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Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation Creating Housing, Jobs

Seattle Mayor Harrell recently signed the Maritime and Industrial Strategy into law following its unanimous passage by the City Council. The package of legislation represents the first major update to the industrial land use policy in decades. 

“To protect and grow this critical economic cornerstone of our city, it is clear we need a One Seattle approach to strengthen land protections and take advantage of new opportunities for housing and jobs in the evolving industrial, manufacturing, and maritime sectors,” said Mayor Bruce Harrell.  

The updates are estimated to create 35,000 new jobs and 3,000 new homes over the next 20 years. The legislation creates three new industrial zones: maritime, manufacturing, and logistics; industry and innovation; and urban industrial.

Additional strategies include collaboration with stakeholders to identify freight transportation improvements, establishing a new citywide industrial and maritime business advocacy and stewardship organization, and adopting new subarea plans for the Ballard-Interbay-Northend and Greater Duwamish Maritime Industrial Centers.    


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Jasmine Kilman is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, covering Chicago and greater Chicagoland, the Midwest, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest. She covers industry trends, transaction deals, market research, and produces daily news stories. With experience in marketing and communications for academic nonprofits and corporate clients, including Hearst Media, Hilton, and Coldwell Banker, Kilman has written about commercial real estate, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), technology, healthcare, and philanthropy. She was born and raised in California and graduated with a degree in public relations. In her spare time, Kilman enjoys hiking and traveling to new locations with her family.

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