Housing, Health, Energy & Workers’ Rights

Committee regular meeting days and time:

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.

Committee Members

Committee Scope:

To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to: Seattle City Light, including but not limited to City Light finances, energy utility rates, resource matters, energy policy, regional matters, air pollution regulations, and alternative energy sources; Office of Labor Standards; monitor implementation of the priority hire program, and promote worker protections; housing policies and programs, investing and promoting the development and preservation of affordable housing for workers, families, and retirees; and local and regional public health.

City Council Public Hearing Regarding the Proposed Fort Lawton Rezone and Redevelopment Plan

The Seattle City Council is considering two pieces of legislation that would (1) rezone portions of the Fort Lawton site from Single Family (SF 7200) to Lowrise Multifamily (LR2 (M1)) in the areas shown on the map (below); and (2) adopt an updated redevelopment plan. The approximately 34-acre Fort Lawton site is located on Magnolia Bluff in northwest Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. The site is bordered by W Lawton Street to the north, 36th Avenue W to the east, W Government Way to the south, and Discovery Park to the west.

Fort Lawton Proposed Rezone Map

The redevelopment plan will create an affordable livable community with housing and parks and open space. It will provide: 85 units of supportive housing for older adults, including veterans; approximately 100 units of family-sized housing for renter households with incomes up to 60% of median income; and up to 52 townhomes and rowhouses for homebuyers with incomes up to 80% of median income. In addition, approximate 22 acres will be acquired for parks and parks-related uses, including development of two multi-purpose athletic fields.

Public Hearing

The City Council’s Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights (HHEWR) Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the proposed Fort Lawton rezone and redevelopment plan on Tuesday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. The hearing will be held at:

  • City Council Chambers
  • 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall
  • 600 Fourth Avenue

For more information on the time of the hearing, please check the Committee agenda a few days prior to the meeting at http://www.seattle.gov/council/committees.

The entrances to City Hall are located on the west side of Fifth Avenue and the east side of Fourth Avenue, between James and Cherry Streets. For those who wish to testify, a sign-up sheet will be available fifteen minutes before the public hearing.

Print and communications access is provided on prior request. Please contact Faride Cuevas at 206-727-8809 or via e-mail at: Faride.Cuevas@seattle.gov as soon as possible to request accommodations for a disability.

Questions concerning the public hearing may be directed to Faride Cuevas in Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda’s office, by calling (206) 727-8809 or via e-mail at: Faride.Cuevas@seattle.gov.

Written Comments

For those unable to attend the public hearing, written comments may be sent to:

  • Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda
  • Legislative Department
  • 600 Fourth Avenue, Floor 2
  • PO Box 34025
  • Seattle, WA 98124-4025
  • or by email to teresa.mosqueda@seattle.gov

Written comments should be received by May 21, at 5:00 p.m.