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New Opportunities in RSL Zoning

The practice of 'green zoning' involves incrementally adding households in neighborhoods that already exist, regardless of the existing density. Green zoning also allows more people to settle in areas where they can live a lower-carbon lifestyle. It is not enough to build high-performance green buildings if they are dispersed through an unsustainable land use pattern. Seattle has created a new land use zone that is a bridge between "single-family" and "lowrise" and brings back a lot of the housing options we’re missing in our neighborhoods.

This session will walk through the zoning regulations for “Residential Small Lot,” demonstrate its benefits, and provide examples of what can be built. Additionally, this session will address how Mandatory Housing Affordability applies to those zoning regulations and ultimately how our neighborhoods will evolve.

Earlier Event: September 12
Building Wood Back Into Buildings
Later Event: September 12
Breakout 3—1:45–2:45 p.m.