Center City Seattle
The Planning Commission assisted city staff with developing new Downtown zoning requirements as part of the Central City Strategy. One unresolved issue remained after the new requirements were enacted that involved tower spacing. The Planning Commission was asked to chair an adhoc committee to review the city's tower spacing policy and develop recommendations for how to improve it. These recommendations were submitted to Council in 2007.
Center City Strategy
The Seattle Planning Commission released recommendations and white paper
on the "Center City Seattle" (PDF)
strategy. The strategy focuses on encouraging economic growth, transportation,
new housing, and great urban neighborhoods in Seattle's downtown core
and the nine centrally located neighborhoods immediately around it.
Publications and information available:
South Downtown Preferred Alternative
The Commission's recommendations on the South Downtown Preferred Alternative focus on five major policy areas: industrial lands, transportation, housing, open space/public amenities and physical environment. View the letter documenting their findings here.
DPD Center City Strategy Homepage
DPD Downtown Zoning Changes Homepage
DPD Livable South Downtown Homepage
Recommendations and White Paper on the "Center City Seattle" Strategy (PDF)