Station Area Urban Design and Rezone
We’re moving forward to implement the Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan Update. To do so, we’re developing an urban design study to guide future land use, zoning, and transit changes related to the Rainier Beach light rail station. A draft urban design concept for the station area was presented to the community at an open house on November 28. The concept illustrates how the station area could possibly develop in the future to meet the needs of the Rainier Beach community. Send comments on the draft design concept to email@example.com.
Phase 4: Making Rainier Beach Great! – A Call to Action
- Final Draft Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan Update - March 9, 2012
Note: The update references appendices that will be created based on the action workshop on March 14.
- Making Rainier Beach Great! - A Call to Action
(Afaan Oromoo) Rainier Beach-iin Beekamtuu Godhuu! Waamicha gara Dalagaa’a
(Somali) Ka dhigidda Rainier Beach Meel Wacan - Codsi waxqabasho
(Spanish) Haciendo a Rainier Beach Grande! - Un Llamado a la Acción
(Tagalog) Gawing Dakila ang Rainier Beach! – Isang Panawagan sa Pagkilos
(Vietnamese) Hãy Làm Rainier Beach Tuyệt Vời! – Lời Kêu Gọi Hoạt Động
- Healthy Living Assessment Report: The Healthy Living Assessment focuses on how people use their neighborhoods, specifically addressing areas of built and social infrastructure that have clear connections to people’s health. The information about community health factors gathered through the Healthy LIving Assessment helped highlight the interconnections between various aspects of the built and social environments and to develop actions that can improve the health.
- Rainier Beach Neighborhood Impact Studies: The following are economic development studies of the Rainier Beach Neighborhood. They are presented by the University of Washington College of Built Environments and the Evans School of Public Affairs. Each report is a portion of a three-part research paper series conducted with students on the behalf the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development and Department of Planning & Development.
In Phase 3, community members attended an open house on October 27 to review proposed goals and strategies that grew from the values, issues and opportunities voiced by the community throughout the preceding phases. The POLs encouraged their communities to attend this workshop in order to bring all the voices together for this important review. Did you miss the open house? Download the open house material below.
- Open House Roadmap and Framework - Open House organization and Healthy Communities framework.
- Open House Station Boards - Abbreviated proposed strategies organized according to the Open House “stations.”
- Beach Square Strategy Map - The focus of business, institutions, and residents, the primary “center” of Rainier Beach.
- Linkages Existing and Recommended - The ways people and places are connected that make Rainier Beach a community.
- Rose Street Strategy Map - Strategies for this concentration of diverse cultures, businesses and organizations.
- Station Area Strategy Map, Photos, and Zoning Ideas - Actions to make this major destination safer, more vibrant and better connected.
- Proposed Objectives and Strategies - Complete list of proposed objectives and strategies arising from the plan update.
In Phase 2 you prioritized the many things we heard during Phase 1. This phase included a City-hosted meeting on June 28th and meetings hosted by the Planning Outreach Liaisons for our historically under-represented communities.Did you miss the meetings? Download the meeting material below.
- June 28 agenda
- Rainier Beach Framework
- What We've Heard So Far
- Workshop Displays
- Phase 2 Summary
- Back to School Bash Notes, August 2011
- Introduction to POL Facilitated Workshops
- Afan-Oromo Workshop Notes, July 2011
- African American Workshop Notes, July 2011
- African American Workshop Notes, August 2011
- Amharic Workshop Notes, August 2011
- Hispanic/Latino Workshop Notes, July 2011
- Somali Workshop Notes, July 2011
In Phase 1 we asked you what's great and what needs improvement in your neighborhoods. This phase included a City-hosted meeting on June 28th and meetings hosted by the Planning Outreach Liaisons for our historically under-represented communities. Did you miss the meetings? Download the meeting material below.
- March 19 Meeting Agenda
- Phase 1 Summary
- Afan-Oromo Workshop Notes February 2011
- African American Workshop Notes February 2011
- Amharic Workshop Notes February 2011
- Laos Workshop Notes March 2011
- Latino Community Workshop Notes January 2011
- Seniors and People Living with Disabilities Workshop Notes March 2011
- Tagalog Workshop Notes March 2011
- Youth Pre-All School Survey Notes April 2011
- March Meeting Instant Polling Results
It’s been over a decade since community members worked together to draft Rainier Beach’s 1999 neighborhood plan, the blueprint for change through the year 2020.
Partnerships play a significant role in Neighborhood Plan Updates.
Neighborhood stakeholders and community enthusiasts, you are experts on how you use your neighborhood and what you hope it can become. During the plan update process there were several opportunities for residents, business owners, students, community organizations, etc. to share their expertise, their voice and their vision for Rainier Beach. Their time and input is highly valued and directly shaped the direction of the Neighborhood Plan Update.
The Rainier Beach Neighborhood Advisory Committee(NAC) advised the City on key elements of the neighborhood plan, selected a consultant to address the neighborhood’s priority concern, reviewed community input, and helped form recommendations that considered all community interests.
City staff from the Department of Planning and Development and the Department of Neighborhoods managed the process for the City and coordinated with a full range of departments and our elected officials.
Mayor McGinn and the Seattle City Council continue to balance specific neighborhood needs and goals with citywide goals in order for Seattle to grow in ways that improve its neighborhoods while meeting the City’s commitments under the State’s Growth Management Act.
November 15, 2012