The Columbian – Washington House passes transit-oriented housing bill

House Bill 2160, promoting transit-oriented housing developments, passed with a floor vote of 56 to 40 during a Feb. 13 floor debate. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Julia Reed, D-Seattle, moved on to the Senate for further consideration.

The bill requires cities in fully planning counties to conform to certain requirements and limitations for housing near transit systems.

Our own Chief Advocacy Officer, Ryan Donohue, testified during the public hearing.

“We’re here in strong support of HB 2160, because we need more homes in more places, especially along our transit corridors,” he said. “Housing near transit centers is key to many housing options and to better housing options, especially for low-income families.”

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