This morning Geoff Wentlandt of the Office of Planning and Community Development let the Council know that it would be a while before it could implement the MHA program across the rest of the University District because it needed to complete a new environmental impact statement (EIS).
Council member Mike O’Brien’s proposal to increase the number of mother-in-law apartments and “backyard cottages” has been on hold for over two years, since the Hearing Examiner ruled in late 2016 that a full Environmental Impact Statement was required. The final EIS was published last week, and once the inevitable appeals are dealt with that hurdle will have been crossed. But later this week, O’Brien’s office will hold a special meeting to discuss a Racial Equity Toolkit evaluation of the proposal that looked on how it will affect underserved communities at risk of displacement.
Earlier this week, the city released its draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed renovation of Key Arena by the Oak View Group. The document is 321 pages, with another 306 pages of appendices. Here’s a guide to what it says, and how you should let the city know your thoughts.
Also, we learn what a “woonerf” is.
Today the City of Seattle published the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for its proposed redevelopment of the Fort Lawton property in Magnolia.
The Office of Planning and Community Development has responded to citizen requests by extending the deadline for public comment on the city-wide MHA upzone Draft Environmental Impact Statement.