The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association in partnership with DPD has drafted new design guidelines to guide the character of development near the future Roosevelt Light Rail Station. The new design guidelines are available for review along with a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) analysis. Comments are due to DPD by April 27.
Lower Downtown Urban Center and Roosevelt Environmental Review Thresholds in April
In the City’s designated Urban Centers and in Urban Villages with light rail stations, the requirement for conducting SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act) environmental review changes based on the amount of growth that has occurred. When growth reaches 90 percent of the “targets” set in the 2004 Comprehensive Plan for individual centers and villages, environmental review is required for smaller-sized projects.
Roosevelt Neighborhood Streetscape Concept Plans
In the summer of 2010 we partnered with the Roosevelt community to create streetscape concept plans. Our shared Roosevelt Neighborhood Streetscape Concept Plans , prepared in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation, reflect the community’s priorities for areas around the future Roosevelt Light Rail station.
Proposed Rezone for Roosevelt Urban Village
DPD and Mayor Mike McGinn have transmitted legislation to the City Council for a package of rezones within the Roosevelt urban village. The proposed rezones set the stage for good transit-oriented development in support of the planned Sound Transit light rail station that will be located in the heart of the Roosevelt neighborhood. The rezones protect neighborhood character by locating additional density in appropriate locations, and not allowing buildings taller than 65 or 85 feet.
Roosevelt Rezone Recommendations
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.