The Mayor’s Office has approved most of the rezones identified in our Neighborhood Plan update and Urban Design Framework, with the exception of proposed height increases. The rezones will:
The City will implement height increases through the application of the HALA Affordable Housing Impact Mitigation Program and the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing legislation.
Once we have completed the legislation revision, we anticipate holding office hours at the Bitter Lake Community Center to answer questions about this proposal. We will post the revised materials, dates, and times of the office hours, and send a notice to those who attended meetings during the planning process.
The zoning proposals are based on the Bitter Lake Urban Design Framework (UDF), documenting the highlights of the development vision for the Bitter Lake Village Center as identified in the 2012 neighborhood plan update. Our UDF defines the land use and urban design recommendations, including land use regulations, streetscape design, and open space recommendations that will guide future development while ensuring Bitter Lake Village becomes a thriving center for the community. Our UDF illustrates the basis for City legislation (described below) to amend the Land Use Code.
In 2012 we partnered with the Broadview, Bitter Lake, and Haller Lake communities to update their neighborhood plan. This past July, we released draft legislation and issued a State Environmental Policy Act determination for proposed rezones and Land Use Code amendments to implement the plan’s recommendations. We received no comments or appeals, and are proceeding with finalizing legislation for the Mayor and Council’s review. Our proposed legislation will help carry out key actions identified by the community in their neighborhood plan.
Our legislation is intended to:
Our Director’s Report contains analysis of the proposed rezones, provides an assessment of the proposal’s effect on estimated growth, and the ability of local infrastructure and services to support development. We have conducted an environmental analysis and made a determination of non-significance. We are recommending adoption of the entire package of rezone proposals. To review these documents, go to our Project Documents page.
The neighborhood plan update identifies specific steps the City and community can take to create vibrant and healthy neighborhoods that include:
An updated plan that reflects the community's values.