Committee to weigh in on arts space
Concerned about long-term affordable space for arts and cultural organizations in Seattle? The Cultural Overlay District Advisory Committee (CODAC)?a volunteer citizen committee?has been working on the issue for the more than a year and will present its recommendations to the City Council at two meetings in June. Read the full report here.
The CODAC will brief the Council at 10 a.m., Monday, June 1 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. The Council will hold a special meeting of the Culture, Civil Rights, Health and Personnel Committee, 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 16 at Century Ballroom. CODAC committee members will discuss their vision to preserve and foster cultural space, and the public will have a chance to comment.
For the past year, the CODAC has worked to draft concrete steps to ensure Seattle's arts and cultural spaces have a role in urban planning. The committee envisions cultural districts, where developers could access incentives to create permanent affordable space for cultural uses. The proposed district model would integrate with existing city planning processes, including neighborhood planning and transit-oriented development.