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Review the decade-old Neighborhood Plan

By Geeky Swedes · July 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

More than a decade ago the city created Neighborhood Plans to manage growth in Seattle’s neighborhoods. Now the city is revisiting the plans to see if they are achieving their goals and strategies. Tomorrow night, the Seattle Planning Commission and the Neighborhood Planning Advisory Committee invites the public to review and comment on the plans that were drawn up for Ballard, Crown Hill, Greenwood/Phinney, Fremont, Wallingford and Green Lake. A second series of meetings will be held in October to review the status reports that will be written up after the city-wide meetings. You can review the Neighborhood Plan for Fremont here. The meeting is Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.

  • holz

    this is what i'd love to see:

    -if we are to revisit the plan, less developers that on the original FUNC neighborhood planning committee (more residents and small business owners)
    -more public space
    -more green space
    -creation of urban event(s) along canal, e.g. steps on the north side of canal down to water for sunning, dipping feet. (like in basel: http://www.montag-stiftungen.c
    -better design/development standards: most of the projects built in fremont save for a handful in the last 5 years have been pathetic.
    -repealing the ineffective RPZ
    -pushing for more affordable housing
    -more public transportation options (still) and not just buses
    -bikeable streets – the burke gilman doesn't count.
    -increase bike parking
    -restricting number of bars (increases business diversity)
    -car free urban village, streets as playgrounds & open spaces
    -mobility priority to bikers, pedestrians and public transportation
    -increased pedestrian safety and mobility (e.g. bring back our crosswalks, correcting traffic signals so they don't take 5+ minutes)
    -incentivize car-free living
    -banning four packs & increasing density in an appropriate manner
    -promotion of co-housing
    -push for fremont to become a center for urban sustainability
    -conservation of trees
    -neighborhood center
    -recognize fremont's outer core business
    -continuation of public art

    the “fremont vision” needs to be revised

  • doug11

    I'd love to see progress on the streetcar proposal — Fremont to Ballard on Leary and Fremont to SLU on Westlake!!!

    • holz

      definitely.

      even a bus that went from fremont to pike/pine, slu or ballard without a transfer would be an improvement.

      constantly confounded as to why nodal transportation is non-existent here.




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