The Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee of the Seattle City Council is considering Omnibus bill CB 119835 this Wednesday August 12 at 9:30 AM. This omnibus bill is supposed to be for minor editorial corrections, but several provisions will change all Single-Family lots into Multi-Family lots with no minimum lot size. We urge you to contact your Councilmembers and ask them to remove these provisions.
- The Legislative Analysis of these provisions states: “However, the proposed omnibus language introduces ambiguity into the Code that could lead to unintended consequences for future development of vacant lots that are created through a unit lot subdivision process.”
- The City Council should not be passing bills with ambiguous language.
- Any single-family parent lot could be redeveloped with a house and an ADU and a DADU then subdivided in three unit lots that could be sold separately (as multi-family housing).
- Unit lots have no minimum lot size requirement.
- More trees would be cut to make way for these redevelopments.
- The price of single-family lots would increase further reducing the affordability of housing.
- The City Council should use a separate bill with a full public engagement to consider this major change in land use code.