Our Seattle 2035 project schedule is changing. The new schedule gives us more time to work with you to develop a new Comprehensive Plan for Seattle. However, we’ll need to make some changes this year to keep our current plan compliant with the State’s Growth Management Act. Over the next two years, Council will take two actions to update the Comprehensive Plan.
DPD is currently considering amendments to the City’s comprehensive plan that would impact future proposals to make changes to industrial lands in the Manufacturing and Industrial Center (MI/C), which would include areas in Georgetown. We are holding a community-wide meeting on November 5 at the Seattle Central College-Georgetown Campus (6:00 p.m., Room C122).
State and regional agencies estimate that Seattle will add 70,000 housing units (120,000 people) and 115,000 jobs between now and 2035 – an increase of 20% population and 23% in jobs. In response, the City is updating Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan to shape that growth in a way that builds on our strengths and character as a city. The City uses a variety of data to study trends and evaluate policies to plan for future growth as part of the update process.
The Seattle Design Festival (SDF) brings together citizens, city leaders, and designers through workshops, tours, talks, films and gatherings to exchange ideas. This year, SDF’s theme “Design in Motion” focuses the spotlight on how design impacts movement and change. The festival starts with a kickoff event on Friday, September 5 and goes on until September 19.
Have you been to a Seattle 2035 open house or event yet?
Over 300 people came on January 30 for a Seattle 2035 Open House and Big Ideas presentations. Some of Seattle’s big thinkers shared their exciting, out of the box ideas about Seattle’s future. See the full recap on our website, 2035.seattle.gov.
Pecha Kucha Seattle, the City of Seattle and the Seattle Art Museum are collaborating for Big Ideas – Imagining Seattle’s Future, 2035 & Beyond. The evening will bring together presentations by leaders from across Seattle’s innovation/creation community to explore shared visions for Seattle’s future to inspire Seattle 2035, a year-long citywide conversation to guide the update of the city’s 20-year comprehensive plan.
Thank you to all who attended our May 3, 2012 public meeting. Your input will help us develop amendments to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan and the update to the Climate Action Plan. Did you miss the meeting? We still want to hear from you.
Seattle will add more than 100,000 residents by 2035, along with thousands of new jobs. The City’s Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for how and where we handle all that growth. We want your ideas on how we can best guide smart and sustainable growth for future generations.
DPD has sent to Council the department’s recommendations for annual amendments to Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a collection of City-adopted goals and policies to guide growth over a 20-year period, currently 2004-2024. State law allows the City to make changes to the plan once a year. In April 2011 individuals, groups, elected officials, City Councilmembers, and City departments submitted proposed changes. Council held a hearing in June, and subsequently directed DPD to evaluate 13 proposals.
The Comprehensive Plan Survey is ending Oct. 31.
If you haven’t taken the Comprehensive Plan survey – 1300 people already have, there is still time. We are closing the survey Oct. 31. Give us your thoughts on what Seattle should be planning for the next 20 years, and beyond.