On Monday, June 25, DPD held an open house to presents the Mayor’s rezone recommendation for South Lake Union. This proposal is the culmination of a 5-year process that included participation by a diverse and engaged community working with the City to define a clear vision for the future of South Lake Union. This proposal includes proposed development regulations that incorporate an incentive for increases in height and floor area that will provide important neighborhood amenities to ensure that as growth continues, it contributes to the areas livability and sustainability. The proposed rezoning will allow for 12,000 new housing units and 22,000 new jobs by the year 2031.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is recommending a package of land use changes for the Roosevelt urban village, a dynamic neighborhood and future location of the Roosevelt light rail station. The proposal would change zoning within the Roosevelt residential urban village, establish a station area overlay district, and enact incentive zoning provisions for affordable workforce housing. The proposal supports the planned Sound Transit North Link light rail station that will be located in the heart of the Roosevelt neighborhood.