We have sent proposed legislation to the City Council to amend development standards and to rezone land in the Bitter Lake Village Hub Urban Village. Our zoning proposals are based on an inclusive planning process that included the Broadview – Bitter Lake – Haller Lake Neighborhood Plan update and the Bitter Lake Urban Design Framework (UDF). Those documents clarify the community’s development vision for the Bitter Lake Village Center. The UDF defines land use and urban design recommendations, including land use regulations, streetscape design, and open space recommendations. Those recommendations will guide future development, while ensuring Bitter Lake Village becomes a lively center for the community.
Our proposed legislation will:
- Rezone some Commercial 2 sites (C2) to Commercial 1 (C1) along Linden Ave. N
- Add a Pedestrian designation to sites on the east side of Linden Ave. N, between N 135th St. and N 130th St.
- Rezone sites on N 130th St. between Linden Ave. N and Aurora Ave. N from C1 to Neighborhood Commercial 3 (NC3)
- Rezone 2 sites on Aurora Ave. N from C1 to C2
The City Council is expected to begin discussion on the legislation in early April.
David W. Goldberg