After working closely with community stakeholders over the past year, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has released revised EIS alternatives for increased height and density in the South Lake Union Neighborhood to be studied in an Environmental Impact Statement. In addition, preliminary findings for an urban design framework for South Lake Union, to complement and inform the EIS alternatives, have been published. The revised EIS alternatives and design framework respond to concerns raised by stakeholders in scoping comments.
DPD will begin work on the EIS in early 2010, and it is anticipated to be completed in late 2010 or early 2011. Following completion of the EIS, DPD will prepare a rezone recommendation for consideration by the City Council.
The revised alternatives, an EIS scope, a summary of scoping comments, and information about the design framework process and preliminary findings are available on DPD’s South Lake Union website: http://www.seattle.gov/DPD/Planning/South_Lake_Union/Overview/
DPD is hosting a public meeting on January 26 to review and comment on the draft framework as well as to learn more about the revised EIS alternatives. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 at Seattle Unity Church Fellowship Hall, 200 8th Ave N (www.seattleunity.org/directions.html).
If you have any questions about the revised alternatives or the design framework, please contact Jim Holmes ((206) 684-8372 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marshall Foster ((206) 684-8413 or email@example.com).