Office of the City Clerk: Home
City of Seattle
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
Record No: Res 31612    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/9/2015
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION stating the Council's intent to make changes to zoning and land use regulations to implement a mandatory inclusionary affordable housing program for residential development and an affordable housing impact mitigation program for commercial development recommended by the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Advisory Committee and the Mayor; clarifying the scope of changes to be considered; establishing minimum outreach, planning, and implementation requirements that must be met prior to Council consideration; and requesting regular reporting.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Attachments: 1. Att A - Implementation Areas, 2. Att B - Implementation Timeline
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Mayor Murray - Housing Seattle - A Roadmap to an Affordable and Livable City, 3. HALA Final Advisory Committee Recommendations, 4. Central Staff Memo (10/5/15) (updated; 10/2/15), 5. O'Brien Amendments (10/12/15), 6. Signed Res 31612
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION _________________

title
A RESOLUTION stating the Council's intent to make changes to zoning and land use regulations to implement a mandatory inclusionary affordable housing program for residential development and an affordable housing impact mitigation program for commercial development recommended by the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Advisory Committee and the Mayor; clarifying the scope of changes to be considered; establishing minimum outreach, planning, and implementation requirements that must be met prior to Council consideration; and requesting regular reporting.
body
WHEREAS, in September 2014 the Council adopted and the Mayor concurred in Resolution 31546, which established the Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Advisory Committee (HALA); and
WHEREAS, in July 2015 HALA published its Final Advisory Committee Recommendations and the Mayor published Housing Seattle: A Roadmap to an Affordable and Livable City;
WHEREAS, both HALA and the Mayor recommend changes to zoning and land use regulations, which include implementing a mandatory inclusionary affordable housing program for residential development and an affordable housing impact mitigation program for commercial development;
WHEREAS, these programs should be developed to achieve a projected production level of no fewer than 6,000 affordable units for households with incomes no higher than 60 percent of median income over ten years, and if the projected production levels fall below the target, the Council intends to consider options to achieve the production target; and
WHEREAS, successfully and expeditiously implementing those programs and other changes to zoning and land use regulations will require: continuous, ongoing, and inclusive participation by the public; environmental review; and development of programs to address impacts, such as transportation, affordable childcare and preschool facilities, parks and open space impacts...

Click here for full text