Adopted Pedestrian Zone Legislation, Ordinance 124770 (May 11, 2015)
On January 13, 2015, Mayor Murray sent changes about pedestrian retail areas (pedestrian zones), along with a Director’s Report, to the City Council for consideration. We briefed the Council’s Planning Land Use and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee in early 2015.
State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review Draft:
On September 18, 2014, we published a full draft of our Pedestrian zone proposal and published a notice of a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on the proposal, as part of the required State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review. A DNS means that we don't think there will be any significant negative environmental impacts caused by our proposal.
The official SEPA comment period ran from September 18 through October 2 of 2014.
Preliminary Staff Recommendations:
To kick-off the community discussion, we reviewed each area to develop a preliminary recommendation. We met with community groups to talk about our preliminary recommendations, and conducted an online survey that closed April 30, 2014. Survey responses for each study area are posted below.
Lake Union District
Magnolia/Queen Anne District
Greater Duwamish District