Seattle City Council debating neighborhood upzones

After a failed attempt by neighborhood groups to block legislation that increases density, the Seattle City Council is finally considering upzones to some Seattle neighborhoods.

The Seattle Times reported Monday that the plan under consideration would upzone 27 urban villages, which would allow developers to build anywhere from one to several stories higher depending on the location. Most of the city’s single-family zones would not be affected.

A select committee will meet several times to discuss the legislation between now and the Council’s scheduled vote on March 18. View the committee’s meeting times, including the public hearing on February 21.

REALTORS® support upzoning as a key strategy in creating more housing in our supply-strapped market.

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