Come Join us at the Central Area Block Party!

The City of Seattle will be partnering with the community to host the Central Area Block Party on Saturday, September 27 at the corner of 23rd Avenue and Cherry Street (2323 E. Cherry Street) from 10:00am to 6:00pm. You won’t want to miss out on a great time with your neighbors enjoying live music, food trucks, art activities and more.

In addition to the other fun activities, this block party is an opportunity for the Central Area to learn about and provide feedback on the 23rd Ave Action Plan (Union-Cherry-Jackson), the urban design framework and possible zoning changes in these key community nodes. It’s also a chance to receive the most current information on the 23rd Ave corridor improvements.

This block party is sponsored by the 23rd Ave Advisory Core Team (ACT). You can also meet our ACT members who helped shape these plans. The ACT was formed to work in partnership with this City team and the community to uphold their vision of the community nodes along the 23rd Avenue corridor to achieve a healthy living environment.

Come enjoy the party and join your neighbors in taking action to improve on your community!

For questions, please contact:

Quanlin Hu
Senior Planner
(206) 386-1598
quanlin.hu@seattle.gov

For more information about the project, please visit the Department of Planning and Development website at: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/cityplanning/completeprojectslist/unionjackson/whatwhy/default.htm

 

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.