Crown Hill community members weigh-in as City Council votes on zoning

As the Seattle City Council gets ready to meet this afternoon to decide whether to approve zoning changes recommended by the Mayor’s HALA Committee; a survey fielded by Crown Hill Urban Village Committee for Smart Growth shows overwhelming community interest in planning before rezoning a large swath of single-family homes in one of the largest expansion areas in the City.

The survey, which was taken by nearly 600 people in and around the Crown Hill expansion zone, shows a community committed to supporting smart growth by:

● Meaningful neighborhood planning before Re-zoning or UPZoning—87 percent strongly agree

● Concurrent infrastructure investments to manage the impact of growth—84 percent strongly agree

● Building on arterials and areas already zoned but underutilized first—78 percent strongly agree

Renters and homeowners alike shared these values, with little difference in responses on these three recommendations to the City on growth in Crown Hill.

A super-majority of all respondents strongly agreed that Seattle needs more affordable housing, but that affordable housing policies should also protect existing affordable housing, so renters in single family homes are not displaced by expensive new town homes. Renters responded much more strongly in favor than homeowners to this question.

For complete survey results, visit our website at http://crownhillurbanvillage.org/take-our-survey/

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