Following Greenwood residents’ and City Council’s request, we worked with the residents to recommend zoning changes that would encourage future growth of residences and businesses in the Greenwood Urban Village. This will support the Greenwood / Phinney Ridge neighborhood plan’s vision.
The City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee approved our rezone recommendations for the Greenwood town center in March 2013. The full City Council voted 9-0 to approve the rezone on April 1, 2013.
The Greenwood Neighborhood Plan encourages the development of a denser, more walkable and lively town center. We worked with community members to evaluate changes to zoning that would support this vision.
Specifically, we proposed to rezone a 13-acre part of Greenwood’s urban village core, from General Commercial 1 and Lowrise 2 Residential-Commercial, to Neighborhood Commercial 3, with an increased height limit from 40 to 65 feet between NW 85th Street and 87th Street, east of 3rd Avenue NW. This will provide the following benefits:
The rezone legislation was signed by the Mayor on April 9 and became effective on May 9, 2013.