DPD has kicked off a Major Update of the Seattle Comprehensive Plan. This happens but once every seven years. This month we are making a special outreach to you to complete a survey. It can be found on our website, www.seattle.gov/dpd/planning/CompPlan, or on our Seattle 2030 and Beyond Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SEA2030. Please take the survey and please pass it on to your friends and neighbors! Please watch the video about this project – (also visible on our webiste and Facebook page ) – this will provide you with helpful background about the comprehensive plan.
We want YOU to be part of these city-wide discussions about how to leverage the opportunities provided by new growth—120,000 new residents and 115,000 new jobs. by 2031 Opportunities for leveraging benefits include planning for attractive, affordable housing, addressing climate change and economic challenge, and preserving Seattle’s quality of life. Your ideas are critical to help us shape Seattle’s future for the next 20 years.
Part of the survey is asking you for your ideas about Seattle’s future. More than 400 people like you have already sent us their thoughts. So far, the top priority is to build on transit (centering neighborhoods around existing and planned transit service).
Does this priority reflect your opinion? Have supporting or opposing ideas? We want to hear the most provocative and exciting ideas and dreams for your city’s future. Here are some samples of what we’ve heard so far.
“A vibrant city with open space and water access and warm and welcoming neighborhood villages…
“Opportunities for young people to enjoy the quality of life that those of us over 60 have taken for granted.”…
” That Seattle will continue to have distinct neighborhoods, like Broadview and Capitol Hill, so that many different types of people and families can find a comfortable place to live here….”
“Considering the role artists play in transforming neighborhoods, artist live/work space and artists themselves should be named within the plan….
“Focus on facilities that are useable year-round, such as gyms, pools and community centers- indoor recreational facilities that let in lots of natural light…
“Encourage families to live downtown (family-sized units, quality school system/schools downtown).
Please stay engaged with this project and tell us your ideas. Your input is very important!
How can you be involved?
- Bookmark our website: www.seattle.gov/dpd/planning/compplan. This is your one stop for the most current project information and to share your ideas.
- “Like” Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SEA2030
- Follow us on Twitter: #SEA2030
- Subscribe to the Comp Plan Listserve: www.seattle.gov/dpd/planning/compplan
- Invite Us to Your Neighborhood’s Meeting: We’re happy to come to your meeting or community gathering to talk about the major update to Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan. Send us an email, DPD_CompPlan2030Vision@seattle.gov, or call Tom Hauger at (206) 684-8380.
- Spread the Word: forward this article, re-tweet us, or share our website with your friends and family.
- Send Us an Email: we always want to hear from you. Send your feedback or questions to DPD_CompPlan2030Vision@seattle.gov.
- Participate in Monday Montage: Seattle’s Comp Plan staff want a better understanding of what YOU love about Seattle. What Seattle qualities do you want to see more of? What type of housing appeals to you? How do you like to get around the city? What’s your favorite neighborhood hangout? In general, what makes Seattle great? Send your photos, with your credit and a short caption if you’d like, to DPD_CompPlan2030Vision@seattle.gov. We’ll use your photos to help us inform our Seattle Comp Plan evaluation and update and we’ll post them on our Facebook album.