VIDEO: West Seattle/South Park HALA upzoning recap today, before public hearing Tuesday

That’s the Seattle Channel video of this morning’s City Council meeting recapping the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) toplines for District 1 – West Seattle and South Park – before tomorrow’s public hearing. No new info, but if you’ve lost track of where the plan stands, it might be a helpful refresher. Here’s the slide deck they used; here’s the online map that you can use to look up how your neighborhood might change under the proposal.

Basically, the plan would upzone all commercial/multifamily property in the city – and other types, within urban-village boundaries, while also expanding some of those boundaries – while requiring developers to either include a certain percentage of “affordable housing” or pay the city a fee in lieu of that. No date is set for the council’s vote on the plan yet, and the citywide appeal of the Environmental Impact Statement remains scheduled for hearings later this month. Tuesday night’s public hearing in West Seattle is at 6 pm (speaker signups start at 5:30) in the Chief Sealth International High School auditorium, 2600 SW Thistle, as previewed here last night.

1 Reply to "VIDEO: West Seattle/South Park HALA upzoning recap today, before public hearing Tuesday"

  • ALki resident MM June 5, 2018 (6:53 pm)

    All for affordable housing, but can’t we make the HALA up zone timing to coordinate with the arrival of Sound Transit? We are a peninsula with two ways in and out.  More density without transit will gridlock west seattle, especially if the port reopens terminal 5.  We are one of the last spots to get the transit necessary to support the increased density. 

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