Tag: incentive zoning

SOUTH LAKE UNION REZONE APPROVED BY COUNCIL COMMITTEE

April 25th, 2013

On Monday, April 22, the City Council celebrated Earth Day with a unanimous Committee of the Whole vote approving a far-reaching rezone of South Lake Union (Council Bill 117603). The land use changes will allow for more jobs and housing close to downtown, reducing sprawl and the environmental degradation that accompanies it. The Council modified […]

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN SOUTH LAKE UNION: CAREFUL WORK NEEDED

March 1st, 2013

  Some Councilmembers are talking about modifying the bonus/incentive zoning program in the proposed South Lake Union (SLU) rezone legislation to capture more value from development and increase the amount of money for affordable housing. To be clear, the rezone legislation is ALREADY an increase on the status quo because there is essentially no incentive […]

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