Sep 18, 2008

Public Hearings on MegaHouses and Comprehensive Plan Amendments

(The Seattle Community Council Federation blog has details and some thoughts
I'm posting a couple of their pictures here. Here's a West Seattle Herald article, a Central District News article and a Seattle P-I article)

What: Public Hearings on MegaHouses and Comprehensive Plan amendments

Who: Councilmembers Sally J. Clark, Tim Burgess, Tom Rasmussen and Council President Richard Conlin

Where: Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Second Floor, Council Chambers

When: Monday, September 22, 5:30 p.m.
(signup sheet at 5 PM).

The hearings are free and open to the public.

The first public hearing will be on new legislation that addresses Seattle residents concerns about MegaHouses- out-of-scale,

out-of-character houses seemingly plunked into neighborhoods,
overshadowing houses around them.

The second public hearing, beginning at the conclusion of the first

one, regards proposed amendments to Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan. The
Comp Plan articulates a vision for how the city will accommodate
residential and employment growth over the next 20 years. The Council
received and drafted proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments since in
January. Department of Planning & Development staff has analyzed the
proposed changes. Public comment on Monday will help councilmembers
understand the intent behind the various proposals.

Speakers can sign up starting at 5 p.m. outside Council
Comments will be held to two minutes per Comp Plan amendment proposed
with a maximum time limit of 10 minutes. Details of proposed
legislation can be found at

1 comment:

David Neiman said...

An analysis from the Congress of Residential Architects can be seen at: