Last October, the Seattle City Council enacted a one-year moratorium on new development permits for some auto-oriented and other commercial uses in the Aurora-Licton Residential Urban Village.
The council is now considering extending that by another six months as it studies the issue.
The council will discuss it at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in City Council Chambers, on the second floor of Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave. Sign-up sheets for anyone who wants to testify will be available starting at 9 a.m.
You also can send written comments on the proposal through 8 a.m. that day by email to Noah An in Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Council passed Ordinance 125425 on Oct. 10, 2017, 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 are not 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);
- 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