Tag: South Lake Union rezone

COUNCIL MAKES KEY SOUTH LAKE UNION LAND USE DECISIONS

April 2nd, 2013

On Monday, April 1, the Special Committee on South Lake Union made key land use decisions in this major rezone, giving direction to staff on amendments to land use maps and development standards. The Council’s final work session will be held on Monday, April 15, to be followed by a formal Committee vote on amendment […]

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN SOUTH LAKE UNION: CAREFUL WORK NEEDED

March 1st, 2013

  Some Councilmembers are talking about modifying the bonus/incentive zoning program in the proposed South Lake Union (SLU) rezone legislation to capture more value from development and increase the amount of money for affordable housing. To be clear, the rezone legislation is ALREADY an increase on the status quo because there is essentially no incentive […]

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SOUTH LAKE UNION REZONE SCHEDULE AND ISSUES

February 22nd, 2013

After months of review and work, the Council is now moving towards decisions on the South Lake Union rezone. The rezone has been in development since 2004, when the Council adopted a revised neighborhood plan and designated South Lake Union as an Urban Center. Since then, South Lake Union has become one of the most […]

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SOUTH LAKE UNION REZONE– SEVEN REALITIES

December 12th, 2012

December 13, 2012 marks the six month anniversary of the Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee’s first discussion of the South Lake Union rezone proposal.  As we enter our seventh month of analysis, it is useful to keep in mind several facts that informed the legislation and that should frame our consideration going forward. […]

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SOUTH LAKE UNION SETS THE TABLE FOR GROWTH MANAGEMENT

August 3rd, 2012

Since the revisions to the South Lake Union Neighborhood Plan and its designation as an Urban Center, South Lake Union (SLU) has led the City in developing new jobs and housing, just as was hoped.  By investing in infrastructure there, the City has successfully encouraged this development.  This year, the Council will consider additional rezones […]

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COUNCIL SETS 2012 PRIORITIES

February 24th, 2012

Council President Sally Clark has led us through a priority setting process for 2012, and the Council has identified an ambitious agenda of thirty initiatives, organized in five core priority areas.  We will all have involvement in the entire list in the course of the year.  Each Councilmember will lead on certain issues, usually those […]

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