The Land Use Academy held its second session on September 19th. This session focused on current issues in land use planning. Approximately 60 people attended the session and heard brief presentations from the Seattle Office of Housing, Seattle Parks& Recreation, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Historic Seattle, and the Department of Neighborhoods. Presenters spoke on topics such as Affordable Housing, the Open Space Gap Report, Density/Livability Issues, Sustainability, Business and Economic Development, Neighborhood Design Guidelines, and Neighborhood Advocacy.
The session closed with comments and discussion points from attendees. Those included concerns about the neighborhood infrastructure, the rising population, green streets, architectural reviews of new building projects, Emergency Preparedness, and the upcoming Seattle Council elections.