Update: 9/11/12, 9:56am: This morning, The Daily Weekly reported that City Council approved the emergency legislation in a unanimous vote.
Back in May, Shannon told us about the Disturbing Development in Tangletown, in which a new, three-story house was being built on a tiny lot at 55th and Kensington. In July, Shannon provided us with an update, letting us know that the infill issue has cropped up in several neighborhoods throughout Seattle. Now, Shannon has provided us with information about a small lot emergency ordinance introduced by Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin. Here’s what she writes:
On Sept 5, Richard Conlin introduced emergency legislation that would require lots to be at least 50% of the size of a legitimate building lot and would restrict the size of houses in lots smaller than 3,750 square feet to that of an accessory dwelling unit. This legislation will stop the out-of-scale, monolithic structures like the Wallingford Alley Skyscraper while the Council strives to find a permanent fix.
Developers are out in force to lobby city council this week, and we want the voice of residents to be heard too. Please email/call city council members by Monday morning (9/10) and/or sign the petition if you haven’t already.
Read more on the Seattle Weekly blog update on topic:
COUNCIL MEMBERS CONTACT INFO:
206-684-8806, [email protected]
206-684-8800, [email protected]
206-684-8802, [email protected]
206-684-8803, [email protected]
206-684-8807, [email protected]
206-684-8805, [email protected]
206-684-8801, [email protected]
206-684-8804, [email protected]
206-684-8808, [email protected]
For additional reading on this matter, there’s also a post that appeared today on the Seattle Transit Blog with lots of dialog, including points made by Councilmember Conlin.