TIF3.1: Provide infrastructure, incentives to accommodate new development and re-development within UGAs
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Approach - Provide infrastructure and incentives to accommodate new development and re-development within designated urban centers in Urban Growth Areas (UGA).
Desired Outcome - Increase infill development to protect water quality, and increase the likelihood that re-developed areas will meet new, stricter stormwater management requirements.
Policy Needs - N/A
- Explore Brownfields re-development as a way to both remove contaminants, and to better accommodate growth in already affected areas.
- Consider reviewing the local development code for barriers to infill development, and revisions to remove those barriers or encourage infill development--a “code scrub.”
- Consider developing sub-area plans for designated urban centers that include a mix of uses to accommodate growth, and to provide access to services, transit, and neighborhood amenities. Up-front SEPA integrated with sub-area plans addresses environmental impacts area-wide, and provides incentives for development by streamlining the permit process.
- Density is a “BMP”—projects can be proposed under the B-IBI watershed. planning regional priority.
- EPA's Smart Growth tools and guidance may be useful.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.