23rd Avenue Action Plan
We want to thank everyone who has participated in the process and provided us feedback on the 23rd Avenue Action Plan (Union-Cherry-Jackson), Urban Design Framework, and the rezone recommendations. Over the past two years, over 2,000 total participants and 40 community-based organizations helped form priorities, goals, strategies, and actions for the project. The five community priorities we've identified are:
To review the most updated plan documents, go to our Project Documents page.
State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination
We have refined our action plans based on public input and are ready to move the rezone legislation forward. The rezones are intended to achieve the community’s vision to strengthen the Central Area’s unique identity and community character as identified in the Action Plan and the Comprehensive Plan Central Area Neighborhood Planning Element. These actions will help create vibrant and resilient commercial districts that encourage pedestrian friendly mixed use development, support both existing and new businesses and development, provide opportunities for a variety of shops, services, and affordable housing that serves the diverse Central Area community.
We published the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination of Non-Significance for each node along with the Action Plan, Urban Design Framework, draft ordinances, and a Director’s Report. To review these documents, go to our Project Documents page.
Central Area Block Party
Save the date for the 2nd Central Area Block Party! The party will be September 12 on E Cherry St between 23rd and 25th Ave. We'll have food, music, and lots of fun activities. The Block Party will be organized and sponsored by the 23rd Ave Action Community Team (ACT). The ACT has been a strong proponent for the implementation of the Action Plan and has been working with the the community and the action teams to implement some of the plan's priorities.
The purpose of this project is to establish a city-community collaboration that creates a shared vision and action plan to improve the health and equity of three Central Area community cores: 23rd Avenue and E. Union Street, 23rd Avenue and E. Cherry Street and 23rd Avenue and S. Jackson Street.
Our project will focus on these community cores to: