Seattle proposal to end ‘single-family zoning’ label garners wide support in public hearing

Seattle City Council’s land use committee held the first public hearing for a proposal to do away with the “single-family zoning” label on Wednesday, drawing overwhelming support from those who spoke.

Seattle and Tacoma weigh changes to single-family zoning

The bill — sponsored by Councilmembers Teresa Mosqueda and Dan Strauss — would replace the city’s single-family zoning moniker with “neighborhood residential zoning” instead. While it won’t change the actual makeup of Seattle’s density, it’s seen as a necessary first step toward more equitable housing practices, while doing away with a term regarded by many as rooted in discriminatory policies.

During Wednesday’s public hearing,

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