Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Zoning Change Request for Laurelhurst Elementary School

A public meeting is scheduled to discuss the Seattle School District’s request for a waiver from City zoning regulations regarding Laurelhurst Elementary School. The request is to modify current regulations to allow additional portable classrooms above the allowed lot coverage of 45%. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Laurelhurst Elementary School Auditorium (4530 46th Ave NE).

This meeting will include a presentation on the requested modification before the Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee, a group composed of neighbors and School District and City representatives that is formed to address School District requests for a zoning departure. After the presentation, the public is invited to make comments concerning the request.

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, contact Steve Sheppard at 684-0302 or e-mail at steve.sheppard@seattle.gov.

Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Zoning Change Request for New Olympic Hills Elementary School

A Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled to discuss the Seattle School District’s request for a waiver from City zoning regulations to construct a new Olympic Hills Elementary School. It will be held on Monday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the existing Olympic Hills Elementary School (13018 20th Avenue NE).

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

  • Greater than allowed building height.
  • Decrease of on-site parking spaces.
  • On-street bus loading and unloading on 20th Ave NE.

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
P.O. Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649
steve.sheppard@seattle.gov

For more information, call Steve Sheppard at 206-684-0302, or e-mail steve.sheppard@seattle.gov.

The Major Institutions and Schools Program provides a way for neighbors of Seattle’s hospitals, universities, and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans for those institutions to ensure neighborhood concerns are considered when those plans are made.

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.