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Urban Sustainability in the Mayor’s State of the City Address

Mayor McGinn delivered his fourth State of the City Speech yesterday, and addressing urban sustainability issues, including climate, transit, neighborhoods and housing, was a major focus.  Included in his remarks were the following updates and announcements:

  • Connecting neighborhoods with rail is a high priority, including accelerating planning efforts for a downtown to U District connection and a new crossing of the ship canal near Fremont.
  • Announced plans to encourage greater housing supply and review how private development can contribute to affordable housing citywide
  • Update on climate action, including working with tribes and other communities to stop the coal train proposals
  • Announced a 4-part plan for creating great neighborhoods

The State of the City speech was covered by the Seattle P-I, Crosscut, and the Seattle Times.

You can watch the entire State of the City speech here.