Posts for 'Planning and Land Use'

From small beginnings come great things

April 24th, 2013

I’ve toured several micro-housing units (none that the neighbors have described as substandard) and I’m impressed by the possibilities. Mostly they are small rooms (between 150 and 200 square feet) that have private bathrooms, a mini-refrigerator and a microwave grouped around a full kitchen and shared dining area. There might be seven or eight rooms […]


Queen Anne Bowl Playfields parking and Initiative 42

December 11th, 2012

Yesterday Council voted to approve legislation (Ordinance 117669) that swapped a parcel of parks-owned land for a strip of land owned by Aegis on Queen Anne, to ensure that Parks could continue to provide parking for the Queen Anne Bowl Playfields. The current parking area is not actually owned by Parks. Parks made a deal […]


Toward the long-awaited renovation of Building 9

November 8th, 2012

At the upcoming special November 20, 11 a.m. Parks and Neighborhoods Committee meeting, we will discuss proposed legislation – a council bill and a resolution – that address the Sand Point Overlay. While the legislation is specific to Subarea C (see map), Building 9 will be discussed because it falls within this area. Building 9’s […]


Parks and Neighborhoods committee recap

September 21st, 2012

Yesterday was our last committee meeting before our annual 6-week plunge into the budget, so we had a longer agenda than usual.  Councilmembers Godden and Conlin joined me at the table this week. You can see the Seattle Channel video of the whole meeting here. After Parks Superintendent Christopher Williams gave us his Superintendent’s Report, we […]


In COBE with Roosevelt today

December 14th, 2011

I want to commend the efforts of the Roosevelt neighborhood. At a time when we hear “NIMBY” tossed about so flippantly, these neighbors did exactly what we wanted of them, and what we asked of them. They created a Neighborhood Plan, accepting–even enhancing–growth and density in Roosevelt, not fighting it. I extend a genuine and […]


The Comp Plan: a roadmap for the next 20 years

July 26th, 2011

I’ve posted this reminder before, but here’s a new push to remind people that the decisions the city makes now will have great implications in the future. We need your thoughts on updating Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan – the vision for how Seattle will evolve over the next two decades. There’s a great YouTube video that explains the purpose of the Comp Plan and directs […]


Planning & Development needs your help with the Comprehensive Plan

July 5th, 2011

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is updating Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan – the vision for how Seattle will evolve over the next two decades. A population increase of 20% is predicted, and the City needs to plan on how best to improve opportunities in housing and business and provide for public services. DPD has […]


Hubbard Homestead Park opens Saturday in Northgate

April 19th, 2011

I’m excited for the official opening of Hubbard Homestead Park, which takes place this Saturday from 10am to noon. The project converted an existing 3.73 acre parking lot into a new urban park – it used to be the site of the former “Blue Streak” King County Northgate Park and Ride Facility, located at the […]


Coffee with Two Sally’s is tomorrow in Pinehurst

March 25th, 2011

Sally Clark and I have booked our second coffee chat for 2011, and we’re on the road to Pinehurst tomorrow morning. Join us from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. at the Starbucks inside Pinehurst Safeway for coffee and conversation. Grab a cup of joe or a pastry and come talk with us about the city […]


Help shape the Seattle Parks and Recreation 2011 Development Plan

March 14th, 2011

Seattle Parks and Recreation is planning its acquisition and development projects for the upcoming six years and identifying the demands, needs and priorities in a park development plan. The latest plan, the Seattle Parks and Recreation 2006 Development Plan, is being updated and it is anticipated that this 2011 Plan will be completed by the […]


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