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North Bend Considers New Medium Density Zone

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in:
  • Housing Affordability
  • Industry Issues
  • Advocacy

The North Bend Planning Commission is beginning study sessions (see pages 93–111) to consider the possibility of adopting a medium density housing zone to fill the needs of workforce or missing middle housing.

The North Bend City Council gave city staff direction in January of 2018 to provide for this zone, somewhere between single-family and multifamily residential, but not cottage housing, within, directly adjacent to, or just outside the downtown core of North Bend. Staff is asking for planning commission feedback over the next two months to help determine where this new zone might occur, densities (calculated by form-based or density limits), and what types of housing, including townhomes, cottages, duplex and triplexes, 1-1.5 bungalows, 800-square-foot or less single-family residential, and tiny homes of 400 square feet or less.

Staff tentatively plans to come back in March to the planning commission with a draft ordinance. Contact King County Manager Gina Clark, 425.460.8203, with questions.

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