Find out if you live near a lowrise zone:

Click on the link below to get to a Seattle DPD map:

DPD lowrise zoning map

This map takes a minute to load.  Start zoomed out – if necessary, use the icons at the top or bottom of the page to zoom out.   While zoomed out, scroll to get your neighborhood positioned near the center of the page, then repeatedly step up the magnification so you can zoom into your block.   Scroll to center your neighborhood between each magnification step.

Note that current LR3 zones are purple and red (labeled L3 and L4 on this map).

If you live in or near a purple or red area on this map, the 2010 changes to building heights will have a big impact on your neighborhood soon…

But you can sign our petition even if you DON’T live in an LR3 zone, as long as you are a Seattle resident!

Even people outside of LR3 zones will be affected by the 2010 land use code changes (which went into effect in 2011).  Excessively tall buildings can cast shadows a couple blocks long.  And congestion from excessive density can affect people even many blocks away.

Please email us addresses of new construction that is out of scale with your neighborhood! 

send to seattlespeaksup@gmail.com

This oversized structure was recently built at 13th Ave. East and East John St, next to a classic Seattle Box.  If it had been built in 2010 before the height limit change, it would have been 1 story smaller, allowing its neighbor access to sun, air, and sky.  We are rapidly losing the human scale of Seattle's lowrise neighborhoods!

This oversized apartment was recently built at 13th Ave. East and East John St, next to a classic Seattle Box. If it had been built in 2010 before the height limit change, it would have been 1 story smaller, allowing its neighbor access to sun, air, and sky. We are rapidly losing the human scale of Seattle’s lowrise neighborhoods!

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