Support budget to study new housing types in Seattle!
Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda is sponsoring a $500,000 budget action that would require the City to produce an Environmental Impact Statement studying land use in our city. The EIS study would be initiated in 2020 and would explore additional housing capacity and diversity—including duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and row homes—in areas currently zoned exclusively for single-family houses, as well as strategies to minimize displacement of low-income residents and communities of color.
- We can reduce emissions by allowing more people to live where they work, reducing car trips.
- It helps more people get access to our parks, schools, and public amenities.
- It's a step that could help address the history of redlining in Seattle.
- We can welcome more neighbors into our wonderful city!