|Following a public review period in early 2012, DPD prepared and submitted final recommendations to City Council in June. The latest drafts are available for review on the Council committee website.|
City departments have drafted a proposal that would support this vision while making sure that the new development benefits current and future Yesler residents, First Hill and Little Saigon neighbors, and the Seattle community as a whole. The proposal emphasizes affordable housing, public open space, and a high level of environmental performance.
Yesler Terrace offers a unique opportunity to rebuild a neighborhood from the ground up. Consistent with Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan, redevelopment would increase affordable housing and growth potential within an urban center, building a mixed-use, mixed income community within walking distance of downtown and First Hill medical campuses. The City’s proposal includes requirements for green building, tree preservation, dedicated bike facilities, improved sidewalks, district heat infrastructure, and better stormwater management.
June 25, 2012