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November 9, 2016 West Seattleites get sweet ’n sour taste of city’s new proposals to create affordable housing
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By Gwen Davis

On Wednesday evening, the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) and the Department of Neighborhoods hosted the Westwood Highland Park Urban Village Community Design Workshop at Chief Sealth High School.

The workshop informed participants about the city’s proposals to expand affordable housing in the area, within the city’s signature Housing Affordability and Living Agenda (HALA).

Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold was in attendance to observe the workshop.

“How do we grow as a city, create more affordable housing, and while we’re doing that maintain the essential quality of neighborhoods where new housing will be developed,” said John Howell with OPCD at the beginning of the workshop, addressing a crowd of about 15.

The forecasters are saying that over the next 10 years, 50,000 new people will move to Seattle, Howell said.

The question isn’t whether our neighborhoods will change, he stated. It’s a question of how do we want them to change.

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