Thursday, June 8, 2017

City of Seattle Draft Environmental Impact Statement Published

Jason Kelly, OPCD, 206.615.0494  
City evaluates zoning changes for Mandatory Housing Affordability
Public comments on alternatives accepted until July 23

SEATTLE (June 8, 2017) –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 Seattles urban villages and other commercial and multifamily residential zones across the city.  

MHA helps ensure that as Seattle grows, development supports affordable housing for low-income families and individuals by either building rent-restricted homes on-site or making a payment to the Seattle Office of Housing. To implement MHA, the City would grant additional development capacity to allow for construction of more market-rate housing and commercial space. More...