Our summary of community comments on our preliminary recommendations is now available. Our preliminary recommendations include changes to the Comprehensive Plan and zoning for Interbay, the Phase 1 study area.
Our planning work in Ballard will get underway this fall. Until then, we are supporting and coordinating with other important efforts in the neighborhood – the Ballard to Downtown Seattle Transit Expansion Study and the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth.
We have initiated a land use study of an approximately three-mile corridor along Elliot Avenue W and 15th Avenue NW from Interbay to Ballard. Past development of the Elliot Avenue / 15th Avenue corridor has not followed a coherent plan. Recent retail, residential, and office developments are pushing up property values, which could potentially squeeze out industrial uses and jobs. Some property owners would like more flexibility to develop their property. Enhanced transit service is yet another reason to rethink the future of this area.
Our study, conducted with input of the community, will analyze existing conditions and explore options for future land use along this heavily travelled, multi-functional route. Our study will include proposed changes, if necessary, to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan or the land use code to support the vision. Goals for this project include:
A clear vision that will help guide future development in the Elliot Avenue / 15th Avenue Corridor.