Rezoning around the Bitter Lake Urban Village.

PUBLIC HEARING

Rezoning around the Bitter Lake Urban Village

July 14, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.

The hearing will be held at North Seattle College

The details follow:

For Publication in the LUIB and DJC on Monday, June 13, 2016

 NOTICE of CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING REZONES AND AMENDMENTS TO THE SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE AFFECTING PROPERTY IN BITTER LAKE AND LAKE CITY

The Seattle City Council is considering proposed legislation to Seattle’s land use and zoning that would affect property in the Bitter Lake area:

  • amending the Official Land Use Map at pages 3 and 13 to rezone land in the Bitter Lake Village Hub Urban Village; and
  • amending Sections 23.47A.005, 23.47A.009, 23.47A.014 and 23.86.012 of the Seattle Municipal Code to change regulations for street-level uses, designate Linden Avenue North as a principal pedestrian street, and adopt development standards for certain properties in the Bitter Lake Village Hub Urban Village.

The Seattle City Council is also considering proposed legislation to Seattle’s land use and zoning that would affect property in the Lake City area:

  • amending the Official Land Use Map (Chapter 23.32) to rezone land within the Lake City Urban Village and along Lake City Way;
  • amending subsection 23.47A.005.C of the Seattle Municipal Code to remove certain restrictions on street-level street-facing residential uses; and
  • amending Section 23.47A.009 to adopt development standards for certain properties along Lake City Way.

Additionally, Council may consider changes to the Municipal Code that would provide more flexibility in parking standards for small institutions in Lake City.

PUBLIC HEARING

The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the proposed changes to land use and zoning regulations affecting property in Bitter Lake and Lake City on July 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The hearing will be held at North Seattle College in the North Star Dining Room located on the first floor of College Center building. The College Center building is located at the entrance off College Way North at North 95th Street.  It is accessible via King County Metro routes 26, 40, 316, 345, and 346.

The public hearing to take comments on the Bitter Lake proposal will begin at 6 p.m. The public hearing on the Lake City proposal will begin at 6:30 p.m., or after the close of the hearing on the Bitter Lake proposal.

For those who wish to testify regarding either proposal, sign-up sheets will be available outside the North Star Dining Room starting at 5:30 p.m.

Questions concerning the public hearing may be directed to Amy Gore in Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office, by calling (206) 684-8808 or via e-mail at: amy.gore@seattle.gov .

Print and communications access is provided on prior request. Please contact Amy Gore at 684-8808 as soon as possible to request accommodations for a disability.

Childcare will be provided if requested by July 7, 2016. To request childcare during the public hearing, contact Amy Gore (see contact information above).

WRITTEN COMMENTS

Written comments on the proposal will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on July 14.  Please send comments to Amy Gore in Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office via e-mail at: amy.gore@seattle.gov, or by mail to:

Councilmember Rob Johnson

Seattle City Council

600 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor

PO Box 34025

Seattle, WA  98124-4025

 INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Information regarding the proposed amendments regarding land use and zoning in Bitter Lake are available at http://www.seattle.gov/dPd/cityplanning/completeprojectslist/broadviewbitterlakehallerlake/whatwhy/ or seattle.legistar.com (search for Council Bill 118674).

Information regarding the proposed amendments regarding land use and zoning in Lake City are available at http://www.seattle.gov/DPD/cityplanning/completeprojectslist/lakecity/whatwhy/ or seattle.legistar.com (search for Council Bill 118675).

Copies of the proposals may be obtained at the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections’ Public Resource Center, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000 in the Seattle Municipal Tower. The Public Resource Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

Questions regarding the Bitter Lake proposal may be directed to David Goldberg of the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) at (206) 615-1447 or via email at davidw.goldberg@seattle.gov or to Lish Whitson of the City Council Central Staff at (206) 615-1674 or via email at lish.whitson@seattle.gov.

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