The City recently released their draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed density in Seattle’s urban villages. The EIS is necessary to comply with state law. The document looks at a variety of factors in considering the environmental impacts of zoning changes proposed to implement the new affordable housing requirement would have on neighborhoods including transit, traffic, emergency response, flooding and drainage, infrastructure and parks, land use and design and suggests needed mitigations.

Next Steps

Your neighbors with Crown Hill Urban Village Committee for Smart Growth are currently reviewing the EIS alternatives provided in this draft, the environmental impacts identified, and the mitigations suggested.

Timeline for Rezoning CHUV

We will prepare preliminary comments as a Committee, based on our analysis of the draft EIS. Our comments will be grounded in previous community input and recommendations for smart growth in CHUV that we have been consistently advocating for over the last year. The comments will be ready in time for the public hearing scheduled on June 29 at city hall starting at 5:30 p.m.  Members of the CHUV Committee for Smart Growth will be at the hearing making those recommendations.

Public Hearing

If you want to participate in the June 29th public hearing, we would love to see you there. We can send you our preliminary comments and tips to testify. Email us at if you plan to be there so we look for you and set a place and time to meet.

You can review the City’s draft EIS here.   It may be helpful to watch an information video from the City “What is an EIS” that explains what an EIS is and how it fits into the zoning change process.

We will post more information as the EIS process evolves.


Draft EIS Released for MHA Upzones
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