In November 2013, we released our Stadium District Study recommendations and our Duwamish Industrial Lands Study recommendations and asked for public comments on both. Our recommendations from both studies were included in a set of proposed amendments to our Comprehensive Plan. In late 2013, City Council decided that both sets of our amendments needed more study, and deferred our proposed Duwamish Industrial Lands and Stadium District recommendations for review as part of the major Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan update. So action on both studies is currently on hold.
In 2016 the City Council will consider whether to incorporate the policy changes into the Comprehensive Plan as part of the Seattle 2035 process.
The Stadium District Study recommends setting up a new Stadium District neighborhood that will focus on sports and entertainment and related business and industries including hotels, which are not currently allowed by the zoning rules. We also recommend improvements to open spaces and sidewalks such as an Occidental Avenue Promenade near the stadiums.
Our goals include:
Some potential project outcomes include: