The Roosevelt Legislative Rezone is now on the “front burner”. This is the process by which Seattle City Council will consider rezoning of blocks around the future light rail station area. Discussion of building heights for specific blocks is under great scrutiny at this time.
On Monday, September 19th at 6:00 PM, the Seattle City Council’s land use committee (“COBE”) will conduct a public hearing at the Roosevelt High School auditorium. It is very important to have large attendance at this meeting, if only to show Council how seriously we consider their decision about land use in our neighborhood. Everyone will have an opportunity to speak at the hearing, to provide written comments, or simply to observe and understand these important developments in our community.
To inform and prepare you for the public hearing on Sept. 19th, the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association will conduct a “land use briefing” on Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00 PM at Calvary Christian Assembly. At this meeting you will learn about the work of the “Consensus Group”, which is a handful of Roosevelt and Ravenna neighbors who have been working to refine the original zoning proposals put forth by the RNA in 2006. More specifically, the Consensus Group has been evaluating the latest rezoning recommendations from Mayor McGinn and the Department of Planning and Development and preparing our response which we will deliver to City Council at the public hearing on Sept. 19th. At the briefing on Sept. 13th, the RNA Board wants to share with the broader community specific ideas and proposals for discussion and support. With a better understanding of the issues gained at the Sept. 13th meeting, you’ll be well prepared to make your own comments at the Sept. 19th public hearing, should you choose to do so.
Please mark your calendars for these two important meetings. The Sept. 19th date is clearly most important, but come to both meetings if you can.
Tuesday, September 13th, 7:00 PM, Calvary Christian Assembly – RNA Land Use Briefing & Discussion
Monday, September 19th, 6:00 PM, Roosevelt High School – Seattle City Council Public Hearing
The Roosevelt Legislative Rezone is the culmination of many years of work by Roosevelt and Ravenna neighbors. This is the most important time for you to engage in community affairs. Thanks for your support!
Chair, Land Use Committee
Roosevelt Neighborhood Association
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