Durkan advances plan for low-income housing at Fort Lawton

Durkan advances plan for low-income housing at Fort Lawton

Mayor Jenny Durkan is moving forward with her about $90 million plan to redevelop Fort Lawton into more than 200 affordable homes.

Fort Lawton is a former military base located in Seattle’s Discovery Park and near the Magnolia neighborhood.

The plan includes 85 homes for seniors, approximately 100 homes for low-income individuals and families and up to 52 homes designated for ownership opportunities.

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Sixty percent of the site will be reserved for park and park-related uses.

The latest draft updates the 2008 plan to make it consistent with the Fort Lawton Army Reserve Center Environmental Impact Statement issued in March 2018. The city also did community outreach and hosted public hearings to get additional input.

Durkan has scheduled a public meeting for Feb. 11 to take comments and said she would send the plan to Seattle City Council in upcoming weeks.

For more information on the development plan, visit this link.

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