Increased density and zoning changes are proposed in Wallingford and other urban villages under the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) framework. The City has determined that MHA will have a significant adverse impact on the environment, and therefore the City is required to complete an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS will consider potential impacts associated with land use, housing and socioeconomics, public services, transportation, utilities, open space and recreation, aesthetics and height/bulk/scale, and historic resources.
The City government needs to hear from you now regarding the impacts of the proposed zoning changes! Development without concurrent mitigation benefits no one, regardless of whether one resides inside or outside of an urban village, in an apartment, a condominium, or a house.
Comments are now being accepted on the scope of the EIS. You may comment on alternatives, mitigation measures, probable significant adverse impacts, and licenses or other approvals that may be required. Consider incorporating the List of Concerns described in the previous August 21 post, and send your comments by 5:00 PM on September 9, 2016.
- Written comments may be submitted via email to Geoffrey.Wentlandt@seattle.gov.
- Written comments may be submitted via standard mail to:
Sam Assefa, Director
Office of Planning & Community Development
700 5th Ave, Suite 1900
PO Box 94788
Seattle, WA 98124-7088