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Future of 35th Ave NE 
NE Seattle residents proactively planning for change
BACKGROUND 
VISION PLAN 
• Completed in 2010 by the Wedgwood Community Council 
through grant following outcry over a development. 
Prompted the WCC to ask “what do we want.” 
• +800 respondents to Wedgwood Vision Plan survey 
• Applies to Wedgwood only (north of NE 75th St & 
south of NE 95th St) 
• First 2 suggested actions: 
1. Undertake a neighborhood plan that includes a review 
of current zoning standards and design guidelines with the City DPD. Revise 
development standards as appropriate in accordance with community preferences 
established in the neighborhood plan. 
2. Work with Seattle DPD to establish neighborhood-specific design guidelines that 
direct new development
BACKGROUND 
35th AVE COMMITTEE 
• Formed out of Vision Plan in 2012 to 
pursue neighborhood plan for 35th Ave NE 
• Hosted 2 kick-off community meetings 
• Invited anyone in community to join 
the 35th Ave Committee 
• Comprised of residents of Ravenna, Bryant, 
Wedgwood, View Ridge, Hawthorne Hill 
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BACKGROUND 
35th AVE COMMITTEE (cont) 
• Co-hosted 7 “Coffee Talks” in 2012 with APA-WA 
CPAT on planning topics and principals for community 
• Completed 35th Ave NE Business District survey in 
2013 with +1,000 respondents. Results include: 
• 89% respondents live in neighborhood. 
• 84% are comfortable with more development. 
• 92% would like increased retail diversity. 
• 88% believe business district is underdeveloped. 
• People were comfortable with more development if it 
improves streetscape/walkability (75%), well designed (72%), 
located appropriately (55%), provides increased retail (46%), and 
transitions well with single-family (44%).
BACKGROUND 
35th AVE COMMITTEE (cont) 
• Following survey results, developed a planning process 
in consultation with Seattle DPD which was endorsed 
by both RBCA & WCC 
• Awarded grant by Seattle DON to complete: 
- Streetscape Guidelines 
- Zoning Recommendations 
• Hired consultant team and scheduled 3 public workshops
BACKGROUND 
35th AVE COMMITTEE – PROJECT GOALS 
• Recognizing that change is inevitable, the goal was to initiate a 
community discussion to develop a proactive plan for the 35th Ave NE 
business district which includes: 
• Streetscape Design Guidelines 
• Zoning Recommendations 
• The plan is not intended to change the 35th Ave NE business district 
immediately, but to create a platform for community supported 
change in the future.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 1 & 2 OUTREACH 
• Mailed +1,800 postcards to all residences 
within 5-blocks of 35th Ave NE in project area. 
• Mailed postcards to all landowners along 
35th Ave NE in project area. 
• Posted flyers and 200 additional postcards at businesses 
along 35th Ave NE. 
• Visited all businesses and hosted “Business & Beer” happy 
hour event for them. 
• Website/blog posts, Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, & 
e-newsletters. 
• A-boards on 35th Ave NE from NE 65th St to NE 95th St.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 1 
• ~80 participants 
• Presentation explaining background, 
describe current zoning, and project goals. 
• Work groups to discuss: 
• Existing and desirable landuse & building character 
• Existing and desirable streetscape design features
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 2 
• ~80 participants 
• Presented streetscape concepts based 
on PW1 results. 
• Presented 3 zoning alternatives: 
• Existing conditions 
• Moderate increase 
• Higher increase 
• Breakout tables to discuss alternatives. 
• Participants scored alternatives from 1-5.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 2 (cont) 
Results of participant score sheets: 
NE 65th St Alternatives 
Existing (3-story) 2.4 
4/5-story 3.5 
NE 75th St Alternatives 
Existing (3-story) 2.6 
4-story 3.6 
6-story 3.1 
NE 85th St Alternatives 
Existing (4-story) 2.8 
5-story: 3.6 
6-story: 3.1 
NE 95th St Alternatives 
Existing (3-story) 2.6 
4-story: 3.7 
5-story: 2.9
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 OUTREACH 
• Mailed 2nd postcard to all residences (+1,800) 
within 5-blocks of 35th Ave NE in project area. 
• Posted flyers and 200 additional postcards 
at businesses along 35th Ave NE. 
• Website/blog posts, Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, 
& e-newsletters. 
• A-boards on 35th Ave NE from NE 65th St to NE 95th St.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 
• ~70 participants 
• Presented proposed streetscape guidelines and zoning 
recommendations based on PW2 results. 
• Prepared supplemental design guidelines to accompany zoning and 
streetscape plans. Not originally included in project scope. 
• Breakout tables to discuss alternatives. 
• Participants rated aspects of the supplemental design guidelines, 
streetscape plan and zoning recommendation: Yes, No, Maybe
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) 
IMPORTANT: 
The streetscape design guidelines, supplemental design guidelines, and 
zoning recommendations are intended to complement each other. 
Focusing on any one particular aspect of the ‘plan’ without 
understanding the others results in an incomplete understanding of the 
plan.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SIDEWALK WIDTHS 
Seek 2-foot setback from developers at nodes to increase sidewalk 
widths. 
CONNECTORS NODES
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – IMPROVE SAFETY 
Add friction along 35th Ave NE to reduce speeds and reduce crossing 
widths to improve pedestrian safety.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – IMPROVE SAFETY & TRAFFIC FLOW 
Improve traffic flow at 35th/75th and eliminate peak hour parking 
restrictions.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – CONNECTOR AMENITIES
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – NODE AMENITIES
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES 
• Intended to supplement the city-wide design guidelines which were 
updated in 2013 (e.g., post Jasper Apartment building). 
• Requests setbacks and design features for the community at the 
expense of developers in exchange for modest height increases. 
• Create more desirable pedestrian environment. 
• Allow for improved retail opportunities in business district. 
• Provide adjacent residents with increased transitions, privacy, and solar 
protection. 
• Provide developers with improved predictability during design review 
process.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES 
Maximize floor height to 
create more desirable retail 
spaces for preferred business 
types.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES 
Seek 2-foot setback from 
developers at nodes to 
increase sidewalk widths for 
safer, more comfortable 
pedestrian experiences; allow 
public benches and art; and 
accommodate for sidewalk 
cafes.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES 
Seek height and depth setbacks 
from sidewalks for ground-level 
residences to improves privacy 
and create more desirable 
residential experiences.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES 
Seek wider sidewalk radii at 
intersections to improve 
pedestrian environment and 
connections to side streets.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES 
Require parking behind or below 
buildings, not along street frontage. 
Minimize driveway cuts and vehicle 
access off of 35th Ave NE.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES 
Request additional setbacks 
from single-family residences 
to protect solar exposure and 
use vegetation screening or 
80 ft buffer between 
developments and SF homes 
for privacy.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES 
Respond to neighborhood 
architectural character and quality 
of materials.
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – ZONING CHEAT SHEET 
Neighborhood Commercial (NC1 and NC2) are further characterized by height. For instance, 
NC1-40 means NC1 with a 40 foot height. 
The currently allowed height limits for NC zones within the Seattle Zoning Code include: 
NC-30, NC-40, NC-65, NC-85, NC-125, and NC-160. 
Note: There is no NC-50 or NC-55 in the Seattle Zoning Code.
• Currently zoned NC1-30 for 3-story 
neighborhood commercial buildings with 
commercial on ground-floor along NE 65th St 
from Bryant Café to Wedgwood Mart. 
• Currently zoned L-2 for multifamily lowrise 
(e.g., apartments, townhomes, rowhouses) 
along 35th Ave NE from NE Branch Library 
south to NC1-30 zone. 
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – NE 65th STREET NODE 
NC1-30
• Currently zoned NC2-30 for 3-story 
neighborhood commercial buildings with 
commercial on ground-floor from Starbucks 
to Thai of Wedgwood. 
• Currently zoned L-2 for multifamily lowrise 
(e.g., apartments, townhomes, rowhouses) 
from Messiah Lutheran to south. 
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – NE 75th STREET NODE 
NC2-30 
NC2-30
• Currently zoned L-3 for multifamily lowrise 
(e.g., apartments, townhomes, rowhouses) 
around NE 87th St (except for US Bank). 
• Currently zoned NC2-40 for 4-story 
neighborhood commercial buildings with 
commercial on ground-floor from 
Homestreet Bank to the US Bank. 
• Currently zoned L2-RC for multifamily lowrise 
with commercial on ground-flood allowed 
from Seattle Audubon south to Wedgwood 
Presbyterian Church. 
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – NE 85th STREET NODE 
NC2-40
• Currently zoned NC1-30 for 3-story 
neighborhood commercial buildings with 
commercial on ground-floor at whole NE 95th 
Street node. 
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – NE 95th STREET NODE 
NC1-
BACKGROUND 
PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 FEEDBACK 
• Received comments and scores from PW3 participants. 
• Posted PW3 documents and presentation online and advertised post on 
website/blog posts, Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, & e-newsletters. 
• Mailed all landowners where zoning changes were proposed a letter 
explaining the project, changes, and public comment period. 
• Hosted 2-week public comment period for those who couldn’t attend PW3. 
• 2,608 pageviews between August 1-15 (public comment period) 
• 60 public comments received.
REVISED PROPOSAL 
REVISIONS MADE TO PREFERRED PLAN(S) 
• Based on PW3 ratings, public comments, and previous data received, 
revisions were made accordingly. 
• No revisions were warranted for the streetscape design guidelines. 
• 1 additional supplemental design guideline was added. 
• Made revisions to zoning recommendations at 3 of 4 nodes.
REVISED PROPOSAL 
REVISIONS MADE TO PREFERRED PLAN(S) 
• No changes were made to the proposed supplemental design 
guidelines. 
• 1 additional supplemental design guideline was added. 
• To reduce the potential of the “canyon” feel along the business district, a 
10-foot setback from the street frontages for all floors over the 4th floor.
REVISED PROPOSAL 
REVISIONS MADE TO PREFERRED PLAN(S) – 
NE 65th STREET NODE
REVISED PROPOSAL 
REVISIONS MADE TO PREFERRED PLAN(S) – 
NE 75th STREET NODE
REVISED PROPOSAL 
REVISIONS MADE TO PREFERRED PLAN(S) – 
NE 85th STREET NODE 
NOT SHOWN: Change zoning south of NE 80th Street 
on part of Wedgwood Presbyterian Church parking 
lot, Hunter Farm lot, and US Post Office from L2 to 
L2-RC to allow commercial uses on ground floor.
REVISED PROPOSAL 
REVISIONS MADE TO PREFERRED PLAN(S) – 
NE 95th STREET NODE 
NO CHANGE
CONCLUSION 
FUTURE OF 35TH AVE NE - OUTCOME 
• Through this public planning process, the 35th Ave Committee has 
attempted to lead the community through an open and proactive 
planning process to articulate a consensus vision and plan for the 
future of the 35th Ave NE business district. We have reached out to 
residents, businesses, landowners, and others who could be most 
effected for their input. While unanimity is not realistic and has not 
been achieved, we believe the proposed planning tools complement 
each other and are consistent with what the community has stated at 
public workshops and other data collected over the past 4 years.
CONCLUSION 
FUTURE OF 35TH AVE NE – NEXT STEPS 
• We intend to seek the endorsement of this plan by the Ravenna-Bryant 
Community Association (RBCA) and Wedgwood Community Council (WCC) 
• It is our intention to work with our consultant team to assembled these planning 
tools into a single document for the 35th Ave NE which can be used by the 35th 
Ave Committee, RBCA, and WCC. The plan will also be provided to Seattle DPD, 
SDOT, and the Seattle Planning Commission. 
• The Streetscape Design Guidelines will be reviewed by SDOT and hopefully 
adopted into Chapter 6 of the City’s Right-of-Way Improvements Manual. 
• It is our intention to provide the Supplemental Design Guidelines to the Seattle 
Design Board and NE District Design Review Board. 
• We intend to meet with DPD to discuss the zoning recommendations and discuss 
next steps. The zoning changes described in this plan are only 
“recommendations” at this time. Actually changing the zoning is a lengthy 
process that would likely require further public notice.
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Future of 35th Ave NE - Revised Plan

  • 1. Future of 35th Ave NE NE Seattle residents proactively planning for change
  • 2. BACKGROUND VISION PLAN • Completed in 2010 by the Wedgwood Community Council through grant following outcry over a development. Prompted the WCC to ask “what do we want.” • +800 respondents to Wedgwood Vision Plan survey • Applies to Wedgwood only (north of NE 75th St & south of NE 95th St) • First 2 suggested actions: 1. Undertake a neighborhood plan that includes a review of current zoning standards and design guidelines with the City DPD. Revise development standards as appropriate in accordance with community preferences established in the neighborhood plan. 2. Work with Seattle DPD to establish neighborhood-specific design guidelines that direct new development
  • 3. BACKGROUND 35th AVE COMMITTEE • Formed out of Vision Plan in 2012 to pursue neighborhood plan for 35th Ave NE • Hosted 2 kick-off community meetings • Invited anyone in community to join the 35th Ave Committee • Comprised of residents of Ravenna, Bryant, Wedgwood, View Ridge, Hawthorne Hill Click to Link to Slideshow Click to Link to Video
  • 4. BACKGROUND 35th AVE COMMITTEE (cont) • Co-hosted 7 “Coffee Talks” in 2012 with APA-WA CPAT on planning topics and principals for community • Completed 35th Ave NE Business District survey in 2013 with +1,000 respondents. Results include: • 89% respondents live in neighborhood. • 84% are comfortable with more development. • 92% would like increased retail diversity. • 88% believe business district is underdeveloped. • People were comfortable with more development if it improves streetscape/walkability (75%), well designed (72%), located appropriately (55%), provides increased retail (46%), and transitions well with single-family (44%).
  • 5. BACKGROUND 35th AVE COMMITTEE (cont) • Following survey results, developed a planning process in consultation with Seattle DPD which was endorsed by both RBCA & WCC • Awarded grant by Seattle DON to complete: - Streetscape Guidelines - Zoning Recommendations • Hired consultant team and scheduled 3 public workshops
  • 6. BACKGROUND 35th AVE COMMITTEE – PROJECT GOALS • Recognizing that change is inevitable, the goal was to initiate a community discussion to develop a proactive plan for the 35th Ave NE business district which includes: • Streetscape Design Guidelines • Zoning Recommendations • The plan is not intended to change the 35th Ave NE business district immediately, but to create a platform for community supported change in the future.
  • 7. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 1 & 2 OUTREACH • Mailed +1,800 postcards to all residences within 5-blocks of 35th Ave NE in project area. • Mailed postcards to all landowners along 35th Ave NE in project area. • Posted flyers and 200 additional postcards at businesses along 35th Ave NE. • Visited all businesses and hosted “Business & Beer” happy hour event for them. • Website/blog posts, Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, & e-newsletters. • A-boards on 35th Ave NE from NE 65th St to NE 95th St.
  • 8. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 1 • ~80 participants • Presentation explaining background, describe current zoning, and project goals. • Work groups to discuss: • Existing and desirable landuse & building character • Existing and desirable streetscape design features
  • 9. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 2 • ~80 participants • Presented streetscape concepts based on PW1 results. • Presented 3 zoning alternatives: • Existing conditions • Moderate increase • Higher increase • Breakout tables to discuss alternatives. • Participants scored alternatives from 1-5.
  • 10. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 2 (cont) Results of participant score sheets: NE 65th St Alternatives Existing (3-story) 2.4 4/5-story 3.5 NE 75th St Alternatives Existing (3-story) 2.6 4-story 3.6 6-story 3.1 NE 85th St Alternatives Existing (4-story) 2.8 5-story: 3.6 6-story: 3.1 NE 95th St Alternatives Existing (3-story) 2.6 4-story: 3.7 5-story: 2.9
  • 11. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 OUTREACH • Mailed 2nd postcard to all residences (+1,800) within 5-blocks of 35th Ave NE in project area. • Posted flyers and 200 additional postcards at businesses along 35th Ave NE. • Website/blog posts, Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, & e-newsletters. • A-boards on 35th Ave NE from NE 65th St to NE 95th St.
  • 12. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 • ~70 participants • Presented proposed streetscape guidelines and zoning recommendations based on PW2 results. • Prepared supplemental design guidelines to accompany zoning and streetscape plans. Not originally included in project scope. • Breakout tables to discuss alternatives. • Participants rated aspects of the supplemental design guidelines, streetscape plan and zoning recommendation: Yes, No, Maybe
  • 13. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) IMPORTANT: The streetscape design guidelines, supplemental design guidelines, and zoning recommendations are intended to complement each other. Focusing on any one particular aspect of the ‘plan’ without understanding the others results in an incomplete understanding of the plan.
  • 14. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SIDEWALK WIDTHS Seek 2-foot setback from developers at nodes to increase sidewalk widths. CONNECTORS NODES
  • 15. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – IMPROVE SAFETY Add friction along 35th Ave NE to reduce speeds and reduce crossing widths to improve pedestrian safety.
  • 16. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – IMPROVE SAFETY & TRAFFIC FLOW Improve traffic flow at 35th/75th and eliminate peak hour parking restrictions.
  • 17. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – CONNECTOR AMENITIES
  • 18. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – NODE AMENITIES
  • 19. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES • Intended to supplement the city-wide design guidelines which were updated in 2013 (e.g., post Jasper Apartment building). • Requests setbacks and design features for the community at the expense of developers in exchange for modest height increases. • Create more desirable pedestrian environment. • Allow for improved retail opportunities in business district. • Provide adjacent residents with increased transitions, privacy, and solar protection. • Provide developers with improved predictability during design review process.
  • 20. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES Maximize floor height to create more desirable retail spaces for preferred business types.
  • 21. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES Seek 2-foot setback from developers at nodes to increase sidewalk widths for safer, more comfortable pedestrian experiences; allow public benches and art; and accommodate for sidewalk cafes.
  • 22. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES Seek height and depth setbacks from sidewalks for ground-level residences to improves privacy and create more desirable residential experiences.
  • 23. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES Seek wider sidewalk radii at intersections to improve pedestrian environment and connections to side streets.
  • 24. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES Require parking behind or below buildings, not along street frontage. Minimize driveway cuts and vehicle access off of 35th Ave NE.
  • 25. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES Request additional setbacks from single-family residences to protect solar exposure and use vegetation screening or 80 ft buffer between developments and SF homes for privacy.
  • 26. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – SUPP DESIGN GUIDELINES Respond to neighborhood architectural character and quality of materials.
  • 27. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – ZONING CHEAT SHEET Neighborhood Commercial (NC1 and NC2) are further characterized by height. For instance, NC1-40 means NC1 with a 40 foot height. The currently allowed height limits for NC zones within the Seattle Zoning Code include: NC-30, NC-40, NC-65, NC-85, NC-125, and NC-160. Note: There is no NC-50 or NC-55 in the Seattle Zoning Code.
  • 28. • Currently zoned NC1-30 for 3-story neighborhood commercial buildings with commercial on ground-floor along NE 65th St from Bryant Café to Wedgwood Mart. • Currently zoned L-2 for multifamily lowrise (e.g., apartments, townhomes, rowhouses) along 35th Ave NE from NE Branch Library south to NC1-30 zone. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – NE 65th STREET NODE NC1-30
  • 29. • Currently zoned NC2-30 for 3-story neighborhood commercial buildings with commercial on ground-floor from Starbucks to Thai of Wedgwood. • Currently zoned L-2 for multifamily lowrise (e.g., apartments, townhomes, rowhouses) from Messiah Lutheran to south. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – NE 75th STREET NODE NC2-30 NC2-30
  • 30. • Currently zoned L-3 for multifamily lowrise (e.g., apartments, townhomes, rowhouses) around NE 87th St (except for US Bank). • Currently zoned NC2-40 for 4-story neighborhood commercial buildings with commercial on ground-floor from Homestreet Bank to the US Bank. • Currently zoned L2-RC for multifamily lowrise with commercial on ground-flood allowed from Seattle Audubon south to Wedgwood Presbyterian Church. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – NE 85th STREET NODE NC2-40
  • 31. • Currently zoned NC1-30 for 3-story neighborhood commercial buildings with commercial on ground-floor at whole NE 95th Street node. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 (cont) – NE 95th STREET NODE NC1-
  • 32. BACKGROUND PUBLIC WORKSHOP 3 FEEDBACK • Received comments and scores from PW3 participants. • Posted PW3 documents and presentation online and advertised post on website/blog posts, Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, & e-newsletters. • Mailed all landowners where zoning changes were proposed a letter explaining the project, changes, and public comment period. • Hosted 2-week public comment period for those who couldn’t attend PW3. • 2,608 pageviews between August 1-15 (public comment period) • 60 public comments received.
  • 33. REVISED PROPOSAL REVISIONS MADE TO PREFERRED PLAN(S) • Based on PW3 ratings, public comments, and previous data received, revisions were made accordingly. • No revisions were warranted for the streetscape design guidelines. • 1 additional supplemental design guideline was added. • Made revisions to zoning recommendations at 3 of 4 nodes.
  • 34. REVISED PROPOSAL REVISIONS MADE TO PREFERRED PLAN(S) • No changes were made to the proposed supplemental design guidelines. • 1 additional supplemental design guideline was added. • To reduce the potential of the “canyon” feel along the business district, a 10-foot setback from the street frontages for all floors over the 4th floor.
  • 35. REVISED PROPOSAL REVISIONS MADE TO PREFERRED PLAN(S) – NE 65th STREET NODE
  • 36. REVISED PROPOSAL REVISIONS MADE TO PREFERRED PLAN(S) – NE 75th STREET NODE
  • 37. REVISED PROPOSAL REVISIONS MADE TO PREFERRED PLAN(S) – NE 85th STREET NODE NOT SHOWN: Change zoning south of NE 80th Street on part of Wedgwood Presbyterian Church parking lot, Hunter Farm lot, and US Post Office from L2 to L2-RC to allow commercial uses on ground floor.
  • 38. REVISED PROPOSAL REVISIONS MADE TO PREFERRED PLAN(S) – NE 95th STREET NODE NO CHANGE
  • 39. CONCLUSION FUTURE OF 35TH AVE NE - OUTCOME • Through this public planning process, the 35th Ave Committee has attempted to lead the community through an open and proactive planning process to articulate a consensus vision and plan for the future of the 35th Ave NE business district. We have reached out to residents, businesses, landowners, and others who could be most effected for their input. While unanimity is not realistic and has not been achieved, we believe the proposed planning tools complement each other and are consistent with what the community has stated at public workshops and other data collected over the past 4 years.
  • 40. CONCLUSION FUTURE OF 35TH AVE NE – NEXT STEPS • We intend to seek the endorsement of this plan by the Ravenna-Bryant Community Association (RBCA) and Wedgwood Community Council (WCC) • It is our intention to work with our consultant team to assembled these planning tools into a single document for the 35th Ave NE which can be used by the 35th Ave Committee, RBCA, and WCC. The plan will also be provided to Seattle DPD, SDOT, and the Seattle Planning Commission. • The Streetscape Design Guidelines will be reviewed by SDOT and hopefully adopted into Chapter 6 of the City’s Right-of-Way Improvements Manual. • It is our intention to provide the Supplemental Design Guidelines to the Seattle Design Board and NE District Design Review Board. • We intend to meet with DPD to discuss the zoning recommendations and discuss next steps. The zoning changes described in this plan are only “recommendations” at this time. Actually changing the zoning is a lengthy process that would likely require further public notice.
  • 41. Q&A