Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Zoning Change Requests for new Thornton Creek Elementary School

A Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee meeting has been scheduled to discuss the Seattle School District’s request for a waiver from City zoning regulations to construct the new Thornton Creek Elementary School. It will be held on Tuesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Thornton Creek Elementary School cafeteria (7711 43rd Avenue NE). The public is invited to attend.

The School District is requesting changes to City zoning regulations for the following:

1) Greater than allowed building height.
2) Less than required on-site parking.
3) Continuation of on-street bus loading and unloading.

This meeting will include a presentation before the Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee, a group composed of neighbors and School District and City representatives, on the requested changes to the development standards (zoning). There will also be an opportunity for the public to make comments concerning the request.

Following public testimony, the committee can recommend a waiver, recommend with conditions, or deny the request; or it can decide to hold additional meetings if the committee feels more information is needed. The final decision is made by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development.

If community members cannot attend the meeting, written comments can be submitted to:

Steve Sheppard
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
700 5th Avenue, Suite 1700
P.O. Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

For more information, call Steve Sheppard at 684-0302, or e-mail steve.sheppard@seattle.gov.

Second Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Zoning Change Requests for the new Wilson Pacific Elementary and Middle Schools

A second Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee meeting has been scheduled to discuss the Seattle School District’s request for a waiver from City zoning regulations to construct the new Wilson Pacific Elementary and Middle Schools. It will be held on Wednesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Seamat Center at Wilson Pacific School (1330 N. 90th Street).

The School District is requesting modifications to City zoning regulations for the following:

1) Greater than allowed building height.
2) Less than required on-site parking.
3) Allowance for parking to extend into the required setback.
4) Continuation of on-street bus loading and unloading.

This meeting will include a presentation before the Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee, a committee composed of neighbors and School District and City representatives, on the requested modifications to development standards (zoning). There will also be an opportunity for the public to testify concerning the departure. Following public testimony, the committee will make a recommendation to either grant outright, grant with conditions, or deny the requested zoning modifications; or it can decide to hold additional meetings. The final decision is made by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development.

If the public cannot attend the meeting, written comments can be submitted to:

Steve Sheppard
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
700 5th Avenue, Suite 1700
P.O. Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

For more information, call Steve Sheppard at 684-0302, or e-mail steve.sheppard@seattle.gov.