DPD City Planning has been studying ways to create a stronger, more vibrant stadium district while preserving industry in the Duwamish Manufacturing Center. In November, two sets of recommendations will be published for public review: 1) recommendations for Comprehensive Plan amendments relating to the stadium district, and 2) recommendations intended to strengthen land use protections for industry in the Duwamish Manufacturing Center.
DPD has launched a land-use study of Elliot Avenue W and 15th Avenue NW corridor from Ballard to Interbay. The purpose of the study is to develop a vision for the lands close to this heavily travelled, multi-functional route. The study will also include proposals for any required changes to the Comprehensive Plan or the Land Use Code to support the vision for this corridor.
DPD is undertaking a major planning project for the University District core neighborhood. The department is partnering with community residents, businesses, social service agencies, the faith community, and the University of Washington through the University District Livability Partnership. The partnership is “a four-year strategic initiative to encourage investment for a vibrant, walkable University District community.”
The University District is a unique, thriving neighborhood with bustling retail corridors, the University of Washington, students, residents, workers and more. The U District is known for its year-round farmer’s market, the annual street fair, and agencies and churches that serve a diversity of social needs.