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Greenwood Community Council meets tonight to discuss Seattle’s Draft Comprehensive Plan

Tonight’s Greenwood Community Council meeting will focus on how Seattle’s Draft Comprehensive Plan will affect Greenwood. The Comprehensive Plan will guide the city’s growth management through 2035. Comments on the draft plan are due by Nov. 20.

The meeting is from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

The Comprehensive Plan is required under the state’s growth management act to identify where growth should occur and ensure that schools, streets, parks and other city investments will be in place to accommodate it. The comp plan provides broad policies about growth and investment, including the future zoning plan. Seattle policy is to concentrate development in designated “urban villages” to encourage walking and healthy business districts. Over the past couple of years battles have been raging over rapid growth, how Seattle can remain affordable, and transportation, parking, school and public space impacts.

At our membership meeting this week Joel Darnell, our Land Use Committee Chair, will:

  • Provide an overview of the Comprehensive plan history for context, overall themes, and schedule for review and adoption.
  • Summarize the proposed Draft Plan relative to the Draft Environmental Assessment Alternatives from earlier this summer
  • Outline key points of the 2035 Draft Plan and related land issues
  • Discussion of goals for Greenwood neighborhood for review of Comprehensive Plan policies