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Federal Funds Announced for Additional Low Income Housing in Lake City

The Seattle PI announced that federal funds are being made available for new public housing in Lake City

The Seattle Housing Authority will get nearly $10.5 million to revitalize the Lake City public housing development. The project will replace 16 townhouses with 103 units, including 51 public housing rental units, 35 low-income rentals, […]

Public Hearing on Incentive Zoning for Workforce Housing – 10/7 at 5:30 pm

The City Council’s Planning Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee will hold a public hearing on the Mayor’s proposed ordinance establishing a new incentive zoning program for workforce housing.

PUBLIC HEARINGThe City Council’s Planning Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the proposal on October 7, 2008 at 5:30 […]

Incentive Zoning for Workforce Housing

Seattle City Council is starting discussions on incentive zoning for workforce housing. The intent is to encourage developers to build more affordable housing for families that are not in poverty, but who make below median income.

This discussion will have a direct impact in the Northgate area as there is a proposal to upzone areas […]

Seattle Times Articles on Housing and on Development

There is a good article in today’s Seattle Times about the difficulty of median income (middle class) families to find housing they can afford in Seattle.

There is a also an article on the impacts of sprawling development on our regional environment.

Map of Proposed Northgate Rezone Area

map from Puget Sound Business Journal

Northgate: From Prototype Suburban Mall to Urban Center

Want to learn about the proposed changes at Northgate? Join the Seattle Great City Initiative – Brownbag Lunch Forum:Northgate: From Prototype Suburban Mall to Urban CenterMay 8th, 200812:00-1:30Triad Urban Center701 Third Avenue (NW Corner of Third and Cherry)Seattle, WA 98104Northgate, the nation’s first mall, is also one of Seattle’s six Urban Centers. Urban Centers are […]

3/31 Pinehurst Planning and Development Group Meeting

Monday, March 31st7-9 PM

St. Matthew’s Gym Conference Room(the smaller meeting space in the gym building)1240 NE 127th StSeattle, WA 98125

Housing Development Consortium – Anna Markee, Outreach Director for Housing Development Consortium will discuss the work that Housing Development Consortium does for affordable housing especially workforce housing. [Workforce housing is a term used to […]

Affordable Housing Action Agenda

The Seattle Planning Commission released an Affordable Housing Action Agenda that includes background information on affordable housing in the region and nine key strategies for increasing the amount of affordable housing in Seattle.

http://www.seattle.gov/planningcommission/docs/SPC_AffordableHousingRpt.pdf

Meeting Summary – Pinehurst Planning and Development Group 2/25/08

Workforce HousingStephen Antupit, a member of the Workforce Housing Initiative from the Urban Land Institute, presented the history and current status of discussion regarding housing for median wage families in Seattle.

The concern over the lack of affordable housing for median wage workers in Seattle comes from a number of directions. [Median wage is […]

3/18 Forum – Housing: Crisis, Challenge or Opportunity?

Seattle Great City InitiativeWhat it TakesForum SeriesHousing: Crisis, Challenge or Opportunity?Tuesday, March 18, 5:30 – 7:00Seattle Public LibrarySpring St. and 4th Avenue1000 4th Avenue

With job and population growth, Seattle must produce sufficient and diversetypes of new housing units so that Seattle remains affordable for all, and so that we doour share to protect our […]