Hundreds of Comments on the Seattle 2035 Draft Plan

Thank you Seattle for offering over 2,100 comments, opinions, letters, and surveys about the Seattle 2035 Draft Comprehensive Plan. Staff is now organizing and reviewing your feedback. We will post verbatim comments and summaries at 2035.seattle.gov in the coming month.  

The Draft Plan went live for public review in July 2015. We received online comments on the plan throughout the summer and fall. In October and November, DPD organized five citywide community open houses in Capitol Hill, Ballard, Othello, the West Seattle Junction and at the North Seattle College. Over 400 people attended the meetings, browsed displays, posed questions to city staff and listened to a presentation. Displays included an overview of the Plan, description of 10 Key Proposals, plus information about the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA). Up to 18 city staff attended each event to answer questions, listen and document comments on large easel pads.

Although the comment period on the Draft Plan is now closed, the conversation with the community will continue next year after City Council receives the Mayor’s Final Plan, and as community meetings about urban village boundaries and HALA begin. Look for the release of the Mayor’s Plan, Final EIS, and Final Equity Analysis in March 2016.

Four More Chances to Weigh-In on the Draft Comprehensive Plan

-We invite you to attend our Seattle 2035 community meetings!

DPD is planning four meetings in 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 new proposed 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.

  • 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
    Childcare provided for ages 3-10
  • 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 Community 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.

 

* We have rented the facilities of the Senior Center of West Seattle for this event. The Senior Center of West Seattle and Senior Services of Seattle/King County does not either endorse nor disapprove of this event.

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.

Seattle 2035: Join the Conversation

DPD recently released a Draft City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan. Entitled Seattle 2035, the Draft Plan is available for public comment. This important milestone brings the City one step closer to completing an updated Comprehensive Plan – our roadmap for Seattle’s next 20 years.

The Draft Plan is informed by the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that was released in May 2015. The Draft Plan identifies proposed 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 twenty years. The Draft Plan also includes a new Future Land Use Map, showing a pattern of future growth to support the City’s vision.

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

“The Comprehensive Plan is to be a plan for everyone,” said Diane Sugimura, Director of DPD. “Seattle 2035 anticipates how Seattle may grow, and acknowledges that Seattle demographics, lifestyles, interests and needs are also changing. The Plan seeks to balance our economic, social and environmental needs well into the future. How can we address tomorrow’s issues, today – maintaining our rich cultural diversity in residents and businesses; ensuring our youth have jobs and a place to live; becoming a resilient city prepared for the future? We want to hear from everyone about the directions identified in the Plan.”

DPD is seeking public comments on the Draft Plan during a three-month public comment period, from July 8 through the end of September. Feedback received on the Draft Comprehensive Plan will help inform the Mayor’s Recommended Plan which will be released in late 2015.

Here’s how to join the discussion about Seattle’s future and provide comments:

  1. Check out seattle.gov to learn more about what’s in the Draft Plan and to read the executive summary
  2. Join the Seattle 2035 Online Community Conversation at consider.it and discuss the potential pros and cons of proposed policies with other Seattleites
  3. Attend our Draft Plan Public Event this fall – Stay tuned for more details
  4. Follow Seattle 2035 on Facebook and Twitter
  5. Send comments by the end of September:
  • Email: Send comments to 2035@seattle.gov
  • Mail: Send 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.