There’s been a lot of press about the Mayor’s new Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA). Much of that press has focused on the elimination of single-family zoning. Feeling confused? The report itself is long and complicated (65 recommendations and 76 pages long). However, it’s critically important to understand as Seattle grapples with the very real problem of housing affordability and livability. Wondering how HALA will impact Lake City?
Please join your Lake City neighbors for a workshop this Saturday, Aug. 1st, co-hosted by the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA), Lake City Future First (LCFF), and North District Council (NDC).
All are welcome!
12509 27th Ave NE (in the downstairs ADA-accessible meeting room)
8:30 am – Coffee available
9:00 am -12:00pm – Workshop
Goals of the Workshop?
LCNA Chair, Sandy Motzer notes, “We are not attempting to seek unanimous support for any recommendation but rather to convey Lake City’s support and/or opposition and/or concerns in five areas:
- How-to achieve the Mayor’s stated goal of 20,000 affordable units over the next 10 years
- Housing (and small business) displacement
- Proposed single-family zoning changes
- Proposed development/construction requirement changes
- Infrastructure requirements for livability.”
Workshop agenda includes:
Brief introductions to the workshop and to the 5 topic areas, small-group discussions. There will be time for everyone to attend two of the 5 small-group discussions of choice. Discussion leaders will summarize each discussion topic for the large group. That content will be what is sent by LCNA to the Mayor and others on behalf of Lake City. LCNA is encouraging each neighborhood organization and all individuals to write letters as well. Workshop sponsors ask that anyone attending the workshop read the HALA Report as submitted by the Committee to the Mayor. You can find the report here.
Come hear from and ask the experts about how we can come together to revitalize our area!
The Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA) in partnership with the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) will be hosting a series of lectures concerning future re-visioning and development in Lake City.
From the flyer to be released by the LCNA,
The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) is co-hosting a series of “Coffee Talks” for the Lake City community with the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance. These Coffee Talks are a series of community learning opportunities to help educate our community on planning elements that will impact the success of planning for our neighborhood’s growth and development. The intent of these Coffee Talks are to learn about key concepts that could help guide our work on the Pierre Property redevelopment and with City agencies on meeting our broader neighborhood plan goals.
Coffee Talk #1 will be held Tuesday March 26th, 2013 at the Lake City Community Center in Room 8. The focus will be Economic Development, featuring speakers Greg Easton and Kay Knapton and followed by discussion with community members.
Greg Easton is the founding principal in Property Counselors, and has over 30 years experience in providing economic consulting services.
Kay Knapton specializes in economic development and small business assistance.