Yesterday afternoon, the City council adopted MHA upzones for three segments of the 23rd Avenue corridor in the Central Area, along with a companion resolution of other city commitments to addressing gentrification and displacement in that area.
It’s a bad week to be working on a construction project in Seattle.
This morning, Council member Herbold’s Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee was briefed on how the city is responding to the ongoing mess that is the 23rd Avenue construction project.
A lot happened in City Hall yesterday.
Mayor Ed Murray just held a press conference to announce a number of steps that the city will take to improve matters related to the 23rd Avenue construction project — including mitigation funds for small businesses.
No big stories today, but plenty of City Council news nonetheless.
This afternoon I walked the length of the 23rd Avenue road construction project that was the subject of the lengthy Council briefing this morning (and has been in the news). My photos are below.