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Mayor Durkan Advances Vision to Create New Affordable, Livable Community at Magnolia’s Ft. Lawton with Release of Draft Redevelopment Plan

Plan would create new affordable homes, preserve park space in a high opportunity area of our growing City

Legislation will be transmitted to City Council this Spring


Seattle (February 4, 2019) – To help address Seattle’s housing and affordability crisis and advance a vision for a new affordable, livable community at Ft. Lawton in Magnolia, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released her draft plan for redevelopment of approximately 34 acres at Ft. Lawton.

The plan includes mixed-income affordable housing, parks, and recreational space. It would create permanent supportive housing for seniors, apartments for low-wage working individuals and families, and home-ownership opportunities. Over 60 percent of the land at the Ft. Lawton site will be used for park and park-related uses, with preservation of existing natur100al areas that support wildlife habitat.

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