This morning, a public notice was issued regarding the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the Seattle Center Arena (Key Arena) renovation project. This project was required to prepare a draft and final EIS to describe likely significant construction and operational environmental impacts and to identify potential measures to mitigate those impacts. The Final EIS includes updated traffic and transportation information, additional details on transportation mitigation, more information on construction-related impacts to Seattle Center tenants and neighbors, and potential mitigation. The Final EIS also updates potential mitigation measures for the identified impacts and includes responses to comments received on the Draft EIS.
Uptown Open House
On October 8 DPD and Seattle Center cosponsored a community meeting to: release the draft Uptown Urban Design Framework; begin an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) scoping comment period for a potential rezone for the Uptown Urban Center; and kick-off the Seattle Center and Uptown Parking Strategy Study.
Uptown Planning Open House
On October 8, DPD will hold an open house and scoping meeting for several important initiatives in the Uptown Urban Center.
U District Green Streets and EIS
A lot is happening in the U District! April saw milestones for two ongoing projects. First, we’ve released draft streetscape designs for Brooklyn Ave NE, NE 43rd St., and NE 42nd St. Second, we’re requesting public comments on the U District Urban Design Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Seattle Comprehensive Plan Major Update EIS Scoping
DPD is scoping an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will evaluate the City’s Comprehensive Plan update. The EIS will examine the possible impacts under three different growth scenarios. On March 24, we held a public meeting to discuss the three alternatives and to get public feedback on whether we’re looking at the right alternatives. Did you miss the meeting? DPD is holding five more meetings about the EIS planning alternatives in April. We’ll be in several communities throughout Seattle.
U District EIS Scoping Meeting Sept. 24
DPD will host a public meeting on September 24 at the University Heights Community Center (5031 University Way NE) from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The meeting will describe the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process, draft zoning alternatives, and topics to be considered in the EIS. It will also include information about how the EIS relates to extensive community planning that has taken place in the U District community since early 2012.
U District Urban Design EIS Public Scoping Meeting
You are invited to attend a scoping meeting for the U District Urban Design EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) on September 24. The EIS will study potential impacts of implementing the U District Urban Design Framework, which was created by members of the community and City planners throughout 2012 and 2013. The upcoming meeting will describe the EIS process, draft zoning alternatives, and topics to be considered in the EIS document.
Seattle Arena Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available
This afternoon, notice was posted regarding the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Seattle Arena and the beginning of the 45 day comment period. Additional public notice will be sent for upcoming public hearings to take comment on the DEIS.
SLU Height and Density Final EIS Will be Released April 5, 2012
Review copies of the South Lake Union Final Environmental Impact Statement will be available at the Public Resource Center on the 20th floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower (700 5th Avenue), and the Central, Capitol Hill, and Queen Anne branches of the Seattle Public Library.
South Lake Union Public Hearing Update
On Monday, March 28, approximately 160 community members attended a public hearing on the South Lake Union Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The goal of the hearing was to hear from the community, interested governmental agencies, and tribes regarding any areas where additional analysis is needed, if there is missing information, or any concerns over some of the conclusions reached in the DEIS. The DEIS was issued on February 24. The public hearing was part of the 45-day comment period that concludes on April 11. The full Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available for public review on the DPD website.