City Adopts South Lake Union Legislation
South Lake Union Rezone Materials
- Director's Report: Zoning Changes to the South Lake Union Urban Center, January 18, 2013
- Proposed South Lake Union Legislation, September 5, 2012
- Open House Presentation: South Lake Union Zoning Changes
- South Lake Union Zoning Changes Summary, June 25, 2012
- South Lake Union Open House Meeting Boards, June 25, 2012 (36 MB)
- South Lake Union Zoning Recommendation Boards, June 25, 2012 (42 MB)
- DRAFT TDR/TIF Implementation Director’s Report
- DRAFT TDR/TIF Implementation Ordinance 1
- DRAFT TDR/TIF Implementation Ordinance 2
- DRAFT Ordinance Adopting Interlocal Agreement
- DRAFT Interlocal Agreement with King County
- DRAFT TDR/TIF Project List Summary
- TDR/TIF Implementation SEPA Checklist
- TDR/TIF Implementation SEPA Determination
As part of the ongoing planning work in the South Lake Union Neighborhood, DPD has been working with the South Lake Union neighborhood to implement the updated South Lake Union neighborhood plan. The new neighborhood plan, adopted by the City Council in November of 2007, builds on goals for neighborhood character, transportation and parks and open space, and adds sustainable development and housing goals.
Neighborhood Plan Implementation: Zoning
In January 2008 the City in partnership with SLUFAN (The South Lake Union Friends and Neighbors Community Council) initiated the urban form study to identify strategies for using height and density in the neighborhood. This study, and the subsequent work on the Urban Design Framework have set the groundwork to study existing and potential zoning to support the goals of the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Plan. Key goals of this work are to:
- Evaluate how increases in height and density can achieve neighborhood plan goals including an increase in the neighborhoods supply of affordable housing, open space, and other public benefits through an incentive zoning program.
- Promote an urban form that contributes to neighborhood livability while accommodating anticipated growth in jobs and housing consistent with the neighborhoods’ Urban Center designation.
- Ensure adequate zoned development capacity for long-term growth in this Urban Center.
- Determine the types of public services and infrastructure that will be necessary to support long term growth.
Neighborhood Plan Implementation: Urban Design Framework
In addition to considering how zoning might advance Comprehensive Plan and Neighborhood Plan goals, the City is working with the neighborhood to develop an Urban Design Framework. The Urban Design Framework builds on 15 years of planning activities in the neighborhood to address important livability issues and guide the character of both public and private development within the neighborhood. A key component of the framework will be an implementation strategy that will guide development of zoning changes, revisions to design guidelines, capital improvements spending, and private development (see Urban Design Framework Page).
January 28, 2013