By Roger Harnack

Apartments may be coming to your single-family home neighborhood

Substitute Senate Bill 6536 would require zoning laws to change


Last updated 2/15/2020 at 10:08am

OLYMPIA – Larger cities and counties would be prohibited from creating single-family neighborhoods under a Senate Bill introduced by a King County Democrat.

Substitute Senate Bill 6536 would require cities of more than 10,000 residents and counties with 50,000 residents to eliminate residential zoning rules limiting construction to single-family homes.

Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, wants to eliminate single-family neighborhoods in cities and in urban growth areas of counties.

Under her bill, counties would be required to allow duplexes, townhouses, condominiums and apartment complexes of 12 uni...

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