Statewide upzoning proposal aims for ‘stout’ housing density near mass transit

Housing, growth management, and a push for upzoning are among the challenges faced by the state Legislature in 2022. How those problems intersect with perhaps the largest ongoing infrastructure project in the Puget Sound region — which includes light rail and mass transit expansion— is the subject of a slate of bills that were introduced in committee hearings on Tuesday.

One of them, House Bill 2020, focuses specifically on housing around light rail and transit hubs in cities planning under the Growth Management Act (GMA). It modifies residential zoning around those hubs and establishes minimum density requirements in support of low and moderate income housing.

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