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Office of Planning & Community Development: Growth and Livability

Posted by | October 30, 2017

Seattle skyline with a foggy skySeattle is again the fastest growing city in the country. Our beautiful natural environment, diverse communities, and strong job market all serve to attract people to this region. As our population grows, so too must our supply of housing or Seattle will increasingly be affordable only to the wealthy.

While there are many benefits to living in a growing city, like more job opportunities, new neighbors, lively streetscapes, a greater diversity of businesses, and more vibrant public life, there are also challenges. In Seattle, our challenges include increasing competition for housing, risk of displacement of current residents, more traffic, and more demand for public infrastructure. To address these challenges, we are committed to continually investing in livability to help growth bring benefits to everyone.

Originally published in Seattle.Gov

View the Growth and Livability Report and Growth and Livability Case Studies by visiting the Office of Planning and Community Development’s webpage.

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