Last week’s CBRA meeting was well attended by over 100 local residents who were there to express their concerns about the future of Ballard development to Council Member Mike O’Brien.
Council Member O’Brien chairs the City Council’s Planning Land Use and Sustainability (PLUS) committee that will be soon considering and evaluating legislation regarding new micro-housing regulations and Low Rise Multi-Family Code Corrections.
“There were several hundred people there, with many standing and others spilling out into the corridor,” says My Ballard reader Rob Lewis who attended the meeting.
According to Lewis, although Council Member O’Brien answered land use related questions for over an hour, many attendees did not get their chance to have their issues addressed.
During the meeting attendees raised concerns regarding cuts to transit and developer impact fees, issues surrounding development and parking, micro-housing, problems with Low Rise zoning, and the need for better public involvement in land use decisions.
“The crowd was clearly upset, but generally polite and gracious. CBRA President Mike Kahrs did a great job of moderating and keeping order,” says Lewis.
Mondoman posted his thoughts from the meeting on the My Ballard forum:
I was especially interested by one audience suggestion that I think makes a lot of sense. Ballard has *already achieved* more than 200% of its residential growth goals for the mid-2020s, but seen not an increase but a reduction in transit and so forth.
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