– Community Celebration for Design Framework
On February 8, from 5:30 to 7:00, the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development will host a community celebration marking completion of the South Lake Union Urban Design Framework (UDF). Created in collaboration with a cross section of community stakeholders, the UDF sets out a community vision for the physical development of the South Lake Union neighborhood. UDF recommendations range from specific actions, such as creating a new community center at Denny Park, to broader strategies, like using building form and land use controls to make an active and inviting lakefront.
The UDF complements the soon-to-be released Draft Environmental Impact Statement studying potential increases in height and density in the neighborhood. Together, these documents will guide changes in the zoning code, design guidelines, infrastructure investments, streetscape planning, and a variety of other programs and policies shaping the public realm of South Lake Union.
Gateways, Hearts, and Great Streets
Key elements of the UDF include recommendations to create community gateways that signify entrance into distinct neighborhoods, to develop neighborhood ‘hearts’ that will serve as focal points of the neighborhood providing a place for people to gather and interact, and to develop a network of great streets including green streets and festival streets.
The UDF is available on the DPD website: http://www.seattle.gov/DPD/Planning/South_Lake_Union/Overview/
For more information about South Lake Union planning, contact: