DPD and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) have been working with neighborhood groups and non-profits to develop a coordinated Urban Design and Transportation Framework (UDTF) in anticipation of possible light rail to Ballard. The groups are organized as the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth. The study, called Move Ballard, responds to the neighborhood’s growth and development and Sound Transit’s planning for a possible light rail extension to Ballard.
City to Discuss Ballard Transportation and Urban Design Improvements
Seeking feedback during May 7 open house In response to ongoing development, the community’s desire to retain Ballard’s character, and Sound Transit’s planning for light rail to Ballard, Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and Department of Transportation (SDOT) are working with neighborhood groups and non-profits, organized as the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth. […]
Land Use Changes in Rainier Valley
New zoning and land use changes are now in place around the Mount Baker light rail station. To create a more vital, walkable town center, much of the land around the station is now designated Seattle Mixed.
Urban Design Framework Will Shape Northgate’s Future
DPD is publishing a final Urban Design Framework (UDF) for the Northgate Urban Center, wrapping up more than two years work to develop ideas and recommendations that will shape future growth and provision of public amenities.
Capitol Hill Light Rail Station Area Update
Eleven months ago, the Urban Design Framework for the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station Sites was finalized. The Framework articulated the community’s vision for the redevelopment of the station sites, offering development guidance and design guidance to the future developers of the station sites.
New Era for the University District: Light Rail
The Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is beginning a new initiative for Seattle’s University District. Information about the University District Urban Design Framework (UDF) initiative is available on a new web site and Facebook page. The web site includes an “existing conditions” report and other project information.
Northgate Light Rail Station Area – Future Urban Design and Development Options
The City of Seattle has drawn up options that illustrate future urban design and development possibilities for the Northgate Light Rail Station area south of Northgate Mall. They include interesting ideas for creating urban plazas, active and green streetscapes, and a more complete neighborhood district near the light rail station.
Light Rail is Coming to Northgate…Public Input Needed
What will it take to create a vital community at the Northgate light-rail station? This question is one of many that representatives from the City of Seattle, King County, Sound Transit and other agencies would like to discuss with the public at an Open House for the Community Design Study for the Northgate Light Rail Station Area.
What Goes Up When the Red Wall on Capitol Hill Comes Down?
The draft Urban Design Framework for the light rail station sites on Capitol Hill describes a vision for the development of those properties once the light rail construction is complete.
Light Rail Interim Parking
Principal use parking as an interim use will soon be allowed on eligible lots in all zones within the Station Area Overlay District in Southeast Seattle. Exceptions are for lots within the boundaries of the North Beacon Hill station area, and on lots occupied or owned by institutions within one quarter mile of a light rail station, where principal use parking is not otherwise permitted.