City Council approves Seattle U growth plan

The City Council Monday approved most of Seattle University’s plans for growth that open the doors for the school to add another 2 million square feet of classrooms, facilities and parking to the neighborhood east of the current campus.

Our sister site Capitol Hill Seattle reported on the Major Institution Master Plan for the university and an appeal brought against some elements of the proposal. The university’s plans for an events center at 1313 E Columbia made it in despite the appeal — but a corner of the planned expansion near 12th and E Marion was clipped.

The plan paves the way for new boundaries for the school to begin planning projects within as it prepares for a projected 40% increase in student population over the next 15 years.

The proposed plan is above. Below are the current conditions:

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