Record No: CB 120750    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120750
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: Voted out of Commitee
Current Controlling Legislative Body Land Use Committee
On agenda: 3/20/2024
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; establishing the Connected Community Development Partnership Bonus Pilot Program; and adding new Sections 23.40.090 through 23.40.097 to the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Tammy J. Morales
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - SEPA Threshold Determination of Non-significance, 3. Presentation (3/20/24), 4. Central Staff Memo (3/20/24), 5. Amendment 1, 6. Amendment 2, 7. Amendment 3, 8. Amendment 4, 9. Amendment 5
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; establishing the Connected Community Development Partnership Bonus Pilot Program; and adding new Sections 23.40.090 through 23.40.097 to the Seattle Municipal Code.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The City Council finds and declares:
A. In April 2021 the City published Market Rate Housing Needs and Supply Analysis, which identified that:
1. Approximately 46,000 Seattle households are cost burdened, meaning that those households spend more than half of their incomes on rent;
2. Housing supply is not keeping pace with demand;
3. Housing costs are increasing more quickly than income;
4. Seattle has insufficient zoned capacity for "missing middle" ownership housing;
5. The rental housing market has a shortage of housing affordable and available to lower income households;
6. Approximately 34,000 lower-wage workers commute more than 25 miles to Seattle demonstrating a latent demand for affordable workforce housing; and
7. As Seattle's share of higher income households grows, development of housing for those households increases economic and physical displacement of lower income residents.
B. With the passage of Chapter 332, Laws of 2023, Seattle must modify current land use regulations to accommodate a range of middle housing types. The City is currently in the process of environmental review for the next major update to the Comprehensive Plan, which must meet the requirements of Chapter 332, Laws of 2023. To inform future implementation of the Comprehensive Plan update, the City has an interest in exploring development pilots to demonstrate development types and partnerships that leverage community assets to provide equitable development that will not contribute to economic and physical displacement of ...

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