Don’t miss out on an explosive Greenwood Community Council meeting this week – representatives from Crown Hill, Aurora-Licton Springs and Lake City will present on how each of their neighborhoods is was impacted by Seattle’s government to turn into an “urban village”. Each has taken a different approach to engage neighbors and neighborhood groups for protection.
Seattle’s comprehensive plan attempts to guide development into designated urban villages. Originally this policy was intended to prioritize Seattle’s investments into designated urban village areas to make them great urban places; more recently policies focus more on incentivizing developers to invest in these areas by making zoning more flexible and reducing regulation. The implications for being in a designated urban village will depend on many pieces of legislation to implement the Comprehensive Plan and Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) initiatives, but neighborhoods are being asked now to weigh in on their boundaries.
Please, please l attend this weeks’s community council meeting to hear how our neighbors in nearby urban village areas are responding to these issues. The meeting may take action to support the Crown Hill Urban Village, Committee for Smart Growth recommendations (link
) and to endorse a grant proposal that will be presented during the Transportation Committee report for the Aurora Crossings project (link
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The Urban Village Strategy
What is it and how should we redefine?
The Greenwood Community Council’s monthly meeting will be devoted to the urban village strategy, which forms the backbone of Seattle’s growth plans as outlined in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. Guest speakers from nearby Lake City, Crown Hill, and Aurora Licton Springs will be present to share their experience engaging their community and developing a vision for potential changes to the zoning, boundaries, livability, infrastructure, and neighborhood planning in the urban village.
Please join at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19th, at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.
7:00 Welcome and introductions
7:10 Committee Reports
7:20 The Urban Village Strategy
- Lake City – Sandy Motzer
- Aurora Licton Springs – Leah Anderson
- Crown Hill – Deborah Jaquith
8:05 Open Question and Answer Session
8:25 Action Items