Don’t forget! Tomorrow night is the public hearing regarding the Roosevelt legislative rezone. We need a big turnout for this one, so bring the whole family.
The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. at Roosevelt High School in the auditorium.
What is the Roosevelt Legislative Rezone?
- 2006: The RNA submitted a detailed list of recommendations for the legislative rezone to the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). Read the full text of the RNA’s recommendations here (.pdf)
- 2006 – 2011: Lots of meetings, discussions, reports, etc.
- April 21, 2011: The DPD reviewed the RNA’s recommendations and released their final report. DPD’s plan is almost identical to what the neighborhood had recommended. Yay!
- April – May 2011: A funny thing happened. A number of local bloggers and other organizationsstarted complaining to DPD, Mayor McGinn, and City Council members. They say:
- the rezone plan published by DPD was not enough.
- building heights should be much higher; 8 stories, 12 stories…or more all around the station to achieve population density sufficient to “support” the taxpayer’s investment in mass transit.
- forget about their carefully crafted neighborhood plan…those Roosevelt’s NIMBYs have an obligation to take much more density than had been proposed!
- September 2011: In response to the latest rezoning recommendations from Mayor McGinn and DPD, which have now been submitted to City Council for evaluation, the RNA has convened a special workgroup of representatives from various parts of the community. The “Consensus Group”, as it is called, has been meeting since early August to review the City’s specific proposals and to prepare a detailed response. That response, in draft form, is now available for review by the broader community:
- Roosevelt Neighborhood Association: Land Use Committee updates
- Seattle Department of Planning and Development: Roosevelt Rezone Recommendations