The University District is a unique, thriving neighborhood with bustling retail corridors, the University of Washington, students, residents, workers and more. The U District is known for its year-round farmer’s market, the annual street fair, and agencies and churches that serve a diversity of social needs.
Light rail service to Capitol Hill and other neighborhoods is planned to begin in the Fall of 2016 – more than five years away. But discussions are well underway for what will happen above ground on the properties currently under construction for the stations and light rail tunnel.
On May 21, 2010, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm, the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development will host a community Open House on the Draft Urban Design Framework for the properties acquired for light rail and station construction on Capitol Hill.
Over the past several years, Capitol Hill community members have worked with Sound Transit and the City of Seattle to develop a vision for the Sound Transit-owned properties in the immediate vicinity of the future light rail station on Capitol Hill. That vision will be expressed in an Urban Design Framework.
Join us to celebrate the completion of the South Lake Union Urban Design Framework.
The Urban Design Framework establishes a shared design vision and implementation strategy for the future of South Lake Union. The framework translates 15 years of community planning into guiding principles, conceptual recommendations, and implementation actions.
On February 8, from 5:30 to 7:00, the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development will host a community celebration marking completion of the South Lake Union Urban Design Framework (UDF). Created in collaboration with a cross section of community stakeholders, the UDF sets out a community vision for the physical development of the South Lake Union neighborhood. UDF recommendations range from specific actions, such as creating a new community center at Denny Park, to broader strategies, like using building form and land use controls to make an active and inviting lakefront.
Working with key community stakeholders in the South Lake Union neighborhood, DPD has completed work on the South Lake Union Urban Design Framework (UDF). The South Lake Union UDF establishes a shared design vision for the physical development of the South Lake Union neighborhood. The UDF bridges 15 years of community planning work in the neighborhood with concrete implementation actions.