In December we released a study of the Greater Duwamish Manufacturing and Industrial Center (M/IC) that reevaluates our policies regarding future uses in the M/IC. Our recommendations focus on changes to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Code to limit activities that could interfere with industry and port operations in the M/IC.
In addition to our recommendations, the study analyzes existing conditions and past studies related to industrial lands. While preparing this study we met several times with a stakeholder advisory group of industrial businesses and landowners to share our findings and early recommendations. The recommendations in the study were prepared by DPD staff and do not necessarily reflect the views of the stakeholders we have been meeting with.
We also just released a Stadium District Study with recommendations for future land uses in the stadium district that borders the M/IC.
The recommendations contained in our report will:
The City Council is now considering amendments to Seattle's Comprehensive Plan that include recommendations from the Industrial Lands Study. We expect the City Council vote on these Comprehensive Plan changes in March of 2014.