Advocacy Update – May 2024

Photo: AIA Seattle Staff and Board Members at the 2023 Housing Forum. 

City of Seattle Comp Plan Engagement Period Extended

The City of Seattle has extended the public engagement period for the Draft One Seattle Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement to May 20th. Get engaged and drop your comments, give a thumbs up or down to others’ comments, and advocate for a livable City in the engagement hub.

AIA Seattle shared recommendations for a livable City in a letter to Mayor Harrell, Councilmembers, and City Staff. Members are encouraged to use AIA Seattle’s recommendations to get active in the engagement hub!

AIA Seattle also signed on to the Complete Communities Coalition Letter to advocate for a bolder Comprehensive Plan. The Complete Communities Coalition is dedicated to fostering an affordable, equitable, and sustainable Seattle.

Do you have a Multi- Family Housing Project to Share?

The City of Seattle Mayor’s Staff is looking to our members to learn more about your work on market rate and affordable multi-family housing projects. They would like to hear from you to better understand the project process from start to finish. If you have a project you’d like to share, contact City of Seattle staff directly: and

Learning and Connection Opportunity: AIA Seattle’s Housing Forum

Housing: A Stage for Life seeks to respond to the evolving housing landscape and explore how housing can center specific community needs and support people through various life stages. This year’s program will spotlight policy interventions, innovative project case studies, community perspectives, and inspiring designs that foreground users while addressing actionable solutions to develop more plentiful, quality, diverse, and sustainable housing options in Seattle and beyond.

Join us for Housing: A Stage for Life on Monday, June 17, 2024, at 415 Westlake in Seattle (8 LU/HSW).

We’d love to hear from you! For more information on advocacy topics, please contact:

Melissa K. Neher | Executive Director, AIA Seattle