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Published on Friday, January 12, 2018

Extending and amending transit-oriented SEPA tool

HB 1740 sponsored by Rep. Joan McBride (D-Kirkland) would extend an expiring tool that promotes development around transit stations. This tool provides a safe harbor from State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) appeals for projects that are consistent with an adopted comprehensive plan. In addition to extending the tool for another 10 years, it adds some new responsibilities for affordable housing for projects taking advantage of this program.

The bill is scheduled for a public hearing in the House Appropriations Committee at 3:30 pm on Monday, January 15. Please contact Carl Schroeder if you have any concerns.