Compass Housing

Van Ness Feldman provides land use planning and legal services to this non-profit low income housing organization. The firm recently represented Compass in obtaining land use approvals from the City of Seattle for the construction of a “Housing First” project in the Ballard neighborhood, and successfully defended those approvals against community opposition in King County Superior Court. The firm’s litigation strategy resulted in the summary dismissal of many of the issues raised by the opponents and ultimately led to decisions by the Seattle Hearing Examiner and the King County Superior Court upholding all aspects of the City’s approvals for the project.