“If Seattle Can Rezone Religious Land for Housing, Why Not Pasadena?”

8 Jun

 

Join our Making Housing & Community Happen Webinar to learn how Seattle rezoned religious land for affordable housing and how black churches led this effort. (And how we can make this happen in Pasadena!)

 When: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

7:00 pm

Religious Land image for blog

 Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuf-GoqDIoGtwC7Tm1mNMUnNtYfo0w0Khq 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Speakers:

  • Nick WelchSenior Planner at Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development,nicolaswelch will discuss how his city rezoned religious property for affordable housing. Nick focuses on strategies to address displacement and led Seattle’s efforts to expand the production of ADUs. Nick also wrote legislation to facilitate affordable housing on faith-owned and was instrumental in bringing a focus on racial and social equity into Seattle’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan by developing the Growth and Equity Analysis. Nick has a master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.
  • Donald King, Donald King,  FAIA, President/CEO of Nehemiah Initiative Seattle. His organizationDonald King helped to pass this rezoning measure and is helping churches become ready to build affordable housing. Architect, planner and educator with over 50 years of professional experience in the planning and design of community projects. Donald King has a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA, has been a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects since 2000, and is currently an Affiliate Professor of Architecture in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington. experience in the planning and design of community projects. Donald King has a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA and is licensed to practice architecture in California, Hawaii and Washington. He has been a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects since 2000 and is currently an Affiliate Professor of Architecture in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington.

This webinar will help prepare us for the July 11th City Council meeting when this item will be considered.

There will be a follow-up in-person meeting and free meal (compliments of POP!) on July 5, 2022,  5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Orange Grove Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse, 520 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104. We will prepare ourselves to be effective speakers.

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