Housing-displacement group fights U District rezone plan
by Katherine Long, Seattle Times – December 25 2015
The Seattle Displacement Coalition filed an appeal last week with the state Growth Management Hearings Board, which makes rulings on the implementation of the state’s Growth Management Act.
The group wants to block the upzone until a housing analysis is done and the city takes steps to be sure there is no loss of low-cost housing in the area.
John Fox, coordinator of the Seattle Displacement Coalition, said he believes the State Environmental Policy Act requires the city to conduct a “displacement risk analysis” before it changes its comprehensive plan. That plan paves the way for the University District to be upzoned.
For a copy of SDC’s inventory of low income and affordable housing placed at risk due to the proposed upzone, click here.