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Council to Host Commercial Linkage Fee Public Hearing Wednesday Evening

SEATTLE – Council’s Select Committee on Affordable Housing will host a Public Hearing Wednesday evening to hear public feedback regarding the Affordable Housing Impact Mitigation Program (AHIMP) proposal
recommended by the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Advisory (HALA) Committee.  The AHIMP (aka “Commercial Linkage Fee”) assesses a per square foot fee on new buildings, or additional to existing buildings, containing more than 4,000 square feet of new chargeable floor area. Developers could either build affordable housing, or they could pay the fee which would be used to construct rental housing for those making less than 60% of area median income. The fees will be imposed alongside increased development capacity in multi-family and commercial zones in 2016 and 2017.

Each member of the public will have up to 2 minutes to address the committee, and public comment sign-up sheets will be available at 5 p.m.  The draft ordinance is available here.

For additional information on the HALA recommendations and Council’s timeline for consideration, visithttp://www.seattle.gov/council/committees/HousingAffordability/


Public Hearing regarding the Commercial Linkage Fee recommended by the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Advisory Committee

Wednesday, September 30
5:30 p.m.

Seattle City Hall
Council Chamber, Second Floor
600 4th Ave., Seattle 98104

Seattle City Councilmembers

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