Exit133 is about Tacoma

Multicar-garage homes and nice lawns are what Lakewood wants to attract

After some debate and push-back from the community, Tacoma's recently passed Hilltop Subarea Plan ended up with a target for housing that includes 12.5% affordable housing, and 12.5% low-income housing. The goal of those numbers is to protect existing residents from displacement.

Lakewood has a slightly different scenario. With low-income housing making up 67% percent of Lakewood's housing stock, and only 11% considered middle-income, according to the TNT, the city would like to adjust that mix to significantly increase middle income options - and fewer apartments.

In the context of conversations about affordable housing mixes for Tacoma, it's interesting to be aware of the conversations our neighboring communities are having on the topic.

Read more at The News Tribune


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