Seattle's Inclusionary Zoning Scheme May Face Challenges

By Steven Gillespie and Patrick Schneider (April 17, 2019, 5:15 PM EDT) -- On March 18, after years of process, the Seattle City Council implemented an inclusionary zoning scheme citywide, called Mandatory Housing Affordability, or MHA. Since 2017, this scheme has governed the city's densest areas, including Downtown, Uptown, South Lake Union, and the University District, and after the 9-0 vote, will now apply in the other 27 urban centers and villages throughout the city. The legislation will take effect on April 19, 2019, and its legality may be challenged as discussed briefly below....

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