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Previous Land Use Meetings and Posts
Here is a presentation I gave recently to the Seattle Architecture Foundation. I tried to give a virtual tour of Greenwood to a group interested in architectural trends, and in how community groups perceive of and have influenced development in Greenwood. I have to stress that these were my comments only, not a position of … Continue reading Seattle Architecture Foundation Presentation
The land use committee usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month, but that meeting is cancelled this month. However – if you need your monthly installment of land use goodness, you should consider attending the design review meeting for the building that will replace the building that blew up last year in the gas … Continue reading No Land Use Meeting … but Design Review Meeting Monday for the Blast Site
This Tuesday Evening: How Should Greenwood Weigh In on the Biggest Citywide Land Use Changes in Decades? Greenwood Community Council Membership Meeting Tuesday November 15, 7:00 pm Razzi’s Downstairs Meeting Room – 8523 Greenwood Ave. N Seattle is preparing to make city-wide changes to zoning that will change the allowable height of all multi-family buildings … Continue reading GCC November Meeting: How Should Greenwood Weigh In on Land Use Changes
NOTE: Rescheduled to avoid Nov. 8 Election Day activities. Location: Couth Buzzard Books The City HALA has released draft maps illustrating zoning changes for the Greenwood-Phinney Ridge Urban Village https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/HALA/Consider%20it/MHA%20draft%20zoning%20changes/MHA_draft_zoning_changes_Greenwood_Phinney_Ridge.pdf Changes include the MHA overlay and minor zonings changes. Not illustrated on the maps are changes to the zoning definitions for Low Rise and Single Family … Continue reading Land Use Rescheduled for Nov. 10, 2016 – Greenwood Urban Village Zoning Changes
Location: Couth Buzzard Books The City HALA has released draft maps illustrating a first draft of zoning changes in five urban villages. Changes include expanded urban village boundaries, zoning changes, height changes, and MHA overlay. In addition to this, no clear path has been laid out for what will happen to Single Family Zones that fall … Continue reading Land Use Meeting – Oct.11, 2016 – Draft Urban Village Expansion and Rezone Maps
NOTE: We will postpone our normal Tuesday meeting to this Thursday, August 11 at Couth Buzzard Books.We will use this meeting to reorganize after a brief summer break and refocus on key issues expected to require our attention through this fall and into early next year. Join us at Couth Buzzard Books from 7PM to 8:30 … Continue reading Land Use Meeting Rescheduled for August 11
No meeting this month, but we will be back in AugustIn the meantime, consider participating in the ongoing HALA discussion:https://hala.consider.it/
Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Implementation The City has released its report on MHA and HALA focus groups have begun to meet and provide input on HALA’s community generated principles which will form part of the basis for changes to zoning, design, and planning in urban villages. We will review the MHA, discuss the proposed principles … Continue reading Land Use Committee Tuesday, June 14 – Mandatory Housing Affordability
Greenwood Land Use Topic Priorities The GCC land use committee will meet at 7:00 this Tuesday, April 12, at the Couth Buzzard. The topic is Greenwood Land Use Topic Priorities The City Council Land Use Committee appears to remain focused on HALA, while putting aside serious discussion on such topics as Design Review and ADA/DADU … Continue reading Land Use Committee Tuesday
Growth and Affordability February Membership Meeting Tuesday February 16, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N There is broad agreement that housing affordability is one of the most critical issues we face as our City grows and becomes more prosperous. Last year, Mayor Murray developed an action plan and community engagement is expected to ramp … Continue reading GCC February Meeting: Growth and Affordability
HALA Engagement The GCC land use committee will meet at 7:00 this Tuesday at the Couth Buzzard. The topic is HALA Engagement. In a follow-up to our previous meeting, we will review the report issued for the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) that puts forward 65 recommendations to consider. In response to the HALA report, … Continue reading Land Use Committee Tuesday on HALA
Open GCC Board Meeting – All Welcome Tuesday January 19 at 7PM Greenwood Public Library This month’s Greenwood Community Council meeting will be an open board meeting covering a number of topics. Anyone is welcome, and there will be time in the meeting to speak to any issue you feel the community council should be … Continue reading GCC January Meeting: Open board meeting, vote on backyard cottages letter
Housing Affordability in Seattle The GCC land use committee will meet 7:00 next Tuesday at the Flying Bike brewery. The topic is Housing Affordability. The debate over housing affordability rages on as rents, property values, and cost of living continues to rise for most people in Seattle. Affordability and livability have increasingly become drivers of public policy as terms like “Grand … Continue reading Land Use Committee Tuesday on Affordability
Sorry for the late note. The land use committee will meet in a working session this evening (Nov. 10), 7PM at the Flying Bike brewery, to review upcoming proposed projects at 90th, 84th, and potential urban village boundary adjustments that DPD has initiated.
Reminder our next meeting will be 7PM Tuesday, October 13th, at Couth Buzzard. Response to Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan The City (DPD) released the Draft Comprehensive Plan on July 8th for public review and comment through November 20th. On Sept. 15th, the GCC general meeting was primarily dedicated to presenting an overview of the draft comprehensive plan. The … Continue reading Greenwood Land Use Committee Meeting – 7PM Tuesday, October 13th
May Membership Meeting Tuesday May 19, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N Seattle 2035 – Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan The Draft EIS is Finally Available — What’s Seattle’s Plan for Greenwood – and What’s Ours? Almost a year ago a lot of people in Greenwood responded to a call to develop a … Continue reading GCC May Meeting: Seattle 2035
February Membership Meeting Tuesday February 17, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library 8016 Greenwood Ave. N How Much Parking Should Be Required in New Apartment Buildings? A few years ago Seattle changed its development regulations to eliminate the requirement to provide parking in new multi-family buildings in areas defined as urban villages, or … Continue reading GCC February Meeting: Parking Requirements
December Membership Meeting Tuesday December 16, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. There’s been a big to-do about micro-housing (aka apodments*) in neighborhoods all over Seattle. Micro-housing is a relatively new idea in Seattle, allowing people who don’t need a full apartment to rent a bedroom only with access to a common kitchen. Many … Continue reading GCC December Meeting: Dialogue with a Micro-Housing Developer
November Membership Meeting Tuesday November 18, 7:00 – 8:30 NOTE LOCATION! Taproot Theatre’s Stage Door Cafe, 208 N 85th St. (Refreshments available) This month’s community council meeting is part of the year-long “Greenwood 2035” planning process to help inform Seattle’s comprehensive plan update. Three study groups have had their initial meetings to discuss … Continue reading GCC November Meeting: What are Ingredients of a Livable Neighborhood?
September Membership Meeting Tuesday September 16, 7:00 – 8:30 NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION! We’ll meet at the Taproot Theatre Cafe, 208 N 85th St. ** (Refreshments available!) ** Topic: Introduction and Overview of the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan Update This month’s community council meeting will also be the kick-off for the Greenwood 2035 Study Groups. Tom … Continue reading GCC September Meeting: Intro to Seattle 2035 (at Taproot)
June Membership Meeting Tuesday June 17, 7:00 – 8:30 Greenwood Public Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N Tomorrow (Tuesday)’s community council meeting will be an open meeting of the board to discuss the Greenwood 2035 planning effort described in a post below. If you’re interested or have other community issues you’d like to discuss, please … Continue reading GCC June Meeting: Greenwood 2035 Plan