The neighborhoods of Broadview, Bitter Lake and Haller Lake north of Greenwood have updated their neighborhood plan. That combined neighborhood is generally described as from 105th Street to the south and 145th Street to the north, 15th Avenue NE on the east side and Puget Sound on the west.
In response to the community’s neighborhood plan, Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development has drafted zoning changes to promote development of a neighborhood business district on Linden Ave. N.
The changes will affect the east side of Linden Ave. N between N 130th St. & N 145th St., and N 130th St. between Linden Ave. N and Aurora Ave. N. They include the following:
- Rezone the east side of Linden Ave. N to Commercial 1 to reduce the intensity of commercial uses and increase compatibility with the growing residential neighborhood.
- Allow street level residences on Linden Ave. N north of N 135th St.
- Require street-level businesses on the east side of Linden Ave. N between N 135th and N 130th streets to encourage development of a neighborhood shopping district.
- Require portions of new buildings over 45 feet high to set back 10 feet from the street edge to reduce bulk.
- New buildings on and N 130th St. between Linden Ave. N and Aurora Ave. N. will need to create street fronts that support a better walking environment.
- There are no height increases proposed as part of this legislation.
The Bitter Lake Urban Design Framework provides background for the proposed changes.