New Directors Rule Will Restore Some Parking Exemptions

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In response to a Hearing Examiner’s decision that eliminated using a GIS map and an averaging of headways to determining frequent transit, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has issued a new clarifying rule about parking exemptions in those area. The decision by the Examiner in December had cast doubt over many housing projects […]

State of the City: Mayor Commits $35 Million for . . .

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Earlier this week Mayor Murray gave his State of the City Address, a speech that mirrors the Presidential State of the Union Address given to the United States Congress. In his speech here’s what Mayor Murray had to say about affordable housing: As with our minimum wage task force, we have brought together people with […]

Parking Exemption in Transit Areas Under Threat

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There is yet another challenge to housing supply and affordability in the city: the collapse of the City’s reduction of parking requirements in areas that have frequent transit. The letter below is in response to a serious impact on many, many housing projects in the city. Until now, builders of housing could use the City’s […]