Seattle council asks public to weigh in on plan to do away with single-family zoning label

An apartment complex in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. (MyNorthwest photo)

A Seattle City Council committee will be holding the first public hearing for a proposal to do away with the “single-family zoning” label on Wednesday.

Seattle and Tacoma weigh changes to single-family zoning

The bill comes from Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda and Dan Strauss, the latter of whom chairs the council’s land use committee. In practice, it would effectively do away with the single-family zoning moniker altogether, and change it to “neighborhood residential zoning” instead.

That would potentially affect several elements of a 20-year roadmap for building new housing infrastructure, improving transportation, and investing

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