Mayor’s Comprehensive Plan Released This Month

The Mayor’s Comprehensive Plan will be released this month! The Plan is a blueprint for how Seattle will grow over the coming twenty years. Its goals and policies are shaped by four core values: race and social equity, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity and security, and community.

Thousands of people have commented on the plan since late 2013. Some of the big ideas that attracted public comment are proposals to:

  • Guide more future growth to areas within a 10-minute walk of frequent transit
  • Continue the Plan’s vision for mixed-use “urban villages” and “urban centers”
  • Monitor future growth in greater detail, including data about racial disparities
  • Increase the supply and diversity of affordable housing consistent with the Mayor’s Housing Affordable Livability Agenda (HALA)
  • Update how we measure the performance of the city’s transportation and parks systems
  • Integrate the City’s planning for parks, preschool, transit, housing, transportation, City facilities and services
  • Emphasize the need to equitably serve everyone, with special attention to low-income households and people of color

 

Council will begin reviewing the Mayor’s Plan in May. Check the Planning Land Use and Zoning committee website for details. Follow us on Twitter (@Seattle2035), Facebook (Seattle2035), and check our blog (http://2035.seattle.gov/) to stay up-to-date on the Plan’s progress.

What’s Happening to the Public Feedback on the Seattle 2035 Draft Plan?

For the past month, City staff have been sorting and organizing feedback we received about the Seattle 2035 Draft Plan. During the five-month comment period, people had many options to share their thoughts. Online options included email, website comment box, Facebook, Twitter, and Consider IT online community conversation and survey. The 430 attendees at open houses in October and November completed surveys, recorded comments on easel pads or sticky notes, or used one of our iPads to log comments online. All that input is being gathered and organized in a single database.

While staff is reviewing all of that input, you can see what others have said about the Draft Plan on our website (2035.seattle.gov). Documents recently posted include a printout of 600+ verbatim comments in the database, a packet of letters received from 41 stakeholder organizations, and results of the survey on the 10 key proposals. Although closed to new comments, the Consider IT online community conversation is archived and still available for viewing. A Community Engagement Progress Report summarizing all the activities and feedback for 2015 will be coming later this month. Look for the release of the Mayor’s Plan and the Final Environmental Impact Statement, and Final Equity Analysis in March or April of 2016.

For more information about Seattle 2035, contact:

Patrice Carroll
Office of Planning and Community Development
(206) 684-0946
patrice.carroll@seattle.gov

Seattle 2035: Weigh-in on the Draft Comprehensive Plan

– We invite you to attend our community meetings!

DPD is planning five meetings in October and November to gather community feedback before finalizing the Mayor’s Final Recommended Seattle Comprehensive Plan.  DPD is extending comments on the Draft Plan through Friday, November 20. The Plan will be finalized and transmitted to the City Council in early 2016.

Seattle is expected to grow by 120,000 residents and 115,000 jobs in the coming twenty years. The Draft Plan identifies proposed goals and policies to help achieve our vision for Seattle’s future. Your feedback will help DPD evaluate strategies for a city that grows according to four core values:  community, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, and social equity.

The Draft Plan also includes a new Future Land Use Map, with expanded boundaries in 12 urban villages to accommodate expected growth near our region’s transit investments.

Upcoming Open Houses

Please join us to discuss the Draft Plan at one of these upcoming open houses.

  • Monday, October 19
    6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Miller Community Center
    330 19th Ave E
  • Thursday, November 5
    6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Leif Ericson Hall, Ballard
    2245 NW 57th St.
  • Saturday, November 7
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Filipino Community Center
    5740 MLK Jr Way S
  • Thursday, November 12
    6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    West Seattle Senior Center
    4217 SW Oregon St.
  • Saturday, November 14
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    North Seattle College—Old Cafeteria
    9600 College Way N.

 

Can’t make one of the meetings?

  • Find information about the Plan and our public process at the project website.
  • Join our Online Community Conversation at http://Seattle2035.consider.it. On this site you can share your opinions and see what others are saying.
  • Follow Seattle 2035 on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Email comments to 2035@seattle.gov.
  • Mail comments to the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development, Attn: Seattle 2035, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle WA 98124-4019.

Seattle 2035: Weigh-in on the Draft Comprehensive Plan

– We invite you to attend our community meetings!

DPD is planning five meetings in October and November to gather community feedback before finalizing the Mayor’s Final Recommended Seattle Comprehensive Plan.  DPD is extending comments on the Draft Plan through Friday, November 20. The Plan will be finalized and transmitted to the City Council in early 2016.

Seattle is expected to grow by 120,000 residents and 115,000 jobs in the coming twenty years. The Draft Plan identifies proposed goals and policies to help achieve our vision for Seattle’s future. Your feedback will help DPD evaluate strategies for a city that grows according to four core values:  community, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, and social equity.

The Draft Plan also includes a new Future Land Use Map, with expanded boundaries in 12 urban villages to accommodate expected growth near our region’s transit investments.

Upcoming Open Houses

Please join us to discuss the Draft Plan at one of these upcoming open houses.

  • Monday, October 19
    6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Miller Community Center
    330 19th Ave E
  • Thursday, November 5
    6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Leif Ericson Hall, Ballard
    2245 NW 57th St.
  • Saturday, November 7
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Filipino Community Center
    5740 MLK Jr Way S
  • Thursday, November 12
    6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    West Seattle Senior Center
    4217 SW Oregon St.
  • Saturday, November 14
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    North Seattle College—Old Cafeteria
    9600 College Way N.

 

Can’t make one of the meetings?

  • Find information about the Plan and our public process at the project website.
  • Join our Online Community Conversation at http://Seattle2035.consider.it. On this site you can share your opinions and see what others are saying.
  • Follow Seattle 2035 on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Email comments to 2035@seattle.gov.
  • Mail comments to the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development, Attn: Seattle 2035, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle WA 98124-4019.

Community Meetings for the Seattle 2035 Draft Plan

– Public comment period extended to November 20, 2015

The Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) will hold five community meetings this fall to solicit public comment on the Draft City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan. Entitled Seattle 2035, the Draft Plan was released for public comment on July 8, 2015. The updated Comprehensive Plan will be our roadmap for Seattle’s next 20 years.

The meetings will include open house displays and a presentation to provide a broad overview of the Draft Plan, highlight major changes and get feedback on proposed village expansion areas, especially areas near meeting locations. Since some of Seattle 2035’s policies about affordable housing will be implemented as part of the City’s proposed Housing and Affordability and Livability Agenda, there will be information and opportunity for feedback at the meetings.

The Draft Plan is informed by the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that was released in May 2015. The Draft Plan includes goals and policies to help achieve our vision for Seattle’s future.  Seattle is expected to grow by 120,000 residents and 115,000 jobs in the coming 20 years. The Draft Plan also includes a new Future Land Use Map, showing a pattern of growth that supports the City’s vision.

The City of Seattle is seeking public feedback on the Draft Plan as we continue to evaluate goals and policies to build a safe, livable, vibrant, and affordable city for all. City staff has already received hundreds of public comments on the DEIS and on the overall direction of the Draft Plan document.

DPD is extending the public comment period through Friday, November 20th. The Online Community Conversation will remain live through this period. Here’s how to join the conversation about Seattle’s future and provide comments:

  1. Attend a community meeting in October or November
  2. Read the Draft Plan Summary and check out the Draft Plan.
  3. Join the Seattle 2035 Online Community Conversation and discuss the potential pros and cons of proposed policies with other Seattleites
  4. Follow Seattle 2035 on Facebook and Twitter
  5. Send comments by November 20, 2015:
    1. Email comments to 2035@seattle.gov
    2. Mail comments to the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development, Attn: Seattle 2035, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle WA 98124-4019.

 

Feedback received on the Draft Comprehensive Plan will help inform the Mayor’s Recommended Plan which will be released in early 2016.

Open House Dates and Locations

October 19, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Miller Community Center
330 19th Ave E.

November 5, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Leif Erikson Hall
2245 NW 57th St.

November 7, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (presentation at 10:00 a.m.)
Filipino Community Center
5740 MLK Jr Way S.

November 12, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon St.

November 14, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (presentation at 10:00 a.m.)
North Seattle College
9600 College Way N.

Light refreshments will be served.