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