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File #: AM No. 21-037   
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 2/1/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/16/2021 Final action: 3/16/2021
Title: Adoption of the Resolution Approving the Housing Action Plan a. Resolution No. 1544: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Redmond, Washington, Approving the Housing Action Plan as a Guiding Document with Recommendations for Future Housing Policy, Planning, and Regulatory Amendments to Improve Housing Diversity, Quantity, and Affordability to Meet the Needs of All Economic Segments of the Community
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: Resolution, 3. Attachment B: Exhibit A to Resolution - Final Housing Action Plan, 4. Attachment C: City Council Comment Matrix
TO: Members of the City Council
FROM: Mayor Angela Birney
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):
Planning and Community Development
Carol Helland
425-556-2107

DEPARTMENT STAFF:
Planning and Community Development
Beverly Mesa-Zendt
Deputy Director
Planning and Community Development
Brooke Buckingham
Human Services Planning Manager


TITLE:
title
Adoption of the Resolution Approving the Housing Action Plan

a. Resolution No. 1544: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Redmond, Washington, Approving the Housing Action Plan as a Guiding Document with Recommendations for Future Housing Policy, Planning, and Regulatory Amendments to Improve Housing Diversity, Quantity, and Affordability to Meet the Needs of All Economic Segments of the Community


OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
recommendation
Staff is seeking adoption of a resolution approving the Housing Action Plan to comply with Department of Commerce HB 1923 grant requirements.
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? Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached


REQUESTED ACTION:

? Receive Information ? Provide Direction ? Approve


REQUEST RATIONALE:

* Relevant Plans/Policies:
Redmond Zoning Code, Redmond Municipal Code, Redmond Comprehensive Plan
* Required:
N/A
* Council Request:
Council requested revisions to the draft Housing Action Plan at their meeting on March 2, 2021. A summary of the Council comments and subsequent revisions is provided in Attachment C.


* Other Key Facts:
In the fall of 2019, the City of Redmond applied for grant funding through the Department of Commerce for the development of a Housing Action Plan (HAP). Funding for the HAP was made available through HB 1923 passed by the Washington State Legislature and intended to incentivize cities to take actions to increase the variety of housing types available and to increase urban residential density. On February 18, 2020, the City Council authorized the Mayor to execute a contract with ECONorthwest for the development of Redmond's HAP. Proj...

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