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.
DPD has completed an existing conditions report to provide a platform of facts and analysis in support of creating an urban design framework (UDF) for the central Ballard area. As we develop the Ballard UDF, we are collaborating with the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth, as well as conducting broad community outreach. Our planning will address four central issues.
DPD and the Uptown Alliance are cohosting an Uptown community open house to kick off a year-long planning effort that will result in an Urban Design Framework (UDF) for the Uptown Urban Center.
DPD has published a draft Urban Design Framework (UDF) for the Northgate Urban Center. The UDF lays out a general direction for the type of development the City would like to see in the area in the future and the types of public improvements that should accompany that development.
In June, DPD and our community partners completed the U District Urban Design Framework (UDF). This document draws from a year of working group meetings and extensive public input. Our public engagement process has sought to balance interests in the community from a wide range of participants and perspectives.
We invite you to review our draft U District Urban Design Framework. There are four ways you can get involved.
Since late 2011, DPD has been working with the U District community toward completion of an Urban Design Framework in April of this year. The Urban Design Framework will provide broad guidance for future development, streetscapes, public spaces, and other investments as the neighborhood changes over the coming decades. Much of the change anticipated in the U District will result from the light rail coming on-line in 2021, bringing 12,000 riders to the neighborhood daily.
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.”
In October 2011 the Urban Design Framework for the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station Sites was finalized. The framework described the community’s vision for the redevelopment of the station sites, offering development guidance and design guidance to the future developers of the station sites. Shortly after the framework was finalized, City and Sound Transit staff began negotiations on the terms of a development agreement. If approved by both the City and the Sound Transit Board, the agreement will outline development standards for the station sites to achieve the goals outlined in the framework. Public comment is being taken through Wednesday October 3.
The Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is beginning a new initiative for Seattle’s University District. Information about the University District Urban Design Framework (UDF) initiative is available on a new web site and Facebook page. The web site includes an “existing conditions” report and other project information.