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Port Townsend,
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Page last updated: 4/19/2010

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Affordable Lands Analysis

The City and the County are considering submittal of a joint application for a federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).  The proposed $24K - 40K grant funds would support a planning-only project to further analyze the seven sites identified by the Inventory of Property Suitable for Affordable Housing.

Housing Action Plan Network (HAPN)

  • 2008 City/County Resolution Establishing HAPN Composition, Terms and Procedural Rules
  • Current Membership

HAPN Meetings:

MONTH/YEAR

LOCATION

AGENDA

NOTES

2010
April 26, 2010

3:30 p.m.

City Hall, Conference Room 3

Port Townsend

Agenda  
January 25, 2010 Skookum Building

Port Townsend

Agenda Notes
2009

DECEMBER 14, 2009

Skookum Building

Port Townsend

 

 

NOVEMBER 16, 2009

 

Canceled

Canceled

OCTOBER 19, 2009

Skookum Building

Port Townsend

Agenda

Pending

SEPTEMBER 21, 2009

Skookum Building

Port Townsend

Agenda

Pending

AUGUST 17, 2009

Port Townsend

Agenda

Pending

JULY 20, 2009

Port Townsend

 

Agenda

Notes

with attachment

JUNE 15, 2009

 

Canceled 

Canceled

MAY 18, 2009

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

APRIL 2009

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

MARCH 2009

Port Townsend

No Quorum

No Quorum

FEBRUARY 2009

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

JANUARY 2009

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

2008

DECEMBER 2008    

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

NOVEMBER 2008

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

OCTOBER 2008

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

with attachment

SEPTEMBER  2008

 

Canceled

Canceled

AUGUST 2008

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

JULY 2008

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

JUNE 2008

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

MAY 2008

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

and Addendum

APRIL 2008

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

MARCH 2008

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

FEBRUARY 2008

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

2007

NOVEMBER 2007

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

SEPTEMBER 2007

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

AUGUST 2007

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

JULY 2007

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

JUNE 2007

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

APRIL 2007

Port Townsend

Agenda

Notes

MARCH 2007

Quilcene

Agenda

Notes

FEBRUARY 2007

Discovery Bay Golf Club

Not Available

Notes

Background

One of the stated goals of the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) involves housing.  A local jurisdiction developed under the GMA needs to address housing.  The Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan contains a Housing Element [PDF] with narrative, goals, policies and action items related to planning for housing in connection with growth management.

See Legacy Documents below for additional materials developed over time that lead up to the 2006 Housing Needs Assessment and Action Plan.

Housing Needs Assessment and Action Plan   2005-2006

Jefferson County and the City of Port Townsend have completed a comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment and Action Plan.  The purpose is to update earlier assessments (see Legacy Documents below) and to develop recommendations for pilot projects and programs to address the issue of housing affordability.

Follow the project timeline here...

An advisory group was established to guide this project.  Notes from a retreat on December 13, 2005 are posted here:

 

Consultant

Tom Beckwith, AICP, is head of the consultant group hired to conduct the Comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment and Action Plan.

 

Affordable Housing Public Meetings

In association with the Housing Needs Assessment, the City and County, together with the Advisory Group, worked with consultants to host a series of public meetings in 2006 on the topic of affordable housing.  The first was a Housing Action Plan Charrette on March 29 held in Port Townsend:

A series of public meetings were held in May 2006 on the subject of affordable housing:

  1. May 15  Brinnon Community Center
  2. May 16  Port Ludlow Bay Club
  3. May 17  Tri-Area Community Center
  4. May 18  Port Townsend Fire Hall

Mr. Beckwith made a presentation to the Jefferson County Planning Commission on August 2, 2006.  Additionally, a Joint Workshop was held on July 20 in the Port Townsend Fire Hall.  See the press release linked below for more information. 

Mr. Beckwith presented the results to the Jefferson County Planning Commission on October 4, 2006.  The Planning Commission endorsed the Plan:

 

Public Hearings

The BoCC held a public hearing October 9 on the Housing Action Plan.  The City of Port Townsend City Council held a public hearing on the Housing Action Plan on October 2.  The following notice contains the details:

 

* Plan Adoption *

The Port Townsend City Council adopted the Housing Action Plan on October 2, 2006. - Resolution 06-026

Board of County Commissioners adopted the Housing Action Plan on October 9, 2006. - Resolution 69-06  

 

Final Draft Housing Needs Assessment and Action Plan

Legacy Documents

Jefferson County produced or commissioned the following, except where indicated:

Links

More Information

For more information on the Housing Needs Assessment and related affordable housing initiatives, contact Long-Range Planning.

The City of Port Townsend's primary contact for the Housing Needs Assessment is Senior Planner Judy Surber.

 

     
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