Proposed changes for Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan includes new directions for 23rd Ave

It’s time for another round of “who wants to make a public comment?” and you’ll get a chance to win civic props — or change the course of CD development — during a Thursday July 11 meeting of the City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee.

In this edition, the committee is looking over nine submitted proposals – one in our hood – and the council wants your feedback before they take the proposed comprehensive plan to bat next year – making it official.

Proposed measure #4 that will impact the Central District comes from the Department of Planning and Development. The proposal states:

Amend the Future Land Use Map and goals and policies for this neighborhood plan to update the neighborhood’s goals and policies to reflect the current aspirations of the neighborhood’s residents and business owners, including potential Future Land Use Map and zoning changes at the key nodes of 23rd at East Union Street, East Cherry Street, and East Jackson Street.

The meeting will be held at City Hall this Thursday at 5:30 pm (Council Chambers, 2nd floor). If you cannot make it written comment can be submitted to Sara Nelson – [email protected] — or to Council member Richard Conlin. Details on the public hearing follow:

Every year the City Council considers amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Each spring the Council invites proposed amendments from the public and from City departments. In the summer the Council adopts a policy docket that lists which of these proposed amendments it will consider for adoption the next year.

The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments o n the proposed Comprehensive Plan policy docket on Thursday,July 11, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., in Council Chambers on t he 2nd floor of City Hall, 600 4th Avenue. Entrances to City Hall are on the west side of 5th Avenue and the east side of 4th A venue between James and Cherry Streets. For those who wish to provide comments, sign-up sheets will be available outside the auditorium at 5 p.m.on the day of the hearing.

The Chambers are accessible. To request accommodation, please contact Sara Nelson at 206-684-5337 or mailto:[email protected] as soon as possible. Directions to City Hall, and information about transit access and parking, are available at

Written comments on the proposal will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on July 11, 2013. Please send comments to Sara Nelson at [email protected], or to:

Councilmember Richard Conlin
Legislative Department
600 Fourth Avenue Floor 2
PO Box 34025 Seattle, WA 98124-4025 

[email protected]

4 thoughts on “Proposed changes for Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan includes new directions for 23rd Ave

  1. This is going to be a place holder for the comp plan and zoning changes that will come out of the 23rd Ave Action Plan community engagement process. No specific changes or recommendations will be discussed at this hearing, instead, just to approve the docket and get public comments

  2. It makes complete sense that the outcomes of the work of the 23rd Ave Action Plan would be taken as amendments to the Central Area Neighborhood Plan, at least for the current focus area. The Central Area Neighborhood Plan is meant to be a living reflection of the vision for our neighborhood.

    All residents have been invited to 2 sessions, and all (especially anyone who was unable to attend the other sessions) are invited to stop in at Monica’s Village Place, 140 -23rd Ave. on July 17 anytime between 7AM and 8PM and contribute.

    Committees are forming to develop the focus areas that the community thinks should be priorities.

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