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Minimum Density

Example of a building that would meet minimum density requirements.
We are proposing rules to require a minimum size (floor area) of structures in our neighborhood commercial areas.
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Background

On September 9, 2013, the Seattle City Council adopted rules that put in place minimum size requirements (minimum floor area ratio (FAR)) for development on lots with a pedestrian zone designation in urban centers, urban villages, and station areas. The rules were passed on an emergency basis, which means they are only in place for 12 months and are scheduled to expire, unless extended, on September 16, 2014. We are proposing permanent rules for the City Council to consider and adopt. See the Project Documents page for more information.

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