DPD’s Community Development team is preparing an urban design and development framework, and rezone legislation, to submit to City Council by the end of the year. Our rezone legislation is based on land use recommendations by the Rainier Beach community in their 2012 neighborhood plan update.
Great news: the Rainier Beach and Broadview – Bitter Lake – Haller Lakeneighborhood plan updates are done! Last month we held the final community meetings in the update process. Approximately 40 people attended the Broadview – Bitter Lake – Haller Lake meeting and 110 people attend the Rainier Beach meeting. Deputy Mayor Smith, Councilmember Burgess, DPD Director Diane Sugimura and DON Director Bernie Matsuno attended the meetings and provided opening remarks.
This March, the communities of Broadview – Bitter Lake – Haller Lake and Rainier Beach will start taking action on priorities for their neighborhoods. Two upcoming workshops will give the communities the chance to celebrate the completion of their neighborhood plan updates and begin the implementation of priorities to achieve the respective communities’ goals.
The Neighborhood Planning team is wrapping up the second round of plan updates. The team is drafting final language for the neighborhood plan updates and responding to comments on the proposals shared at open houses this past October and November. The Neighborhood Planning team is working with the Neighborhood Advisory Committees in both Rainier Beach and Broadview – Bitter Lake – Haller Lake.
Over 120 committed community people turned out to the Oct 27th Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan Update Open House to confirm the priority strategies and to sign up to implement the projects most important to them. Of the 53 people who turned in a comment form, 50 identified their area of focus and said they wanted to work on it! These are strategies and concerns that the community identified in March, then prioritized in June.
Come preview proposed Rainer Beach and Broadview/Bitter Lake/Haller Lake Neighborhood Plan Updates.
The City will present the first draft of your Neighborhood Plan Update priorities for your review and input. As a stakeholder, you and others are encouraged to transform your passion about key issues into reality. With your help we can all make your neighborhood a great place.