March 1, 2019: Map of zoning changes as passed by MHA committee (includes amendments)

Post updated March 1 to add the new CHUV zoning map as passed by the MHA Committee.

The City Council Committee for Mandatory Housing and Affordability passed amendments (legislative changes) for Crown Hill Urban Village zoning by a vote of 5 in favor and 3 opposed on Monday, February 25th.  The amendments sponsored by Councilmember Mike O’Brien adjusted the zoning changes between 18th Ave, NW and 12th Ave, NW from Lowrise zoning and greater to a zoning designation called Residential Small Lot (RSL) and greater.  They also changed zoning of buildings along arterials.  The proposed amendments are more consistent with the broad recommendations from the CHUV Committee for Smart Growth and community feedback.

Neighbors can review the map of the amendments to the initial legislation and descriptions of zoning changes.  Amendments #3 and #5 were withdrawn and did not pass.

More information:  The final MHA legislation is scheduled for a final vote in City Council on March 18.  Neighbors can review the city’s MHA webpage and all council contact information at this link. 

Crown Hill Urban Village Planning Workshop 2

The second in a series of four Crown Hill Community Planning Workshops will be held on

Sunday, March 3 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Crown Hill Center gymnasium (9250 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117)

Last year, the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) launched a two year Community Planning effort for Crown Hill Urban Village and the surrounding area.  Neighbors who live in and around the Crown Hill Urban Village area are invited to participate and share their ideas for our neighborhood.   (Please note, this workshop is not about the zoning amendments.)

Workshop 2 Announcement From the City:

“At this workshop, we will ask you to roll up your sleeves and be creative problem solvers. Your input will help refine and prioritize ideas and actions for how City investments and community efforts can continue to improve your neighborhood, and will shape the strategies included Crown Hill Community Action Plan.

The workshop will consist of three, thirty-minute work sessions to allow attendees to rotate among three stations, each on a different theme: urban design & public realm; transportation; building community & neighborhood identity.”

Workshop #2 Agenda

12:30-1:00 p.m. Introduction & Background Materials
1:00-1:30 p.m. Work Session 1
1:30-2:00 p.m. Work Session 2
2:00-2:30 p.m. Work Session 3
2:30 p.m. Wrap-up!

Please print or hand out the workshop flyers and forward this email to those who might be interested in attending this planning workshop.  If you aren’t able to make the meeting, check out the Crown Hill Community Planning website.   The City will post the workshop materials in early March and you will be able to provide feedback online.