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Pedestrian Retail Areas

Pedestrian Retail Area
Mapping commercial destinations in your community.

Project Documents

Adopted Pedestrian Zone Legislation, Ordinance 124770 (May 11, 2015)

Proposed Legislation

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. 

Summary Materials:

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. 

North Region

Ballard District

North District

Northeast District

Northwest District

Central Region

Central District

East District

Lake Union District

Magnolia/Queen Anne District

South Region

Delridge District

Greater Duwamish District

Southeast District

Southwest District

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