On December 28 Mayor McGinn signed Ordinance 123790, West Seattle Triangle rezone. This ordinance becomes effective on January 27, 2012.
- Rezones the area from a general commercial 1 (C1) zone to the neighborhood commercial 3 (NC3) zone in an approximately seven-block area. The new zone designation would require pedestrian-oriented street frontages in structures consistent with the area’s location at the hub of transit within the urban village.
- Extends an existing Pedestrian (P) designation along SW Alaska Street between 36th Avenue SW and 42nd Avenue SW.
- Establishes standards to modify the bulk and scale of structures and enhance the pedestrian environment in the proposed NC3 85’ zone. Development standards include a maximum lot coverage limit, an upper-level setback along SW Alaska Street, and a maximum structure width in the north-south direction.
- Applies incentive zoning programs for affordable housing required for development that exceeds 4.75 FAR in the NC3 85’ zone.
A copy of the ordinance is attached for your reference. Citizens may obtain copies of the ordinance by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 684-8344 or by accessing the Clerk’s website at http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~public/CBOR1.htm. If you have any questions about the adopted legislation, please call Susan McLain at (206) 684-0432 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.