May 26, 2016
Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
Land Use Information Bulletin
A Twice-Weekly Bulletin Announcing Land Use Applications, Decisions, Hearings, and Appeals
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NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE MAYOR’S RECOMMENDED AMENDMENTS TO SEATTLE’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN (SEATTLE 2035) AND RELATED AMENDMENTS TO THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE
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The Seattle City Council is considering amendments to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan and the City’s Land Use Code to implement the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan, known as Seattle 2035. The proposed amendments are available at 2035.seattle.gov or seattle.legistar.com(search for Council Bill 118683). The Mayor’s Recommended Plan proposes to significantly rewrite the Seattle Comprehensive Plan. The proposed plan would: 

Additional information regarding the scope of changes and a comparison of the existing and proposed Comprehensive Plan is available in the “Directors Report” available at 2035.seattle.gov.

In 2015, the City Council adopted Resolution 31599 identifying potential amendments to be considered for adoption in 2016. The Mayor has recommended that none of those amendments be made at this time.

Amendments to the Land Use Code under consideration include technical amendments to maintain consistency between the Comprehensive Plan and the Land Use Code, Seattle Municipal Code, Title 23, in particular references to “Urban Center Villages” are removed.  

PUBLIC HEARING

The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the Mayor’s Recommended Plan on June 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Seattle City Council Chambers at City Hall: 600 Fourth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA 98104.  Information about visiting City Hall is available at: www.seattle.gov/council/meet-the-council/visiting-city-hall.

For those who wish to testify, sign-up sheets will be available outside of Council Chambers starting at 5:30 p.m.

Childcare will be provided. 

Questions concerning the public hearing may be directed to Amy Gore in Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office, by calling (206) 684-8808 or via e-mail at: amy.gore@seattle.gov .

Print and communications access is provided on prior request. Please contact Amy Gore at 684-8808 as soon as possible to request accommodations for a disability.

WRITTEN COMMENTS

Written comments on the proposal will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on June 27. Please send comments to Amy Gore in Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office via e-mail at: amy.gore@seattle.gov, or by mail to:

 

Councilmember Rob Johnson

Seattle City Council

600 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor

PO Box 34025

Seattle, WA  98124-4025

 

INFORMATION AVAILABLE

The Mayor’s Recommended Plan, Office of Planning and Community Development Director’s Report, and Final Environmental Impact Statement and other key documents are available at: 

http://2035.seattle.gov or

http://seattle.legistar.com by searching for Council Bill 118683.

CDs containing copies of the Mayor’s Recommended Plan may be obtained at the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections Public Resource Center, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000 in the Seattle Municipal Tower. The Public Resource Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

Paper copies of the Mayor’s Recommended Plan are available for review at branches of the Seattle Public Library and at the Neighborhood Service Center.

Questions regarding the Mayor’s Recommended Plan may be directed to Tom Hauger of the Office of Planning and Community Development at (206) 684-8380 or via email at tom.hauger@seattle.gov or to Lish Whitson of the City Council Central Staff at (206) 615-1674 or via email at lish.whitson@seattle.gov.