Crown Hill Urban Village

What’s Happening Now?

Over the past few months, we've connected with many community stakeholders and received a lot of meaningful feedback about what people love about Crown Hill and what they want to help improve. We are currently working with community and City departments to explore ideas for projects and strategies that address community identified priorities.

Couldn't make it to the March 3 Community Workshop? 

Over 50 of you participated in the March 3 workshop. Thanks for rolling up your sleeves and being creative problem-solvers!

Learn More about the Crown Hill Community Planning Process
Want to learn more about the Crown Hill Urban Village and the community planning process?

Ongoing Outreach

We are continuing our community outreach to ensure our planning process engages a full range of community stakeholders. Help us spread the word and let your networks know about our upcoming events, or invite us to your community meeting or event. If you'd like to get emails about events and updates, please subscribe to our email list!

What's Happened So Far?

Online Survey #1: Community Assets, Issues and Opportunities (Oct - Dec. 2018)
Thank you for sharing your thoughts in community priorities and opportunities in the online survey! Over 220 people responded to help us identify what is in the area now, what the community needs, and how they want to see things improved. See the results here.

Community Workshop #1 Results (Oct. 13, 2018) The first community workshop on October 13 focused on learning more about Crown Hill and working to identify priority issues and opportunities. If you couldn't make it, you can view PDFs of the boards and email comments to CrownHillPlan@seattle.gov.

Project Goals

The City and community will work to develop a Community Action Plan that identifies priority issues and opportunities in the neighborhood. The plan will result in recommendations and specific steps the City and community can take to foster a vibrant, walkable, and healthy neighborhood.

We've heard the following themes during previous community conversations, and will continue to engage with the community on these and other issues:

  • Create a walkable town center with a variety of businesses and services
  • Improve pedestrian and bicycle connections, especially to parks, schools, and transit
  • Foster safe, and engaging public spaces and streetscapes
  • Add and retain affordable housing in the neighborhood
  • Improve stormwater drainage
  • Shape new development to benefit the neighborhood

Get Involved

Your feedback will help guide community priorities and future investments in the neighborhood.

Ongoing Outreach
We are continuing our community outreach to ensure our planning process engages a full range of community stakeholders. Help us spread the word and let your networks know about our upcoming events, or invite us to your community meeting or event. If you'd like to get emails about events and updates, please subscribe to our email list!

Online Engagement
We have a variety of online tools where you can learn about the project and process, identify key concerns and opportunities for improvement in the neighborhood, and help guide the vision for Crown Hill in the future:

  • Take our most recent survey to provide feedback about ideas on how to address community priorities (coming soon).
  • Learn about the Crown Hill Urban Village with an interactive online storymap; or
  • Drop a pin on our map and let us know what your ideas are!

Community Workshops
A series of four Community Workshops will be held from October 2018 - June 2019 to provide a place to collaborate on developing an action plan around key priorities and to guide growth and coordinate investments in livability in the Crown Hill Urban Village.

The next community workshop is anticipated to be in May/June. Sign up for our email list to get updates!

Project Documents

Community Workshop #2: Exploring Emerging Directions

Community Workshop #1: Learn, Listen & Vision

Online Survey: Community Assets, Issues and Opportunities

Community Planning in Crown Hill

Project Timeline

This effort is expected to run through the end of 2019. Below is a general outline of the anticipated process, including what the outcomes and focus of community engagement will be for each phase.

Timeline graphic for the Crown Hill Project

Phase I: Organize (Q3 2018)

  • Identify stakeholders and community groups
  • Develop planning schedule and key dates

Phase II: Share, Learn & Vision (Q3 2018 - Q4 2018)

  • Explore data and trends
  • Identify challenges, opportunities, goals and priorities
  • Develop vision and guiding principles

Phase III: Explore Strategies (Q4 2018 - Q2 2019)

  • Develop and explore short and long term strategies and tools with community and agency partners

Phase IV: Finalize (Q2 2019 - Q3 2019)

  • Vet and finalize key strategies and actions with community and agency partners

Phase V: Implement (Q3 2019 - Q4 2019)

  • Conduct regulatory process for adoption
  • Collaborate with community and agency partners for near-term actions