Most Promising HALA Recommendation: On-Street Parking Reform

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Buried deep in the HALA document are a pair of recommendations that could, if pursued, really effect neighborhoods where new infill development and parking politics collide. By awarding recommendations “OP1 Create a parking benefit district and ‘cap and trade’ demonstration/pilot program“ and “OP2 Explore revising the Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) program” as the most promising […]

HALA’s Most Confusing Recommendation: The Pushes and Pulls of MIZ

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This is the second installment of three blogs posts I’m writing about individual recommendations within HALA. I have researched each one and it is no surprise that the award for most confusing HALA recommendation goes to “R1 Partnership for Mandatory Inclusionary Housing – Development Driven Affordability Strategy” or, in local government parlance, Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning […]

HALA Detail: Will Council Fully Support HALA’s Cottage Recommendations?

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As an intern with Smart Growth Seattle over the past couple of months I have been charged with several duties. One of which was digging into each of HALA’s 65 (really 74) recommendations. The process involved uncovering who is responsible, who benefits, and what, if anything, has been done with the report’s many contentious recommendations […]