Dear Community Member,

You are receiving this email because you have shown interest in the Housing Action Plan and requested information about housing topics. The 2021 Housing Action Plan provided several recommendations and the City planning department has organized them in phases for completion to address the housing crisis.
Accessory Dwelling Units
Increase flexibility of development and design standards for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU).
Attached Housing
Encourage infill development, update development and design standards to integrate with neighborhood character.
Short Plat Application Process
Reduce or streamline the notification and commenting requirements.
Short Term Rentals
Expand allowable zones to enable licensing compliance.
Duplexes in Residential Single Family Zone
Expand the permitted zoning districts and lot types, update design standards to integrate with neighborhood character.
Environmental Review Thresholds
Adopt exemption levels as permitted in WAC 197-11-800 to streamline permitting processes, add standards for discovery of historic artifacts.
Lot Size Transition Requirements
Clarify development regulations, and provide additional flexibility for natural topography or critical areas.
Learn More and Ask Questions at a Virtual Open House!
Two virtual public open houses have been scheduled to share information and gather input on the proposals. The City is offering two sessions online and by phone over the Webex meeting platform. Both open house sessions will feature the same content.

  • Introduction to Residential Development Code Amendment Process (10 minutes)

  • Accessory Dwelling Units, Duplexes in More Areas, Attached Housing and Lot Size Transition (10 minutes)
  • Q&A (30 minutes)

  • Short Subdivisions, Short-Term Rentals, Environmental Review Thresholds (10 minutes)
  • Q&A (30 minutes)
We want your feedback!
You can review a description of each proposal on the project webpage, which will be updated as the draft revisions evolve.
  • Provide written comment in email to [email protected]. This email list will be notified regarding additional opportunities for participation.
  • Sign up for email updates and announcements here.
Plan Commission Workshops
Additionally, two City Plan Commission workshops have been scheduled to review possible revisions to the code. Public hearings have not been scheduled at this time. Please visit the Plan Commission webpage to view the Agendas, which contain packet material available for review and instructions for joining the virtual meetings:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 12
  • Topics: Short Subdivisions up to 9 Lots, Short-Term Rentals, and Environmental Review Thresholds (Minutes will be posted on the webpage soon.)

  • Wednesday, Jan. 26 starting at 2:00 PM
  • Topics: Accessory Dwelling Units, Duplexes, Attached Housing, and Lot Size Transition Requirements
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