Saturday, June 10, 2006

South Lake Union Open House for Neighborhood Plan

South Lake Union Open House for Neighborhood Plan
Updated Plan Nears Completion

Seattle - The public is invited to an open house to review the new draft plan for the South Lake Union neighborhood. The City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and South Lake Union Friends and Neighbors (SLUFAN) will host the open house June 12 to present ideas from the updated South Lake Union Neighborhood Plan. It is projected that by 2024 South Lake Union will gain 16,000 new jobs and 8,000 new dwelling units.

Open House Details:

June 12, 2006 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
(short presentation at 6:00 p.m.)
Consolidated Works
500 Boren Ave. N.

The open house will present ideas to guide South Lake Union’s (SLU) growth as a vital, eclectic and sustainable neighborhood where people both live and work. City staff has developed this recommended plan with the SLU community, including input from two previous community meetings.

In 2004, the City’s 10-year Comprehensive Plan update designated SLU an “urban center”—an area with the potential for high job and housing growth. The existing SLU neighborhood plan must be revised to address specific topics as required under King County’s Countywide Planning Policies. DPD is working with the SLU community to update the neighborhood plan to address those issues, and to reflect significantly changed expectations about the amount of growth that the area is anticipated to experience in the coming years.

The updated SLU neighborhood plan builds on the existing plan; requirements for Urban Center plans under the Countywide Planning Policies; plans for large scale redevelopment of the neighborhood; major public investments planned for the neighborhood; ongoing City work; and the comments and input of many community stakeholders.

At the June 12 open house, participants will have the opportunity to comment on many of the recommendations of the draft plan. For more information about the open house, or the update to the SLU neighborhood plan, please visit the SLU website at

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