After five years of community input, analysis, and design work, the City is nearing completion of a major planning effort in the U District. As part of a larger set of policy changes and public investments, City Council is considering zoning changes that would allow greater height and density in the core of the neighborhood. These changes would allow more homes and jobs to go near the light rail station that will open in 2021.
U District Rezone City Council Meeting
Thursday, January 19, 2:00pm
Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue
Along with the rezone, the legislation before Council includes:
- New design standards to achieve greater quality and variety in new buildings.
- New affordable housing requirements, projected to produce between 620-910 new units of affordable housing.
- New requirements and incentives for public open space, historic preservation, childcare, and social services.
Following four public meetings and a public hearing in the fall, Council members will begin discussing potential amendments to the legislation on January 19. If you are unable to attend in person, Council meetings may be watched live online at www.seattlechannel.org/watch-live.
For details about the planning process or the proposal at Council, please visit www.seattle.gov/dpd/udistrict.