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Record No: Res 31732    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 3/2/2017
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION recognizing the University District Urban Design Framework and identifying next steps in implementing a common vision of an eclectic, affordable, and diverse University District.
Sponsors: Rob Johnson
Supporting documents: 1. Attachment 1 - U District Urban Design Framework, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Proposed Substitute (added; 2/23/17), 4. Signed Resolution 31732, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION recognizing the University District Urban Design Framework and identifying next steps in implementing a common vision of an eclectic, affordable, and diverse University District.
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WHEREAS, in 2011 planners from the City of Seattle began working with the University District community to plan for growth and change in the neighborhood; and
WHEREAS, in 2021 a new light rail station is expected to open at Brooklyn Ave NE and NE 43rd Street, providing faster and more reliable transit connections to Downtown Seattle, Northgate, and the rest of the region; and
WHEREAS, in collaboration with the community, the Office of Planning and Community Development, in 2013 prepared an urban design framework containing a broad set of recommendations to address community concerns and indicate and provide options for zoning changes in the neighborhood; and
WHEREAS, in October 2016, the Mayor proposed a set of zoning changes to implement the urban design framework along with a coordinated set of infrastructure improvements and actions to implement the framework; and
WHEREAS, in reviewing the Mayor's recommendation, the City Council heard a range of opinions in support of and in opposition to the proposed rezoning, but identified a number of areas of common interest within the community that can be addressed through a coordinated implementation plan; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THE MAYOR CONCURRING, THAT:
Section 1. The City Council recognizes the tremendous effort of all community members who participated in the creation of the U District Urban Design Framework, beginning in 2011, as well as their deep commitment to the U District and its diverse community and their common interest in working to accommodate growth in the neighborhood in ways that enhances the community for current and future residents, employees, businesses, and non-profits.
Section 2. The Ci...

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