HB 1517 - Transit-oriented development
Addressing documentation and processes governing landlords' claims for damage to residential premises.
Sponsors: Reed, Taylor, Ramel, Berg, Peterson, Stonier, Walen, Wylie, Simmons, Fitzgibbon, Chapman, Berry, Slatter, Mena, Barkis, Rule, Duerr, Gregerson, Chambers, Bateman, Cortes, Doglio, Pollet, Low, Fosse, Tharinger
Companion: SB 5466
Status: Heard in (H) Housing for Public Hearing on Feb. 7 @ 4pm, Not Scheduled
What the bill does:
Establishes that cities planning under the Growth Management Act (GMA) may not enact or enforce any new development regulation within a station area or station hub that prohibits the siting of multifamily residential housing on parcels where any other residential use is permissible, with some exceptions.
Establishes that cities planning under the GMA may not enact or enforce any new development regulation within a station area or station hub that imposes a maximum floor area ratio of less than the applicable transit-oriented density for any use otherwise permitted, or imposes a maximum residential density, measured in residential units per acre or other metric of land area.
Provides that, to encourage transit-oriented development and transit use and resulting substantial environmental benefits, counties and cities planning under GMA may not require off-street parking as a condition of permitting development within a station area.
Requires the Department of Transportation to provide technical assistance and establish grant programs.
Expands the categorical exemption for infill development to facilitate the timely and certain deployment of sustainable transit-oriented development.