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Calling all islanders! Please tell us what you think about the Vashon Town land use and affordable housing recommendations for the 20-year community plan.

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Do you have any comments about Community Business (CB) Zone Land Use Amendments?

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Do you have any comments about Town Core Design Amendments (P-suffix VS-P28)?

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Do you have any comments about Accessory Dwelling Units?

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Do you have any comments about Vashon Rural Town Affordable Housing Special District Overlay?

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Do you have any comments about Zoning of Land Located Along Vashon Highway SW between Vashon and Center?

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Frank Jackson inside District 8
March 2, 2017, 12:35 PM
  • Do you have any comments about Community Business (CB) Zone Land Use Amendments?

    Current R-8 potential residential/mixed use density is sufficient. Allowing CB zones to get density bonuses to R-18 exacerbates the major mismatch between water units available (240) and the dwelling unit potential (1500+ at half buildout), without having much realistic prospect for increasing affordable housing. I further oppose the use of density incentives because they are enacted without adequate public notice and do not allow adequate opportunity for public comment on upcoming development projects.

  • Do you have any comments about Town Core Design Amendments (P-suffix VS-P28)?
    No response.
  • Do you have any comments about Accessory Dwelling Units?
    No response.
  • Do you have any comments about Vashon Rural Town Affordable Housing Special District Overlay?

    While I support increasing affordable housing here, I do not support the density bonus in the proposed Vashon Town plan. This plan may open the door to excessive development without truly addressing Vashon’s affordability needs. I feel that the draft plan is likely to have unintended consequences especially regarding water supply and rates. Better alternatives, which will result in more immediate and targeted affordable housing, have been proposed. Current town density and zoning are adequate to implement about 278 new housing units at half buildout, without jeopardizing our water sustainability.
    An additional reason I oppose the use of density incentives is that they do not allow adequate public notice or opportunity to comment on upcoming development projects.
    Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

  • Do you have any comments about Zoning of Land Located Along Vashon Highway SW between Vashon and Center?
    No response.
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Please review the linked documents here and provide your general comments for each one.


Document A: Community Business (CB) Zone Land Use Amendments

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Document B: Town Core Design Amendments (P-suffix VS-P28)

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Document C: Accessory Dwelling Units

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Document D: Vashon Rural Town Affordable Housing Special District Overlay

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Document E: Zoning of Land Located Along Vashon Highway SW between Vashon and Center

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