Tukwila City Council could vote on final Comp Plan updates tonight

Updates of three key elements of the city's Comprehensive plan – housing, neighborhoods and Tukwila International Boulevard – go before the City Council tonight (Monday, Oct. 5), possibly for final adoption.

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Updates of three key elements of the city’s Comprehensive plan – housing, neighborhoods and Tukwila International Boulevard – go before the City Council tonight (Monday, Oct. 5), possibly for final adoption.

Council members at their Committee of the Whole meeting Sept. 28  reached consensus on changes in wording that removes concerns a draft of the  Housing Element update could lead to increases in single-family residentials densities not favored by residents.

The draft called for exploring small lot sizes, which could lead to more housing units per acre. The final version now reads:

“Work with residents and property owners to consider housing options to meet current and future needs.”

The city also will establish a specific process to reach out to residents and property owners for their input on housing development in residential neighborhoods.

Earlier the council was close to adopting the final updates to the Comprehensive Plan until some council members raised concerns that the wording of the draft could lead to higher densities not favored by neighborhoods.

The council has been working on updating the city’s Comprehensive plan for several months. These three elements are the final ones the council must update.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the City Council chambers, Tukwila City Hall, 6200 Southcenter Blvd., Tukwila.


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