September Membership Meeting
Tuesday September 15, 7:00 – 8:30
8016 Greenwood Ave. N
Seattle 2035 – Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan is out –
What Comments Should Greenwood Send In?
The City (DPD) released the Draft Comprehensive Plan on July 8th for public review and comment. It’s 159 pages + appendices and maps is intended to provide “long-term guidance that will help the City make decisions about managing growth over the next 20 years and providing services to make the growth for all of the city.” Comments on the plan are due this month (though there are rumors the comment period will be extended).
The Comprehensive Plan is required under the state’s growth management act to identify where growth should occur and ensure that schools, streets, parks and other city investments will be in place to accommodate it. The comp plan provides broad policies about growth and investment, including the future zoning plan. Seattle policy is to concentrate development in designated “urban villages” to encourage walking and healthy business districts. Over the past couple of years battles have been raging over rapid growth, how Seattle can remain affordable, and transportation, parking, school and public space impacts.
At our membership meeting this week Joel Darnell, our Land Use Committee Chair, will:
- Provide an overview of the Comprehensive plan history for context, overall themes, and schedule for review and adoption.
- Summarize the proposed Draft Plan relative to the Draft Environmental Assessment Alternatives from earlier this summer
- Outline key points of the 2035 Draft Plan and related land issues
- Discussion of goals for Greenwood neighborhood for review of Comprehensive Plan policies
7:00 Introductions and Agenda Review
7:05 Speaker: Joel Darnell, GCC Land Use Chair
– Overview of the Comprehensive plan history for context,
overall themes, and schedule for review and adoption.
– Summary of the proposed Draft Plan relative to the Draft
Environmental Assessment Alternatives from earlier
– Outline of key points of the 2035 Draft Plan and related
7:45 Open Discussion: Goals for Greenwood neighborhood for
review of Comprehensive Plan policies
8:15 Update on Community Council Committees
– Land use
Please note that the Library’s garage closes at 8PM, so if you park in the library you will need to move your car before then.