South Lake Union Rezone Hearing, November 14

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City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee will hold a public hearing on a proposed rezone for the South Lake Union Neighborhood on Wednesday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m.the City Council Chambers, on the 2nd floor of City Hall at 600 4thAvenue, between Cherry and James.

The proposed rezone would increase maximum building heights for commercial and residential buildings, and allow additional height for residential buildings through incentives.

The largest change would increase allowable heights from 40 to 240 feet near the south end of Lake Union for residential development, with incentives. The maps below show current zoning on the left, and proposed zoning on the right (click for a larger picture).

Additional details are available at the DPD website, which contains links to a summary of the proposal, a longer presentation, and the Director’s Report.

An earlier hearing was held on July 24.

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Proposed South Lake Union Zoning

Current South Lake Union Zoning


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Comment from Linda Julien
Time November 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Thank you for this opportunity: Changing the height limits is certainly a slap in the face for those who have built and bought into this area. Any tower built would reduce the value (and property taxes) of the new buildings already in the area. The plane landing would eventually be eliminated for safety’s sake. Please preserve the natural contours. If towers are needed, build them in Belltown not SLU

Comment from Toby Thaler
Time November 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm

What’s your opinion about this proposal? Seems like 125 to 240 foot height right across the street all along the south end of the lake is excessive. The pdf presentation shows pretty “after” pictures but it doesn’t claim to show total envelop capacity/potential. How bad could it get? Is this really what we want: ?

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