DPD and members of the University District community are about halfway through a planning process intended to update the vision for future development in that neighborhood. The Future Development and Urban Design Working Group has been meeting twice a month since June to discuss topics including housing, streetscapes, open space, and transit opportunities. Our thinking about all of these topics is influenced by the planned 2021 opening of a Link light rail station at NE 43rd St. and Brooklyn Ave NE.
The working group will wrap up meetings in fall of this year, and DPD will use the recommendations from these sessions to write a U District Urban Design Framework in early 2013. The Urban Design Framework will guide zoning and other policy decisions over the next five years.
For more information about this working group, please visit www.seattle.gov/dpd/Planning/University_District/ProjectInformation/index.htm. For more information about the broader planning efforts of the University District Livability Partnership, please visit www.udistrictlivabilitypartnership.org/.