Seattle 2035 Open House at Ballard’s Leif Erikson Hall


The Department of Planning and Development is hosting five upcoming community meetings to solicit public comment on the Draft City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan, including one at Ballard’s Leif Erickson Hall.

The meetings will include open house displays and a presentation to provide a broad overview of the Draft Plan, and will highlight major changes. We will also gather feedback on urban village expansion areas, especially areas near the meeting locations.

Since the plan includes policies about affordable housing that will be implemented as part of the City’s proposed Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda, there will be information and an opportunity for feedback at these meetings.

Event Information:

Date: November 5
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St.
Event Information Here:

What is in the Draft Plan?

Goals and policies to help achieve our vision for Seattle’s future. We are expected to grow by 120,000 residents and 115,000 jobs in the coming 20 years, so this document is how we plan to manage that growth.

A new Future Land Use Map, showing a pattern of growth that supports the City’s vision. We are extending the comment period through Friday, November 20.

Here’s what you can do to join the conversation about Seattle’s future:

1. Attend the meeting, other meeting dates/ times available here:
2. Read the Draft Plan Summary and check out the Draft Plan
3. Join the Seattle 2035 Online Community Conversation and discuss the potential pros and cons of proposed policies with other Seattleites
4. Follow Seattle 2035 on Facebook and Twitter
5. Send comments by November 20, 2015:
Via EMail — comments to
Via USPS — comments to the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development, Attn: Seattle 2035, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle WA 98124-4019.

Your comments will help inform the Mayor’s Recommended Plan, which will be released in early 2016. We hope to see you at one of our open houses. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this process.

Invitation to Community Meeting regarding Ballard Encampment

The following was receieved via email today from Thomas Whittemore, Neighborhood District Coordinator, North Region.


coslogoInvitation to Community Meeting regarding Ballard Encampment

Last month, the Mayor’s Office released a list of seven potential City-owned sites that could be used for sanctioned tent encampments. Three of the sites were recommended for use in 2015, and one of those sites is 2826 NW Market Street in the Ballard neighborhood.

I invite you to a community meeting in Ballard to hear from City staff about:
The ordinance passed by City Council in March that allows sanctioned tent encampments on City-owned or private land in non-residential zones.

· The selection process to identify possible City-owned sites.
· The operations of and conditions for sanctioned encampments.
· The additional work that the City of Seattle is doing to address the crisis of homelessness.

Staff from the Human Services Department, the Department of Planning and Development, and the Department of Neighborhoods will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their work.

Meeting Details
Date:  Wednesday, August 12
Time:  6:30-8:00 pm
Location:  Leif Erickson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle, WA 98107

If you have questions about the meeting, please contact Thomas Whittemore at (206) 684-4096 or