Getting Housing Done: One City's Experience

Session 6B | Thursday | 10:30 – 11:45 AM PT

About the Session

Learn how the small island city of Anacortes is building housing for all segments of its community. The presentation by a current city councilmember will explore the key milestones that got it there over the past eight years of work including a reboot of its Comprehensive Plan, a complete rewrite of its development regulations, and a successful sales tax ballot measure that is providing subsidy to three substantial housing projects in the small city. Learn what went wrong and what went right and how Anacortes's success can be replicated elsewhere.

About the Speakers

Ryan Walters, AICP
Ryan Walters Law PLLC

Ryan Walters, AICP, is an attorney specializing in municipal and land use law, a former planning director, and the most senior member of the Anacortes City Council.


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