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Proposed Ordinance 2020-0032


            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the Metropolitan King County Council on the 9th day of June, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., to consider the adoption of Proposed Ordinance 2020-0032, adopting provisions for a microhousing demonstration project. The public hearing is planned to either be held at the King County Courthouse, 516 3rd Avenue, Room 1001, Seattle, Washington; or the hearing may be required to be held remotely to comply with the Washington State Governor's Declaration 20-29 (or as amended) regarding the Open Public Meetings Act. Information on this public hearing, including how to submit public testimony and attend the meeting, will be posted on the Council's website ahead of the hearing.  To sign up to provide public testimony at the June 9th hearing, a sign-up form will be available beginning on June 3, 2020 at this website:


It is expected that the full Council will take action on this Proposed Ordinance at the June 9th meeting following the public testimony.


Proposed Ordinance 2020-0032 would adopt a microhousing demonstration project for 375 properties in the White Center neighborhood of North Highline and two properties in the Vashon Rural Town. The demonstration project will authorize at least two alternative housing options and test their accessibility for populations who are unable to find suitable housing. A report by the Executive that describes and evaluates preliminary results and provides recommended changes that should be made to county processes and development regulations will be transmitted to the Council as part of this demonstration project.


A Striking Amendment S1 to Proposed Ordinance 2020-0032 is proposed that would clarify requirements and standards of the microhousing demonstration project and include changes to match the Executive's intent. A copy of Striking Amendment S1 will be available at the website below.


For More Information:

A copy of Proposed Ordinance 2020-0032 is available at|Text|&Search=2020-0032 or at


DATED at Seattle, Washington, this 4th day of May, 2020.





Melani Pedroza

Clerk of the Council

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