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City Council Vote on U District Rezone

  • City Hall 600 4th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)

The U District rezone has been making its way through the City Council Planning, Land Use & Zoning (PLUZ) Committee over the last few months. On February 7th, the PLUZ Committee voted unanimously to move the proposal forward for consideration by full City Council.

The full City Council includes several councilmembers that haven't yet heard the power of our voices when we come together in support of affordability and housing options for all. Let's stand together once more in support of the U District rezone and make sure the rezone is passed without delay!

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As the first zoning change in Seattle that would activate the groundbreaking new Mandatory Housing Affordability program, passage of the U District rezone will be a historic moment for our city—and that's worth celebrating! So stayed tuned for details on a post-vote celebration! #HALAyes


MHA is the centerpiece of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda and will require developers to contribute to the city’s stock of affordable housing by either including rent-restricted homes in their projects or paying into a fund the City will use to build them across the city. Combined with rezones in all of Seattle's urban centers and villages, MHA will harness Seattle's rapid growth to create over 6,000 new affordable housing units.

Since 2011, the City of Seattle has been working with the community to develop plans to coordinate zoning changes that will create affordable housing with investments in things like social services, parks, sidewalks, and bike lanes to make U District a better place to live. The U District plan focuses on increasing housing and employment opportunities to make the most of the U District Link light rail station that's coming in 2021.

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