Please join City staff and members of the Uptown community on the evening of October 8 for an open house about several important initiatives in the Uptown Urban Center. At the open house, DPD will share information and request feedback on: A Draft Urban Design Framework (UDF) for the Uptown Urban Center; Scoping for an upcoming Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to study possible rezones; and A parking study for the entire Uptown Urban Center.
Seeking Feedback for Seattle’s Ballard Urban Design and Coordinated Transportation Study
In response to ongoing development, the community’s desire to retain Ballard’s character, and Sound Transit’s planning for light rail to Ballard, DPD and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are working with neighborhood groups organized as the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth. Through Move Ballard, we will engage community members to recommend innovative solutions for enhancing the transportation environment for all, regardless of how they travel to and through the area. The collaboration will develop an Urban Design Framework and a Multimodal Transportation Plan that articulate a shared vision. The collaboration will also develop strategies to guide future development and transportation investment while ensuring Ballard’s people and places thrive.
Lake City’s Community Conversation
On the evening of April 29, more than 100 members of the Lake City community gathered at the community center to learn about numerous projects underway, enjoy delicious food, and see a preview of the Celebrate Africa! event that will take place on Saturday, June 9.
DPD staff answered questions about the draft Lake City Urban Design Framework (UDF). The UDF was developed over the past year and a half with guidance from an advisory group of Lake City residents and business owners. It provides a vision for the future of Lake City and the North District.
23rd Ave Action Plan (Union-Cherry-Jackson) Moving Forward
Thanks to those who came to, and supported, the Central Area Block Party held on Sept 27, 2014. It was a huge step for moving the 23rd Ave Action Plan (Union-Cherry-Jackson) forward! About 1,000-1,500 participants from the Central Area and other areas came together to enjoy amazing music, performances, local food and restaurants, and arts. They also came to meet their neighbors, ACT members, and local organizations, and to learn about, and provide feedback on, the plan recommendations.
Lake City Urban Design Framework
DPD is working with the Lake City community to develop an Urban Design Framework (UDF) that will establish a clear vision for future development in the neighborhood. The UDF will identify implementation actions for both the public and the private sector to realize the shared vision.
DPD to Present Initial Recommendations for Ballard in November
DPD has been working with neighborhood groups and non-profits, organized as the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth, to develop an Urban Design Framework (UDF). The UDF will establish the desired design qualities for the central Ballard area, and examine how development regulations can better shape growth in ways that reflect those qualities.
Uptown Urban Design Framework
DPD is working with the Uptown community to develop an Urban Design Framework (UDF) that aims to establish a shared vision for the future development of Uptown. The UDF will also aims to identify implementation actions for both the public and the private sector to realize the shared vision.
City Partners with Community to Begin Urban Design Framework for Ballard’s Future
For the past year, Department of Planning and Development and Seattle Department of Transportation have been coordinating with the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth as they have identified issues and opportunities to address as Ballard grows. In response to their work, the addition of RapidRide and potential light rail to Ballard, the City has begun work on an Urban Design Framework (UDF). It will be a collaborative vision and recommendation for urban design, land use, transportation and other strategies that will guide future development while ensuring Ballard’s people and places thrive. We’ll look at a larger area to understand the context, but the focus of work is on where we are likely to see continued development and change in the coming years (see map).
Urban Design Framework Will Shape Northgate’s Future
DPD is publishing a final Urban Design Framework (UDF) for the Northgate Urban Center, wrapping up more than two years work to develop ideas and recommendations that will shape future growth and provision of public amenities.
Planning the Future of West Seattle Triangle
The public is encouraged to attend an open house on the future of the West Seattle Triangle planning area. Neighborhood stakeholders and planners from the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) have developed draft recommendations to guide how the West Seattle Triangle may evolve in the coming decades. At the open house the public will have an opportunity to view and comment on the draft recommendations, which include a concept for streets and proposed Land Use Code amendments. Comments also may be directed to email@example.com.