HALA & REZONING FOR AFFORDABILITY IN DISTRICT 1: THE CITY WANTS YOUR INPUT – DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON?

HPAC urges members to attend this info session hosted by the Morgan Community Association (MoCA) on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Highland Park Improvement Club 

This informational session to help you understand Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability rezones proposed for the five District 1 Urban Villages, in advance of a December city-sponsored Open House. This learning session will enable you to go the Open House knowing what is proposed and prepared to give input or ask questions of City staff.

For the past year, the City of Seattle has been developing plans to fund affordable housing. One of the proposals is the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) concept. Under MHA, new development in Seattle will contribute directly to affordable housing by either building affordable homes on site or making a payment to the City to fund affordable housing throughout Seattle. To put MHA requirements into effect, the City must make zoning changes that will allow more development within Urban Villages and other areas zoned for multifamily and commercial development.Proposed areas of rezoning are depicted in newly released maps, and City staff will want input on proposed District 1 rezones at their December 7 Open House.

It is a complicated issue, with lots of ‘moving parts.’ To help you figure out what is going on, we’re setting up a user-friendly informational session with goals of:

  • To give enough background information so people understand the MHA proposed program;
  • To understand how to read the proposed rezone maps;
  • To remind people of their Urban Village Neighborhood Plan Goals and Policies and relationship to MHA principles;
  • To give people tools so that they enter the City’s Open House able to give informed input and/or ask questions to get the information they need.

Please join us –   Rezoning for Affordability in District 1: The City Wants Your Input – Do You Know What’s Going On?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, from 6:30 – 8:30pm
Highland Park Improvement Club
1116 – SW Holden Street, Seattle, WA 98106

  • Street parking is available nearby
  • Metro Routes 125 and 128 stop at 16th Ave. SW at Holden; walk east on Holden to 12th Street
  • Light refreshments will be available
  • There will be a coloring corner for kids.

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HALA Community Meeting Hosted by City of Seattle

SW Community Meeting: Affordable Housing Neighborhood Maps + Other City Services

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30PM

Location Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery, 4752 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Please tell us your thoughts on MHA proposed zoning changes.
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Event Description Come join us for casual conversation around proposed changes to your neighborhood to generate more affordable housing, improve transportation services, and parks investments. Snacks and drinks will be provided. All are welcome.

We will be sharing the following Urban Village maps:
– Admiral Junction
– Morgan Junction
– Highland Park
– Westwood Village
– South Park

If you don’t see the Urban Village that you are curious about listed here, check the other community meetings or get in touch with us and we can help you decide the most appropriate meeting to attend.

DON Programs Neighborhood Planning
Department/Organization Neighborhoods
Sponsoring Organization Department of Neighborhoods; Office of Planning and Community Development; Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation; Seattle Department of Transportation
Contact Jesseca Brand
Contact Phone 206.733.9982
Contact Email Jesseca.brand@seattle.gov
Pre-Register No
Cost Free
Link www.seattle.gov…

Also reminder the next HPAC meeting is Jan 25, 2017.

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