The Grand Bargain is a Grand Giveaway

by Jon Lisbin The Seattle City Council is considering massive upzones in the University District as the first implementation of it's "Inclusionary Housing" strategies throughout the city. Truth is, if I was Mayor, I may have taken the same approach. Put together a panel of experts and stakeholders to come up with strategies to address … Continue reading The Grand Bargain is a Grand Giveaway

Public Comment at City of Seattle Hearing re: Proposed Upzone of the University District

by Linda Nash and Jim Hanford 2016 will be the hottest year on record.  Atmospheric carbon levels are now higher than they have been in 4 million years.  Seattle has admirably made the commitment to carbon neutrality by the year 2050.  Locating new housing and businesses near transportation is an important step.  But that alone is … Continue reading Public Comment at City of Seattle Hearing re: Proposed Upzone of the University District

MHA citywide EIS Scoping Documents Posted

A series of documents have been posted on the “What’s Happening” tab, and under the “Growth with Affordability” link. In the Citywide Implementation of MHA box on this page are the following three documents related to the EIS scoping. EIS Scoping Summary Attachment 1: Determination of Significance and Scoping Notice Attachment 2: Scoping Informational Handout The City … Continue reading MHA citywide EIS Scoping Documents Posted

U District Rezone Maps Are Out. There Goes the Neighborhood

2 Comments by Shirley Nixon Attached is a map for the U District rezone showing areas to be upzoned under the new ordinance.  Dozens of MR and NC blocks zoom from a max of 65’ to 240’ or 320’.  All of the rezone is north and west of the UW Campus “Institutional Overlay Zone”. As if … Continue reading U District Rezone Maps Are Out. There Goes the Neighborhood