On February 3, Mayor McGinn signed Ordinance 123816, Roosevelt Rezone. This ordinance becomes effective on March 2, 2012.
Rezones. The bill adopts a package of rezones that meet the Roosevelt neighborhood’s goals for integrating a light rail station into the heart of the residential urban village. The rezones cover roughly 20 acres of land centered on the neighborhood business district around Roosevelt Way NE and NE 65th St. Most of the rezones are changes to slightly higher intensity Neighborhood Commercial zones along the arterial roadways near the commercial core. Several of the rezones not directly located on an arterial roadway or on the edges of the commercial core are changes to lowrise and midrise multifamily zoning designations.
Station Area Overlay District. The bill establishes a Station Area Overlay district (SAO) that includes all proposed commercial and multifamily zoned areas within a quarter-mile radius of the future light rail station. An SAO is an established set of supplemental development regulations intended to support transit stations.
Pedestrian Overlay. The bill extends an existing Pedestrian (P) designation. The P designation is a suffix to a zoning classification that denotes additional development standards intended to encourage an intensely pedestrian-oriented retail environment.
Incentive Zoning. The bill applies the City’s incentive zoning program for affordable housing to the properties in the Roosevelt Residential Urban Village that would be rezoned under this legislation.
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 email or call Geoff Wentlandt at (206) 684-3586.