The January 2014 City-wide Public Meeting in Response to the SSU Petition

At Council President Sally Clark’s direction, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is working on new legislation in response to SSU’s petition. As part of that process, DPD held a public meeting on January 14th,2014  to collect community input on Height and Scale of Buildings in Lowrise Zones. Hundreds of Seattle residents from neighborhoods throughout the city attended the meeting. Many spoke up about the consequences of the 2010 changes to the Land  Use Code for Lowrise 3 neighborhoods.

We encourage everyone to send a written comment to DPD on proposed legislation by emailing

If you do send DPD a comment, you can send a copy to Seattle Speaks Up if you would like us to consider posting it on our website:

Read more here about how our petition reached City Hall and triggered this Public Meeting.

Read more here about potential changes that DPD is proposing to address concerns about building height and scale (discussed at the Jan. 14th meeting).

Read more here about why the November 2013 elections were a big victory for Seattle and Seattle Speaks Up.

See the DPD webpage discussing the plan for Lowrise Multifamily Code Corrections, and the 1/14/14 community meeting about this.

Not clear about your neighborhood’s zoning? Click here.