As an offshoot of the University District Strategic Plan funded by the Only in Seattle grant in 2012, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) released a draft copy of the University District Design Framework on Tuesday night at the University Heights Center.
The working group that helped develop these recommendations includes residents, business owners, the faith community, social service providers, developers, and the University of Washington. Topics include:
- Public space – how can parks, streets, and other public spaces better serve the needs of a growing community?
- Land use and height – what kinds of growth does the community want, and how can land use regulations help achieve those goals?
- Mobility – with light rail on the way, what are the smartest ways to improve infrastructure for all modes of transportation?
Over the next two years, the U-District Urban Design Framework will inform important decisions relating to zoning, design standards, and street design. Now is a great time to get involved and help us understand your vision for the U-District.
To read the full report click here. Comments will be accepted for the draft through April 16.
Contact staff on DPD’s page here.
Learn more about OED’s involvement with the U-District Livability Partnership here.