U District EIS Comment Period Extended to June 23

Based on feedback we received at the public hearing on May 20, we are extending the deadline for written comments on DPD’s U District Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) from June 9 to June 23. Materials from the public hearing are now posted on our project website.

Our U District draft EIS evaluates potential map and text amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Code (Seattle Municipal Code Title 23) to allow greater height and density in our U District study area. Zoning changes would be accompanied by an affordable housing incentive program and incentives for open space and other neighborhood amenities, and by development standards regulating setbacks, tower separation, and street frontage.

The study looks at future growth under two possible rezone scenario
s and one “no action” alternative where zoning stays the same. The alternatives, based on extensive community involvement, are:

  • Alternative 1: Medium towers, more dispersed development pattern
  • Alternative 2: Taller towers, most focused development pattern
  • Alternative 3: No Action—current zoning, most dispersed development pattern

The public comment period for this Draft EIS is April 24, 2014 through June 23, 2014. For questions, or to submit comments, contact project manager Dave LaClergue at (206) 733-9668, dave.laclergue@seattle.gov, or

City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development
Attn: Dave LaClergue
700 5th Ave., Suite 2000
Seattle WA98124-4019

For more information, visit DPD’s U District website or contact:

Dave LaClergue
(206) 733-9668
dave.laclergue@seattle.gov