Public Invited to Comment on Affordable Housing

Proposed Ordinance will Allow New Types of Affordable Housing in Demonstration Projects

To meet the need for affordable housing in the community, the City of Burien is evaluating a new proposed ordinance that would allow up to five affordable housing demonstration projects. Some of the types of housing and density allowances in the proposed ordinance are not currently permitted under existing city regulations.

How to Provide Community Feedback

The City is looking for feedback on the proposed interim ordinance. There are multiple ways to give feedback:

Public Hearings and City Council Discussions

The public is invited to attend and provide public comment at the public hearing and Council discussions. A public hearing is scheduled for September 25, 2019. The Commission and City Council will continue discussion of this topic at the following meetings:

  • September 23, 2019 (City Council Study Session)
  • September 25, 2019 (Planning Commission, public hearing)
  • October 7, 2019 (City Council Regular Meeting)
  • October 21, 2019 (City Council Regular Meeting)