New Proposed Rezone Maps

The City Office of Planning and Community Development released its preferred alternative zoning recommendations for Crown Hill Urban Village.  The rezoning is part of the implementation of the City’s Mandatory Housing Affordability law.  Go to the CHUV Committee Maps page to see the latest information and documents about the proposed zoning changes in CHUV and Citywide, as well as the input our community offered on the proposed rezones and draft maps a year ago.

The maps incorporate some feedback from neighbors – including creating a neighborhood center and lessening the impact on our neighbors on the side streets adjacent to arterials from the initial proposal.  However these maps do not accommodate other strong neighborhood feedback – particularly a neighbor preference to concentrate growth along arterials (and minimize displacement of our vulnerable neighbors) by making wider use of RSL zoning as was initially proposed in the draft maps presented for community feedback last year.  The City has offered a summary of how they considered and incorporated earlier neighborhood comments into this proposal here. 

Neighborhood Planning and Infrastructure

The Committee for Smart Growth and neighbors have been advocating for Neighborhood Planning and Infrastructure Investments as part of our recommendations for smart growth.

The City has recently committed to offer neighborhood planning for our neighborhood after rezoning is completed, beginning in mid 2018.  Councilmember Mike O’Brien helped obtain the commitment for neighborhood planning for our community.   Councilmember Rob Johnson has stated to the committee and on the record that infrastructure and transit investments should come to CHUV to accommodate growth in a recent Seattle Times article featuring our neighborhood.

We will continue to push for these mitigations to growth in our community.

Next Steps

The City Council now holds jurisdiction over the outcomes of the zoning maps for our neighborhood.  The Council will consider legislation that will include the proposed maps and expect to vote on the maps in the Summer of 2018.

The Council will hold public hearings on the maps beginning in January 2018.   If you are concerned about the maps and zoning in our community, please plan to attend these events and testify at the hearing.

District 5 + 6 Open House │ Wednesday, February 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Whitman Middle School Gym (Large Gym)
9201 15th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98117 (map)

District 5 + 6 Public Hearing, │ Monday, March 12, 6:00 p.m.
Northgate Community Center (Gym)
10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 (map)

Contact the City Council and the Mayor directly here.

Appeal of the Environmental Impact Statement planned

A legal effort is underway to appeal the Final Mandatory Affordability (MHA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  This effort is being led by a coalition of neighborhoods.  If you are interested in learning more about the appeal or donating, go to Seattle Fair Growth

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