Tag: South Lake Union

HISTORIC GROWTH MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP APPROVED BY SEATTLE AND KING COUNTY

September 17th, 2013

On Monday, September 16, the Seattle City Council and King County Council gave final approval to an agreement that will protect up to 25,000 acres of farm and forest land by transferring development rights into the City of Seattle. The City, in turn, will receive an estimated $17 million to construct infrastructure for the new […]

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SOUTH LAKE UNION REZONE APPROVED BY COUNCIL COMMITTEE

April 25th, 2013

On Monday, April 22, the City Council celebrated Earth Day with a unanimous Committee of the Whole vote approving a far-reaching rezone of South Lake Union (Council Bill 117603). The land use changes will allow for more jobs and housing close to downtown, reducing sprawl and the environmental degradation that accompanies it. The Council modified […]

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RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ANALYSIS OF THE SOUTH LAKE UNION REZONE

March 21st, 2013

Social justice is one of the four core values of the Seattle Comprehensive Plan. These values (the others are economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, and community) were developed through a community process in the 1990’s, and are intended to guide decision making in City government. To ensure that we carry out our commitment to social justice, […]

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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 PUBLIC HEARING

November 8th, 2012

My Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee will hold our second public hearing on the proposed South Lake Union Rezone on Wednesday, November 14, at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers.  We held an initial hearing in August, and have discussed the proposed rezone several times in Committee.  The legislation is now in final […]

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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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MOHAI: THE CITY, THE STATE, AND THE MONEY

October 11th, 2010

On Monday, September 27, the Council unanimously adopted an ordinance approving an agreement with the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).  MOHAI and the City have been working together to plan a relocation of this important cultural resource for many years, and that cooperation has resulted in a plan to relocate MOHAI to the South […]

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