HALA MHA Workshop #2 - Details of zoning change (Central Area)

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The Seattle Neighborhood Coalition in conjunction with the City Neighborhood Council’s Neighborhood Planning and Land Use Committee are pleased to announce their second Workshop on the HALA Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA)

The Seattle Neighborhood Coalition in conjunction with the City Neighborhood Council’s Neighborhood Planning and Land Use Committee are pleased to announce their second Workshop on the HALA Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA).   Two dates are planned.

The goal for the second workshop is to educate people to do their own evaluation of MHA changes to their neighborhood so that they can craft their own message and explain in detail how the changes will affect their community.

Virtually all of the land in Urban Villages will be upzoned as a result of MHA, along with all commercial land outside of Urban Villages.  MHA also upzones certain land along transit routes.  And areas adjacent to Urban Villages may be upzoned as part of an Urban Village expansion.

This Workshop will help participants understand the often confusing and sometimes misleading information coming from City Hall about how MHA will work and where it will apply.  The Workshop will help you comprehend

  • the alphabet soup of MHA and how to read the proposed zoning maps for your neighborhood
  • what types of building forms and types of housing MHA will introduce
  • how the different land use zones are being changed by MHA (e.g. did you know some “ lowrise” could be 60 feet?)
  • how MHA affordability is proposed to be achieved, how it may not achieve its stated goals, and how displacement may play out in your neighborhood

At our first workshop on January 11 we covered how to organize around the issue.  Video of that workshop and panel discussion will soon be available, and supporting materials are here.

You can attend our second workshop even if you missed the first workshop on organizing.  This second workshop on the details of MHA zoning will be offered twice:

  1. Saturday  March 11th, 9:00 am in the Central Area (register below for this event)
  2. Tuesday, March 14th, 6.30 pm in room 370 of City Hall (register here for this event)

If you are not able to attend, or know someone that you think would be interested in knowing more about what MHA zoning changes mean for their community, please pass on this invite.

The March 11th meeting is a breakfast meeting.  Complete breakfast with beverages is $14.  Purchase is not required, but is suggested as it help pay for the meeting space,  No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Questions?  Please feel free to contact Cindi Barker at 206-933-6968 landuse@seattlecnc.org

                                                 or      Bill Bradburd at info@seattleneighborhoodcoalition.net

 

March 11th, 2017 9:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
500 30th Ave S
Central Area Senior Center
Seattle, 98144
United States
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