Tag: Growth Management Act

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS ADVANCED FOR ANALYSIS

August 28th, 2012

On August 13 the Council unanimously approved a resolution that advances possible Comprehensive Plan amendments for analysis and review by the Seattle Planning Commission and the Department of Planning and Development.  These amendments will be considered for adoption in the spring of 2013 (state law limits the City to making general amendments to the Comprehensive […]

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ROOSEVELT NEIGHBORHOOD AND TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT

June 23rd, 2011

In 2008, voters approved the Sound Transit II ballot measure, which funds light rail from the University District through the Roosevelt neighborhood in Northeast Seattle, continuing on to Northgate and Lynnwood.  Light rail transit stops are great places for additional housing and job development, and the Roosevelt neighborhood has recently endorsed an update to neighborhood […]

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CARBON NEUTRAL SEATTLE, BLOG POST 11: DENSITY AND COMMUNITY

April 6th, 2011

Choices about controlling carbon emissions are shaped by public policies. Carbon emissions are lower in communities that are compact and that provide access via transit and non-motorized travel among jobs, homes, and commercial and recreational activities.  New York is the classic example – with great transit connections and many multi-family dwellings, New Yorkers emit much […]

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