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The annual cycle for the 2014-15 Comprehensive Plan Amendments began in May 2014 and will wrap up in summer 2015. The proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, shown in the table below, were submitted for consideration during the 2014-2015 amendment cycle. Follow the links in the table for the applications submitted for each.

All amendments are in PDF format.

DPD—Department of Planning and Development
FLUM—Future Land Use Map

App. #


Brief Description of Proposed Amendment Application


David Neiman, for the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene

Mr. Neiman proposes to change the FLUM to change the designation of an area west of 42nd Avenue Southwest and south of Southwest Juneau Street from single family to multi-family within the Morgan Junction Residential Urban Village


Cindi Barker

Ms. Barker proposes to amend the Urban Village element to add policy language regarding the monitoring and reporting of growth and requiring action when an area exceeds its growth targets.


3a. Roosevelt Neighbors' Alliance - Blessed Sacrament Parish

3b. Roosevelt Neighbors' Alliance - Blessed Sacrament Parish - Thiel letter

3c. Proposed new alignment for University District Northwest Urban Village Boundary

The Roosevelt Neighbors' Alliance and the Priory of the Blessed Sacrament propose to change the FLUM and the University Community Urban Center Plan to modify the northwest boundary of the University Community Urban Center.


Chris Leman

Mr. Leman proposes to amend the Transportation e-Element to add new policies limiting skybridges.


Sue Sherbrooke, for the YWCA Seattle | King County | Snohomish

Ms. Sherbrooke proposes to change the FLUM to add an area north of East Cherry Street and west of 29th Avenue to the 23rd Avenue and Union-Jackson Residential Urban Village and to change the designation of that property from single family to multi-family.


Joseph Brogan, for King County Department of Executive Services (DES)

Mr. Brogan proposes to amend a land use policy to allow greater flexibility in the height of small institutions and public facilities.


Greg Hill

Mr. Hill proposes to amend the Land Use Element to limit live-work units along arterials.


Jessica Clausen, for Matthew Laase

Ms. Clausen proposes to amend the FLUM to remove an area north of Northwest 51st Street, west of 11th Avenue Northwest, south of Northwest 54th Street, and east of 15th Avenue Northwest from the Ballard-Interbay-Northend Manufacturing/Industrial Center and to change the designation of that area from industrial to commercial/mixed-use.


Jessica Clausen, for AnMarCo

Ms. Clausen proposes to remove an area waterward of Harbor Avenue Southwest and south of SW Bronson Way known as Pier 1 from the Duwamish Manufacturing/Industrial Center and to change the designation of that area from industrial to commercial/mixed-use.


Chris Leman

Mr. Leman proposes to add a new "Open and Participatory Government" Element to the Comprehensive Plan.


Chris Leman

Mr. Leman proposes to amend the Housing Element to limit congregate housing.

The City Council's Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee (PLUS) will hold a public hearing on on July 15, 2014. PLUS will discuss the proposals and possibility vote a recommendation to the Full Council on July 18, 2014.

Council's process to consider and adopt any annual Comprehensive Plan amendments is described here. PLUS' webpage provides information on the Committee's schedule. Also, check the Department of Planning and Development's website for more information about annual amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. 


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