Limits New Heavy Development in Urban Villages
SEATTLE – Councilmember Debora Juarez (District 5, North Seattle) and her colleagues voted unanimously in favor of passing Council Bill 119093, effectively placing a temporary limit on new heavy commercial development to encourage more housing and pedestrian friendly commercial development in the Aurora Licton Springs Urban Village.
“I am proud to share this update with the many community members who worked with me to develop and pass this legislation, and who expressed concerns that the developable land in their Urban Village was being taken up by new developments that did not reflect the vision for this community,” said Juarez. “Ultimately many of these new developments will not be supported by the new citywide zoning changes that were being proposed by the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program.”
The Aurora Licton Urban Village (ALUV) has been supportive of the MHA proposed zoning changes, providing positive and constructive feedback to the Office of Planning and Community Development. “It was their vision and continual commitment to reimagining their community that made it possible for me to draft and pass this legislation that will focus development capacity on housing and pedestrian friendly commercial development,” Juarez concluded.
Mercedes Elizalde, Councilmember Juarez’s Office, 206-684-8805
Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061
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