Tuesday, August 1, 2017

SUBMIT Your Comments to the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

As a community interested in Livability and Affordability, we have

  • REVIEWED the City's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program,
  • GATHERED your input from the community meetings and emails that many of you have submitted, and
  • PREPARED a MAP and RESPONSE to assist you in developing your own response to the City's DEIS.
We encourage you to make your voice heard by preparing and submitting your comments to the City by August 7, 2017.
  • Click MAP and RESPONSE  to view and download these documents,
  • Visit the Historic Seattle blog to view their comments,
  • Either develop your own comments or use what the community group has prepared, and
  • Submit your comments to the City by sending email to MHA.EIS@seattle.gov or by using the City's DEIS Comment Form on their MHA DEIS website. Note that your comments must be entered into the City's form online, so it may be helpful to type them out first and copy and paste them into the form.
Neighbors and friends,

The Madison-Miller Park Community group has been working hard over the past nine months to understand the City's proposed Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA), and to provide feedback on the proposed zoning changes for our neighborhood. 

We have one last call to action for you all -- and this one is important! The City's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) came out in June, and the deadline to submit comments is this Monday, August 7. Our community group has drafted an official response to the DEIS, it is attached here as a resource.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Next Community Meeting

The NEXT MEETING WILL BE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Holy Names Academy.

The primary topic for this meeting will be discussion of our response to the City's draft Environmental Impact Statement. The deadline for submitting our comments has been extended to August 7, 2017.

If you have comments that you would like to have included and discussed at the next meeting, please contact 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

New Miller Community Center coordinator reaching out

Capitol Hill Times has a a nice article on Delia Flores, the new Coordinator at Miller Community Center. She has many good ideas for the Center, and I encourage you to check-in with her to share your desires for the Center (and maybe to volunteer to serve on the Center's Advisory Council. Delia.Flores@seattle.gov ).

New Miller Community Center coordinator reaching out

Friday, July 7, 2017


Comments on the citywide draft Environmental Impact Statement will be accepted through August 7, 2017.


Hear what your neighbors are thinking and participate in forming a positive response to help maintain the livability and responsible density in our neighborhood.

Next community meeting:
Wednesday July 12, 2017 6:30 PM at Holy Names Academy.

Saturday, June 24, 2017


When: Wednesday 7/12/2017 6:30 PM

Where: Holy Names Academy 21st Ave East Entrance

Join us to weigh in on the Madison-Miller Park Community response to the City's Draft EIS regarding the zoning changes proposed for our neighborhood.

On June 8, 2017 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 Seattles urban villages and other commercial and multifamily residential zones across the city.  Comments due by 7/23/2017.


Survey Poster - Click to view more details regarding the survey.

Take the Survey - Click to take the survey.

Please make your voice heard. It’s crucial to clearly understand what our priorities for zoning are as a community. The more voices we have, the more powerful our message will be to the City: changes to our community need to be thoughtful and retain the livability, diversity, and affordability of our neighborhood!

Your opinion matters! Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Please do it today. 

Help us spread the word by forwarding this LINK to as many neighbors as you can.

Thank you,

Your neighbors from the Madison-Miller Park Community group