The public is invited to an open house to hear about new
ideas for an updated South Lake Union (SLU) urban center plan.
The event will showcase University of Washington (UW) Master
of Urban Planning students ideas for the area on topics
such as urban design, housing, sustainability, community identity,
streetscapes and reuse of existing structures.
The open house will be held:
June 7, 2005, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
South Lake Union Park
Naval Reserve Building (Armory)
860 Terry Ave. N.
In 2004, the Citys 10-year Comprehensive Plan update
designated SLU an urban center--an area with the
potential for high job and housing growth. The existing SLU
neighborhood plan must be revised to address specific topics
as required under King Countys Countywide Planning Policies.
DPD is managing an update process to address those issues,
and to reflect significantly changed expectations about the
amount of growth that the area is anticipated to experience
in the coming years.
As a first step in updating the neighborhood plan, DPD has
sponsored the UW Department of Urban Design and Plannings
Studio, and has encouraged students to explore topics and
issues that could be included in an updated urban center plan.
Comments received on the ideas that students present at the
open house will be considered when updating the SLU plan.