In 1998, the U District designated three streets as “green streets” through the Comprehensive Plan: Brooklyn Ave N., NE 43rd St., and NE 42nd St. The green street designation means that improvements along these corridors should emphasize open space, landscaping, and a high-quality pedestrian experience. (Some examples are Terry Avenue in South Lake Union and Maynard & Lane Streets. For more information on U District's Green Streets, take a look at our background presentation.)
On April 16th, we held a public open house to present draft design options and hear thoughts from the public. Take a look at the boards from the meeting. Contact Aditi Kambuj at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
The U District EIS will look 20 years into the future, analyzing the possible impacts of several different approaches to zoning. In September 2013, we held a public meeting to present initial thoughts about the EIS and hear public comments. Meeting materials:
We prepared a scoping process summary to report back on comments received so far. A complete draft EIS will be published for public review in Spring 2014.
The EIS and all of our planning work is guided by the U District Urban Design Framework, with guiding principles and recommendations based on a year of community involvement.
The U District Livability Partnership is a separate but related planning effort, led by a wide range of groups and individuals within the U District. City planners are coordinating closely with this group to make sure our work aligns with the work going on in the broader community.
Meeting #1 June 7, 2012
Meeting #2 June 21, 2012
Meeting #3 July 13, 2012
Meeting #4 July 27, 2012
Meeting #5 Sept. 7, 2012
Meeting #6 Sept. 20, 2012
Meeting #7 Oct. 4, 2012
Meeting #8 Oct. 18, 2012
Meeting #9 Nov. 9, 2012
Meeting #10 Nov. 30, 2012
Meetings #11-13: review and discuss draft versions of the Urban Design Framework
Meeting #14 July 25, 2013