Community Design Workshops

The City Council allocated additional funds for 2016-2017 to facilitate additional outreach.

Urban Village Community Design Workshops

The format of the workshops includes an opening overview presentation on the range of HALA strategies, description of Urban Villages, and the principles of the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) proposal, followed by a series of small facilitated working group conversations to stimulate discussion and record feedback on the Executive Office’s draft set of maps.

Urban Village Community Design Workshops

These workshops focus on issue identification of community opportunities and concerns about the proposed zoning changes, including where the boundary for urban villages should be drawn, what mix of zones best support the context and conditions of local areas, and how to encourage more housing options and while preserving and extending elements of livability (including strategies to support transitions as well as encourage neighborhood amenities such as frequent and reliable transit, community-serving businesses, parks, and schools).

The goals of these workshops are to:

  • Assist community members to understand and interpret preliminary recommendations for Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program and potential changes to zoning and land use;
  • Provide an additional opportunity for community members and other interested groups to provide focused input on the program, especially where there is/are:
    • a recommendation for significant boundary expansions,
    • proposed changes to single family areas within current Urban Villages, as well as
    • areas with both a high risk of displacement and low access to opportunity as identified in the City of Seattle’s Growth and Equity Analysis; and
  • Help inform the Office of Planning and community Development (OPCD) and City Council about these communities’ vision of how Urban Villages should look, feel, and function in support of important citywide goals for increased affordability, design quality, and housing options in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Urban VillageDateAgendaPresentationNotesMapsSummaryQ&A
1 North Beacon Hill 10/20/2016 Agenda Presentation Notes Map Summary
2 Roosevelt 10/29/2016 Agenda Presentation Notes Map Summary
3 Westwood-Highland Park 11/9/2016 Agenda Presentation Notes Map Summary
4 Crown Hill 11/15/2016 Agenda Presentation Notes Map Summary
5 Aurora-Licton Springs 11/29/2016 Agenda Presentation Notes Map Summary
6 South Park 1/11/2017 Agenda Presentation Notes Map Summary
7 Wallingford 1/17/2017 Agenda Presentation Notes Map Summary Q&A
8 Othello 1/19/2017 Agenda Presentation Notes Map Summary
9 West Seattle Junction 1/26/2017 Agenda Presentation Notes Map Summary Q&A
10 23rd and Union-Jackson 1/31/2017 Agenda Presentation Notes Map Summary
11 Admiral 2/11/2017 Agenda Presentation Notes Map Summary
12 Madison-Miller 2/28/2017 Agenda Presentation Notes Map Summary
13 Morgan Junction 3/6/2017 Agenda Presentation
14 Eastlake 3/13/2017 Agenda Presentation
15 Rainer Beach 3/29/2017 Agenda Presentation Notes Map Summary