Thursday, May 28, 2015

Upcoming City Legislative Rezone Public Meeting - Wed, June 24th, 5:30-7:30PM

SAVE THE DATE: 35TH AVE NE REZONE PUBLIC MEETING, Wednesday, June 24th, 5:30-7:30PM, Congregation Beth Shalom (6800 35th Ave NE)

This is the first time the zoning for 35th Ave NE corridor has
been reviewed since the City's original zoning plan.
UPDATE 1: The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has posted on their Building Connections blog a bit more about the public meeting and some general ideas of what their zoning proposal includes.  You can read that HERE.  Also, postcards from DPD have arrived in the mail today (6/12/15). On them is a link to a survey. You can access and fill it out HERE.

If you recall in late 2014, the 35th Ave Committee requested the city include funding for a legislative rezone of the 35th Ave Business District following the zoning recommendations that were presented in our final Future 35th Ave NE Plan, which was approved by the Wedgwood Community Council and Ravenna-Bryant Community Association. The zoning recommendations presented in this plan were developed following significant community feedback and engagement.

As part of our request to the City and the City's legislative rezone process, the Department of Planning and Development was to review our zoning recommendations and revise them based on their technical analyses and zoning standards. Therefore, please note that the City's proposed rezone does differ from the recommendations presented in the Future 35th Ave NE Plan. On June 24th, DPD will present the results of their review and solicit additional feedback on their legislative rezone proposal. We encourage everyone interested to show up and participate in the process.

DPD has issued the following Save the Date, which will be accompanied by a postcard mailing to many residences within the vicinity of the 35th Ave NE business district.  
Are you interested in a more vibrant 35th Ave NE?
Would you like to see more retail at the 65th, 75th, 85th, and 95th Street business districts? 
Come discuss your thoughts with representatives from the City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) on June 24th from 5:30-7:30pm at Congregation Beth Shalom (6800 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115).
DPD staff will provide a brief overview of potential zoning changes intended to foster a more eclectic retail environment along 35th Ave and be available to both answer questions and take individual comments.
To sign up for our (e)mailing list and receive email updates click here: For more information contact Ryan Moore at 206.233.2537 or
Please help get the word out by letting your neighbors know about this upcoming meeting and opportunity to be involved. No matter how hard we try, we can't notify everyone who might want to know. See you there!