Today the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) released for public comment a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan Update. This a major milestone towards an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan which plots a 20-year vision and roadmap for Seattle’s future growth and livability. The Draft EIS provides detailed information on various growth alternatives, their potential impacts to the environment, and proposed mitigation strategies. The City wants your voice to be heard as we refine strategies for accommodating growth for the benefit of all.
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.
At the Neighborhood Summit and in our series of Open Houses, DPD was on hand to talk about Seattle 2035, the update to the city’s Comprehensive Plan currently underway. We heard great questions about growth, planning, and development in the city and asked attendees for input about how we can plan for a better, more equitable, and more sustainable Seattle.
On March 3, join us for a workshop on the nine guiding principles behind the Comprehensive Plan update. The guiding principles are statements about our city’s challenges and opportunities–economic opportunity, growth, climate change, community health, transit, strategic investment and innovation. They emerged from public engagement conducted in 2011, and were adopted by City Council in 2012. DPD wants your perspective about how these principles can shape the plan.
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.