Community Benefits Agreement Program

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Community-MINDED Economic Development

In 2021, City Council approved the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) program as a major step toward more equitable economic growth. It creates a process that takes into account the social and community impact of major development plans.

The program requires developers to provide community benefits for projects that receive public assistance.

Benefits may include activities in the following areas:

  • affordable or workforce housing
  • environmental resiliency and sustainability
  • public infrastructure
  • equitable workforce development
  • neighborhood health and safety and
  • equitable economic opportunities

The required community benefits package that a developer must provide is determined through collaboration with the Community Benefits Advisory Council and community meetings with final approval of the Community Benefits Agreement by City Council.

Past Projects Reviewed

  • 800 1st Ave S.
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