The Seattle City Council is reviewing proposed legislation and a petition for vacation of streets related to the Seattle Housing Authority’s (SHA’s) proposed redevelopment of Yesler Terrace and nearby property. The proposed actions include:
Land Use Code amendment ordinance, including rezone
Street vacation conceptual approval (see Clerk File 311389)
Planned Action Ordinance under the State Environmental Policy Act
Ordinance to authorize a Cooperative Agreement between the City and SHA, including City financial support of Yesler Terrace redevelopment
As part of its review, the City Council’s Special Committee on Yesler Terrace is having a series of briefings and discussions about the proposed Yesler Terrace redevelopment. See the City Council’s website at www.seattle.gov/council/issues/yesler_terrace.htm for the schedule of these meetings and other information.
For more about the proposal, including the cooperative agreement, planned action ordinance and proposed street vacations, read the Land Use Information Bulletin notice at http://web1.seattle.gov/dpd/luib/Notice.aspx?BID=732&NID=13921.
Land Use Ordinance
If approved, the Land Use Ordinance would rezone most of Yesler Terrace from Lowrise 3 zoning to a new Master Planned Community zone, implementing recent amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, to allow redevelopment of Yesler Terrace to include:
- a total of up to 3,950,000 square feet of residential use (approximately 4,500 housing units), including replacement units for existing public housing, other affordable housing, and market-rate housing
up to 900,000 square feet of office, medical services, or lodging uses
up to 150,000 square feet of retail, services, and other nonresidential uses
up to 13 new highrise buildings (for residential or nonresidential development described above), with heights up to 300 feet
The City Council’s Special Committee on Yesler Terrace will hold two public hearings to take comment on the proposed ordinances and street vacation approval for Yesler Terrace:
Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 p.m.
Yesler Community Center
917 E. Yesler Way
Wednesday, August 8, 5:30 p.m.
City Council Chamber
2nd floor of City Hall
600 4th Avenue
For those who wish to testify, a sign-up sheet will be available at each public hearing at 5:00 p.m.
At both public hearings interpretation will be provided in the following languages: Somali, Oromo, Tigriyna, Amharic, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Members of the public may testify at either hearing about the City’s proposed actions to facilitate the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace.
Questions concerning the public hearings may be directed to:
Council President Sally Clark’s Office