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City releases proposed wording changes in neighborhood plans for Oct. 26 Open House

Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development just released its latest update in advance of the Oct. 26 Open House at Hale’s Brewery Palladium to discuss Comprehensive Plan Amendment & ADU EIS Scoping. To prepare, download and read the Meeting in the Box information here.

Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development just released its latest update in advance of the Oct. 26 Open House at Hale’s Brewery Palladium to discuss Comprehensive Plan Amendment & ADU EIS Scoping. To prepare, download and read the Meeting in the Box information here: http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/OPCD/OngoingInitiatives/SeattlesComprehensivePlan/ComprehensivePlanAmendmentsMeetingInABox.pdf

The document includes the specific language proposed for each of  9 different neighborhood plans , in alphabetical order, including Fremont and Wallingford (NOTE: East Fremont includes the Wallingford Urban Village so Wallingford’s Neighborhood Planning document is important to those living in this part of Fremont). One page for each neighborhood is included with existing language at the top followed by 4 multiple choice suggested changes written by the city. The deadline is Dec. 8 for comments. Fremont’s and Wallingford’s plans both include language to protect single family zoning, and in both cases amendments are proposed. These are detailed in the pdf.

The October 26 meeting will also discuss scoping comments for the initial Environmental Impact study (EIS) to identify potential impacts the city should study—see link here: http://www.seattle.gov/council/adu-eis This discussion, according to the East Fremont neighborhood group discussing this matter with the Walhala group of the Wallingford Community Council, is “in relation to [Councilmember] OBrien’s proposal to changing requirements to build larger backyard cottages (DADU’s). This proposal could allow both a cottage and an in-home apt. (ADU)or a total of 3 units on a SF zoned property. A big change proposed would be to eliminate the 6-month owner occupancy and parking requirements.” They say, “This opens the doors for more developer speculation. … The proposed changes mean single family properties as tiny as 3200 sq feet could have a total of 3 units on a lot.” The link http://www.seattle.gov/council/adu-eis  includes complete descriptions of the proposals, comment forms, and timelines. Deadline for comments Nov. 1.

 

 

 

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