City council is looking at reducing the proposed upzoning of Crown Hill.
The original proposal would extend the low-rise upzoning into areas of single-family zones, but the trimmed-back plan would make those areas residential small-lot zones, or keep them as single-family zones. Other areas considered for the amendment are West Seattle Junction, Mount Baker, Ravenna, and Wallingford.
A Seattle Times report highlighted the fact that while scaling back upzoning would mean fewer affordable-housing units being created, it could “address ‘livability concerns’ raised some constituents.”
Upzoning proposals for Lake City, South Park and Columbia City wouldn’t be scaled back.
The Times reports that Councilmembers Mike O’Brien and Rob Johnson (representing Wallingford) want to allow as many as four housing units per building in areas zoned as residential small-lot.
The city council will vote in committee later this month and pass any upzone plans in March.