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Public hearing Nov. 27 on Aurora-Licton Residential Urban Village development moratorium

The Seattle City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, about its one-year emergency moratorium on new permits for certain auto-oriented and other commercial uses in the Aurora-Licton Residential Urban Village. The meeting will be in City Council Chambers, on the second floor of Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave.

If you want to testify during the hearing, a sign-up sheet will be available outside the Council Chamber half an hour before the hearing.

The Council passed Ordinance 125425 on Oct. 10 because it found that “recent development activity is inconsistent with adopted Comprehensive Plan goals and policies for the Aurora-Licton Residential Urban Village.”

Projects with existing applications will not be affected. New projects under the moratorium include:

  • Drive-in businesses;
  • Dry boat storage;
  • General manufacturing;
  • Heavy commercial services, except laundry facilities existing as of April 1, 2001;
  • Sales and rental of large boats;
  • Vessel repair (major or minor);
  • Mini-warehouse;
  • Principal use, nonresidential long-term parking;
  • Outdoor storage;
  • Heavy commercial sales;
  • Sales and rental of motorized vehicles, except within an enclosed structure;
  • Solid waste management;
  • Recycling uses;
  • Towing services;
  • Principal use vehicle repair (major or minor);
  • Wholesale showroom; and
  • Warehouse

You can check the updated committee agenda a few days before the meeting.

You can send written comments by Nov. 27 to Councilmember Rob Johnson at rob.johnson@seattle.gov.