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Mayor Harrell Proposes Legislation to Support the Conversion of Existing Buildings from Commercial to Residential Uses Citywide

Building on the City’s Office-to-Residential Conversion competition, the proposed legislation would support projects that transform existing infrastructure, repurposing vacant commercial property to residential uses. SEATTLE -As part of his Downtown Activation Plan, Mayor Bruce Harrell has submitted new legislation to the City Council aimed at removing regulatory barriers for converting existing buildings from commercial to residential uses. The proposed changes… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Releases Draft One Seattle Comprehensive Plan, Expanding Housing Opportunities Across All Neighborhoods 

Following two years of community outreach, the draft plan advances significant policy improvements and a thoughtful approach to growth to build a more affordable, equitable, and sustainable Seattle SEATTLE – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the release of the Draft One Seattle Plan, a major update to Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan… [ Keep reading ]

One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan Posts Q4 and Year-End 2023 Data

Seattle – Today, Deputy Mayor Tiffany Washington shared 2023 data from the City’s Unified Care Team (UCT) and an update on the City’s One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan. The UCT reported more than 2,200 accepted shelter referrals for 2023, as well as a 24% decrease in tents and a 51% decrease… [ Keep reading ]

As State Legislative Session Begins, Mayor Harrell Highlights Key Priorities for Seattle

Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell shared key legislative priorities for his administration and the people of Seattle as the Washington State Legislature begins the 2024 session. Mayor Harrell is calling for bold action on critical public safety, behavioral health, and other priority issues that impact Seattle and cities… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Seeks to Increase Needed Affordable Housing by Advancing Improved Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that the City of Seattle is advancing efforts to develop an improved redevelopment plan for increased affordable housing at Fort Lawton, including rental units, workforce housing and homeownership opportunities, as well as permanent supportive housing for veterans and seniors who have experienced homelessness. The project will also maintain 22 acres of open space, parkland, and wildlife conservation adjacent to Discovery Park.

One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan Posts Q3 2023 Data Updates

The City of Seattle released updated data from the third quarter of 2023 for the City’s One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan, including new outreach and public safety data and verified tent and RV counts by neighborhood.

Mayor Harrell Celebrates Voters’ Historic Passage of $970 Million Housing Levy

Passage of the 2023 Housing Levy will provide the largest City investments to date over the next seven years into affordable housing. Seattle – The City of Seattle celebrates the resounding approval of an unprecedented $970 million Seattle Housing Levy by voters on November 7, 2023. The passage of the levy underscores… [ Keep reading ]

One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan Posts Q2 2023 Data Updates  

New data shows continued progress in key areas of bringing people indoors and making public spaces clean and accessible. Seattle – Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell released updated data sets from the second quarter of 2023 for the City’s One Seattle Homelessness Action Plan and public-facing dashboard. The updates include new… [ Keep reading ]

KCRHA Governing Committee Chairs Mayor Harrell and Executive Constantine Announce Intention to Establish Committees to Lead Search for New CEO and Strengthen the Regional Authority

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced today their intention to establish two new temporary committees for the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA), one to help strengthen the Authority, and one to lead the search for a new permanent Chief Executive Officer. Mayor Harrell… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Advances Design Review Process Changes to Boost Long-Term Production of Affordable Housing  

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced new legislation supporting efforts to increase production of affordable housing by streamlining the design review process and decreasing the amount of time to complete new housing projects. The legislation represents the latest efforts in Mayor Harrell’s comprehensive approach to bring new solutions, drive… [ Keep reading ]