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November 10, 2016

CBE Students – Get Involved with the U District Partnership!

Urban Design Committee Meeting @ University Heights
TUES 11/15 8:05-9:30 AM – Urban Design Committee Meeting @ University Heights Center (Room 209)

Please join us for our second autumn Urban Design Committee meeting. We will discuss areas of interest surrounding the upcoming rezone in preparation for the Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee Public Hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 16. We will also discuss ways for community members to stay active in how design decisions are being made in the U District. We will introduce the Design Review process as a way for design practitioners and the public to provide guidance on how architects can design projects that fit into the neighborhood context.

Location: University Heights Center (Room 209)* – 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

An RSVP for the event can be found on the U District Partnership’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/714475062040025/

*for wheelchair access to 2nd floor where Room 209 is located, please call 206.235.8567

Opportunities for Public Input with PLUZ Committee
The City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning (PLUZ) committee will hold a public hearing on the proposed zoning changes in November:

Nov.16. Open house at 5:30, presentation at 6, public hearing 6:15.
Hotel Deca, 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE

Supporting documents can be found here: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/cityplanning/completeprojectslist/universitydistrict/whatwhy/

Urban Design Committee Meeting Scheduling Survey

The Urban Design Committee is scheduling regular monthly meetings to discuss relevant topics and events within the U District community. In order to better understand your availability and urban design interests, please take a moment to answer the survey by following the link below.

Scheduling survey at: https://goo.gl/forms/6g94Uwlwl6IKRBbI2

Upcoming Northeast Design Review Board Meetings

Design Review is one of the tools that the City uses to create a better city. It gives planners, residents, and the professional volunteers serving on the Design Review Boards a voice in the design of most new multifamily and commercial buildings. These participants consider a broad set of design considerations and apply design guidelines that the architect must use to design the exterior of the building. Their guidance and recommendations help promote designs that fit into and relate to the surrounding neighborhoods.

The City holds public meetings for full Design Review that includes review by City staff and the Design Review Boards. The review process includes an opportunity for public comment and involvement. While they review projects all across the Northeast quadrant, there a few projects specific to the U District.

Calendar can be viewed here: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/aboutus/news/events/DesignReview/default.htm