Information on One Seattle Comprehensive Plan Update

May 7th is deadline for comments on the draft plan

Description of proposal: The City of Seattle is conducting a major update of its Comprehensive Plan and implementing development regulations with the goal of adopting a new plan in 2024 (referred to as “One Seattle Plan”). Per the Mayor's office "Seattle’s goal is to make the city more equitable, livable, sustainable, and resilient for today’s communities and future residents." The plan is a policy document and the EIS evaluates four alternatives for changes in zoning and development regulations to accommodate projected population increases of between 80,000 - 120,000. See PRCC home page for links to the draft plan and EIS.

The map below of District 6 shows the proposed expansion of the area formerly called the Greenwood/Phinney Urban Village. The new plan now refers to this as an Urban Center. Note also the addition of a new designation called Urban Neighborhood at the intersection of Phinney and 65th extending several blocks in all directions. The plan calls for increased height in this area. The plan also describes potential increases in development capacity in all formerly "single family" zones to enable construction of multi-family buildings up to 6 units on a lot. Six units would be allowed if 2 of the units are "affordable" or if within 800 fee of frequent transit (which includes the #5 bus.)

Read up on the details of the proposal at

draft plan growth strategy map_By Districts 6.pdf