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 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.

Seattle 2035: Draft Plan Coming In July

Last week we wrapped up the Seattle 2035 Draft Comprehensive Plan Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) comment period. During the comment period, we heard from thousands of Seattleites who weighed in and provided their thoughts and ideas for how Seattle should grow over the next 20 years.

During the Draft EIS comment period:

  • More than 4,000 people viewed our online open house
  • Over 1,000 online surveys were submitted
  • Around 100 people attended our Draft EIS Public Hearing and Open House
  • Over 300 people submitted written comments


Draft Plan Coming Soon

On July 8, DPD will release the Draft Seattle Comprehensive Plan for public review and comment. As Seattle grows, the Plan is our guide to achieve the future we want. It includes specific goals and policies to help get us there. If we plan well, we can build a safe, vibrant, affordable, interconnected, and innovative city for all.

DPD wants your feedback to help the City weigh the proposed options and make decisions for the final plan. Please join the conversation by visiting our website at Be sure to sign up for our listserv to stay up to date with Seattle 2035 happenings throughout the summer.

For more information about the Seattle 2035 project, contact:

Patrice Carroll
(206) 684-0946