An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Scoping meeting was held by DPD on July 21, 2010 for the proposed development being reviewed under project 3010100 (Roosevelt Development Group contract rezone and EIS). Previously, DPD held a Scoping meeting for this proposal on June 9, 2009. DPD elected to hold a second Scoping meeting on July 21, 2010 for three reasons:
- A year had passed and we wanted to re-engage with the community about Scoping the content of the EIS.
- We wanted to provide court reporters to record public comments, in response to concerns about scoping comments that may not have been adequately recorded at the 2009 Scoping meeting, and
- The applicant had prepared graphics describing the proposed alternatives, and DPD wanted to share these with the public.
The format of the June 9, 2009 EIS Scoping meeting was an open microphone for individuals to speak in front of the group and offer their comments to DPD. Two DPD staff were present and summarized the comments in handwritten notes. This meeting format is one of the types of public meeting formats used by DPD at public meetings. Many people at the June 9, 2009 meeting expressed their dissatisfaction with the format.
The format of the July 21, 2010 Scoping meeting was an open house format, which allowed people to look at the new graphics that were available for the proposed six development alternatives. Two court reporters were available to record specific comments in a transcript form. This meeting format is another one of the types of public meeting formats used by DPD at public meetings, however, court reporters are not commonly provided at a public meeting.
DPD encourages the public to offer their comments in written form (mailed or emailed), include their postal mailing address, and focus their comments on the stage of review.
Due to the high level of interest in the proposal, DPD wants to make sure everyone has a chance to provide their comment to DPD regarding Scoping for the EIS. DPD has therefore extended the public comment for Scoping to September 1, 2010.
Scoping comments may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and should include the project number (3010100). If a person wishes to receive future notice about meetings, environmental documents, and recommendations for this proposal, they should include their postal mailing address in the comment. Comments may also be mailed or faxed to:
City of Seattle
Department of Planning and Development, Attn: Shelley Bolser
700 5th Ave, Suite 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019
Fax: (206) 233-7902
In helping to define the scope of the EIS, DPD is looking for public comments regarding:
- Which alternatives should be studied in the EIS? Should additional alternatives be studied, aside from the ones proposed for study?
- Which environmental impacts should be studied for the alternatives, defined in SMC 25.05.675:
- Air Quality
- Construction Impacts
- Environmental Health
- Height, Bulk, and Scale
- Historic Preservation
- Land Use
- Light and Glare
- Plants and Animals
- Public Services and Facilities
- Public View Protection
- Shadows on Open Space
- Traffic and Transportation
- Water Quality
- Any specific comments about the potential environmental impacts that will be helpful in scoping the EIS
Comments and EIS Alternatives
Summaries of public comments from both the 2009 and 2010 public meeting, along with a summary of the EIS Alternatives and graphics are being posted on the Roosevelt Neighborhood website: