Planning, Land Use & Zoning

Committee regular meeting days and time:
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.

Committee Members

Comprehensive Plan Update:
City Council Committee Briefings and Milestones

DateTimeMeeting TypeCommittee
April 17 9:30 a.m. Community Outreach Briefing Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee
May 3 9:30 a.m. Equity & Equitable Development briefing
May 17 9:30 a.m. PLUZ Committee briefing Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee
June 7 9:30 a.m. PLUZ Committee discussion Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee
June 21 2:00 p.m. Transportation FEIS briefing Sustainability and Transportation Committee
June 27 6:00 p.m. Public Hearing Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee
July 6 9:30 a.m. Housing & Neighborhood Planning briefing Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods & Finance Committee
July 8 9:30 a.m. PLUZ Committee discussion Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee
July 12 9:30 a.m. Arts & Culture, Economic Development briefing Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development & Arts Committee
July 13 2:00 p.m. Community Well-Being briefing Human Services and Public Health Committee
July 20 2:00 p.m. Schools & Growth briefing Education, Equity & Governance Committee
July 21 9:30 a.m. Parks & Open Space briefing Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries & Waterfront Committee
July 26 2:00 p.m. Energy, Environment & Sustainability briefing Energy & Environment Committee
August 16 9:30 a.m. PLUZ committee discussion, potential amendments to Mayor’s Recommended Plan Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee
Fall 2016 PLUZ committee votes on potential amendments and makes recommendation to full City Council Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee
Fall 2016 Public Hearing on changes proposed by City Council (stay tuned for more)
Fall 2016 Council votes on Mayor’s Recommended Plan with any Council amendments Full Council

Schedule is current as of June 28, 2016, and is subject to change.

Mandatory Housing Affordability for Residential Development Framework Legislation

The Seattle City Council is considering a proposed ordinance that would add a new Chapter 23.58C to the Land Use Code and make other amendments. Chapter 23.58C would establish a framework for a Mandatory Housing Affordability program for residential development (MHA-R). Under the MHA-R Program new residential development, including development with live-work units and congregate residence sleeping rooms, would be required to provide affordable units or make an in-lieu payment. The MHA-R program will be implemented as increases in residential development capacity are approved. Among other things, the proposed would:

  • Establish the Council’s intent as to implementation of the MHA-R program;
  • Establish the applicability of and exemptions from the program;
  • Define the relationship of the program to the existing Incentive Zoning program (Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) Chapter 23.58A and certain sections of Chapter 23.49);
  • Establish procedures for permitting;
  • Establish requirements for units provided through performance; and
  • Establish procedures for seeking modifications to program requirements.

To learn more about the Mandatory Housing Affordability program, check out the Weekly Wonk video and other resources at the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) website.

Legislation Documents

  1. Mandatory Housing Affordability for Residential Development Ordinance
  2. Mayor’s Letter
  3. Director’s Report
  4. Summary and Fiscal Note