Seattle planners ask for public input on growth plans

Seattle planners ask for public input on growth plans

Look for signs of Seattle’s explosive growth over the past several decades and you’re likely to see them mostly clustered in your nearest neighborhood hub. Apartment towers, triplexes, stores and restaurants — all these generally have been concentrated in key areas, while big swaths of land elsewhere are still home to mostly detached single-family houses. That’s not by accident. For nearly 30 years, Seattle has directed growth using its “urban village” strategy. Now, a new round of planning at City Hall will determine whether the future takes a different shape. Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development on Thursday released a draft set of growth strategies it plans to study later this year. The ideas are an early step in updating the city’s Comprehensive Plan, the blueprint that guides where …
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