the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda’s… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]

Welcome Ubax Gardheere, Our New Equity Strategies Manager

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Ubax Gardheere as Equitable Strategies manager at OPCD. In this position, Ubax will be managing our Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) and its related work programs, providing internal policy leadership and fostering community partnerships. EDI will provide support and funding for new economic development projects that lead to good jobs… [ 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 ]