Pike/Pine Conservation Overlay District
For the past five years, I have been working with the Pike/Pine community to amend land use regulations and design guidelines in order to:
- Promote mixed-use development;
- Keep new development compatible and in scale with the neighborhood;
- Encourage small, diverse local businesses;
- Preserve pre-1940 buildings (“character structures”) that contribute to the character of the neighborhood; and
- Retain and attract arts and cultural uses.
The City Council adopted legislation to further these goals in 2009, 2010, and 2011. (Which are listed here)
May 2013 Staff Report
May 2013 Darft Legislation
I am now sponsoring new legislation along with Council President Sally Clark which is comprised of a set of amendments to the Pike/Pine Conservation Overlay District that address what the community and City have learned from the recent development boom in the Pike/Pine neighborhood. The draft proposal addresses several issues:
- Demolition of character structures;
- Floor size limits above a height of 35 feet;
- Limits on the floor area ratio (FAR) for nonresidential uses;
- Regulatory barriers that make it difficult to retain character structures;
- Standards for retaining and demolishing character structures; and
- Technical corrections.
I encourage you to review the linked documents and to send your comments here:
City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development
Attn: Dennis Meier
PO Box 34019
Seattle WA 98124-4019
If you have questions regarding the proposed amendments direct them to Rebecca Herzfeld of City Council central staff at (206) 684-8148 or via email at email@example.com, or to Dennis Meier at (206) 684-8270 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.