Council Adopts Unified Development Code Updates to Encourage Multi-Family Housing, and Ensure FCC Compliance

HousingThe City Council voted with overwhelming support to adopt updates to the Unified Development Code that will help encourage the development of a housing mix and provide more affordable, multi-family units within the City.

The dedicated volunteers on the Planning Commission looked at new housing construction and sales within Yelm City limits and found that most new housing is single family homes with large square footage within subdivisions, while a mix of housing sizes, townhomes, and multi-family housing are missing. The updates will help reduce barriers to develop housing varieties and provide more affordable housing opportunities for young families looking to establish roots in the Yelm community.

The update also includes regulations to ensure the City sets design standards, while remaining within compliance of recent Federal Communication Commission rulings.

How the Yelm City Council Voted:
; EJ Curry, Molly Carmody, Cody Colt, Tadd Stillwell, Tracey Wood. Terry Kaminski.
Nays; Joe DePinto