Feb. 2, 2019 MHA (HALA) Update

The City Council is considering action on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) including changes to land use regulations, zoning designations, comprehensive plan language and maps, including neighborhood Plan policies and changes to Urban Village Boundaries on the City’s Future Land Use Map (FLUM); and development standards for all multifamily and commercial areas.

The MHA program is focused on rezoning the Urban Villages throughout Seattle in order to provide for more housing and the development fees required as a result of the “up” zoning will go to a general fund to assist the incorporation of affordable housing units. The entire Roosevelt Urban Village will be re-zoned and the current proposal included in the Final EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) extends the Urban Village boundary east of 15th Ave NE with mostly RSL zoning.

link to the “preferred plan” & alternatives (see Exhibit H-70, page H-71): HALA/Policy/MHA_FEIS/AppH_MHA_FEIS_2017.pdf

information about MHA: mandatory-housing-affordability-(mha)

interactive Map to use to research specific properties: seattlecitygis interactive maps

Upcoming City Council meetings:  http://www.seattle.gov/council/calendar?trumbaEmbed=filter2%3D_1194537_&filterfield2%3D12011

Friday February 8, 9:30am Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA)

Thursday February 21, 5:30pm Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) – Public Hearing

Monday February 25th, 2:30pm Select Committee on Citywide Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) (or after City Council)