The following is the response from Council member Richard Conlin in regards to our request that he explain the slow process regarding micro housing design review.
Thank you for the message. As you may imagine, my schedule is pretty jammed right now with budget, and we will not take up the legislation until after Thanksgiving. However, I am pleased to report to you that DPD has issued the DNS on the legislation, which it describes as:
“The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is proposing to amend the Land Use Code to establish a definition for micro-housing, apply design review thresholds to micro-housing and congregate residences, and modify certain development standards including:
§ require common spaces in micro-housing and congregate residences;
§ clarify prohibition of micro-housing in single family zones;
§ provide for vehicle and bicycle parking for micro-housing and congregate residences; and
§ modify income eligibility requirements for incentive programs related to micro-housing, congregate residences, and very small studio apartments.”
I will be happy to meet with the Council in November or December when we are ready to consider this legislation. I expect to move it as expeditiously as possible.
Councilmember Richard Conlin
Seattle City Hall
600 Fourth Avenue, Floor 2
PO Box 34025
Seattle, WA 98124-4025