Community Planning & Building Department

News &  Projects

  • September 9, 2021
    Link to the City of Langley Affordable Housing Challenges Report.
    This report was prepared by sub-committee members following the May 25th meeting.  This report provides a detailed analysis, discussed the characteristics and magnitude of affordable housing need in Langley and South Whidbey.
    Please join us via Zoom on Tuesday September 14th when we will have a panel of experts who will present on tools and strategies to address the affordable housing challenges facing our community.
  • June 25, 2021
    Follow up to the May 25th meeting regarding Affordable Housing Needs
  • Link to the presentation
  • Questions from participants and our responses
  • May 21, 2021
    On May 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm a subcommittee of the Planning Advisory Board will hold a community meeting regarding affordable housing needs in Langley and South Whidbey.  The purpose of the event is:
    - to begin discussing the current and anticipated shortage of affordable housing in the City of Langley and on South Whidbey.
    - South Whidbey and the City of Langley should be a place where teachers, hospital workers, firefighters, non-profit workers and others can live and raise families affordably.
    - The initial focus will be on non-market rental and home purchase opportunities for working families and others in the South Whidbey workforce, as well as others who are at risk of losing their homes.
    - Over the course of the next few months the AHWG hopes to define the depth of the needs, some of the existing programs and regulations in effect to help address these needs and discuss ways of moving forward to long-term solutions that involve a multitude of government agencies, community organizations and the private sector. 
  • August 5, 2019
    The Short Term Rental (STR) code amendments were adopted by Council on August 5, 2019. Applications are available at City Hall. Please see the FAQ or contact the Planning Department for more information. 

  • New play equipment has been installed at Generation Park! The new equipment features a slide structure, a 4-bay swing set including an ADA swing, and a spinning chair.  Special thanks to the Langley Community Club for contributing $8,500 toward the new play structure. Bring the kids and check it out!

  • May 6th, Ordinance 1054 was passed by City Council to rezone 3 blocks of RS7200 between Park and DeBruyn to RS5000. Also included in the ordinance was the rezone of the 3rd Street Habitat for Humanity property from RS7200 to Residential Mixed. Click here to view the current zoning map. 

  • An Open House was held at Langley Methodist Church regarding proposed Short Term Rental (STR) regulations. A PowerPoint was presented and a question and answer session followed. The handouts available included the STR Framework, Legalizing an Existing STR Flowchart, and Growth of STRs. A summary of the verbal questions and comments can be viewed here. If you were unable to attend but would like to contribute your opinion, please fill out and return the questionnaire. Responses to the questionnaire can be viewed here. Responses received by email can be viewed here and here

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