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North Bend Planning Commission Continues Affordable Housing Discussions

Posted on Sep 20, 2019 in:
  • Industry Issues
  • Housing Affordability
  • Advocacy

The North Bend Planning Commission is continuing discussions on how to expand affordable housing, including missing middle and workforce housing, particularly near the city’s urban core and close to existing or planned transit lines.

The city has made housing choice and affordability a top issue and to date has made zoning changes to try to make housing more affordable and accessible, including allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in single-family residential, making sure an adequate supply of residential zoning exists, and adding mixed uses providing for second story and higher stories as residential-over-commercial use to zoning.

In addition, the city has lowered the square footage of cottages. Staff is now discussing waiving or lowering development impact fees and zoning for medium-density residential to allow for small residential lots down to 3,500 square feet with small bungalow homes of 800–1,000 square feet. 

For more information, contact King County Manager Gina Clark, 425.460.8224.

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