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City of Seattle
Seattle City Council
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Meeting on Capitol Hill to Consider Neighborhood Preservation Solutions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
5/12/2014  8:50:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Brian Hawksford, Councilmember Rasmussen's Office, 206-684-8808

Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


Councilmember Tom Rasmussen

Meeting on Capitol Hill to Consider Neighborhood Preservation Solutions

SEATTLE - Councilmember Tom Rasmussen will host a special City Council Transportation Committee meeting on Capitol Hill Monday evening. Monday's meeting will include a discussion of legislation Rasmussen has introduced to strengthen the City's' efforts to retain existing, character-rich, buildings in Capitol Hill's Pike/Pine neighborhood.

"The legislation (Council Bill 118096) is intended to support new growth, and to encourage the restoration and re-use of historic Capitol Hill buildings that are at risk of being destroyed to make way for new buildings," said Rasmussen.  "This bill strengthens incentives to preserve the pre-1940s buildings that help make Pike/Pine the unique and popular neighborhood it is today.  The legislation is the result of many discussions and meetings with property owners and community members for more than a year.  I thank everyone who has been working with me to develop the proposed legislation and I look forward to hearing public comments at the meeting."

At the meeting, Councilmembers will also discuss traffic volumes, traffic speeds, and collisions that are summarized in the 2012 Traffic Report prepared by the Seattle Department of Transportation.  The committee will also be briefed on a new technique to protect trees in construction zones.

WHAT:
Special meeting of the Seattle City Council's Transportation Committee

WHEN/WHERE: 
Monday, May 12, 2014, 6:00 8:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Avenue, Seattle (Fellowship Hall)

WHO:
Councilmember Tom Rasmussen
Councilmember Mike O'Brien
Councilmember Jean Godden
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