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UPDATE – Development Agreement Approved by Sound Transit’s Capital Committee!
On August 5th, Seattle’s City Council voted unanimously to approve the proposed Development Agreement that will implement some of our neighborhood vision for the sites that has been crafted over the past decade and includes: a public plaza, 32% affordable housing (including one site reserved for affordable housing at 60% the median or less), pedestrian pass-thru’s, bicycle facilities, Denny Avenue festival street, and the City’s first ever parking maximum. Watch the presentation by City Council Member Richard Conlin and the vote here (at CB117818). Read about it on Conlin’s blog here.
On September 12, Sound Transit’s Capital Committee voted unanimously to advance the Development Agreement to full Sound Transit Board vote- with acknowledgement to the Champion and Capitol Hill community for our efforts!
Bonus points for other community benefits are yet to be determined by Sound Transit in the agency’s developer selection process. City Staff will be working with Sound Transit on the evaluation strategies for the developer selection process. Review correspondence/letter of concurrence from Sound Transit regarding the amendment and bonus points for community benefits here and here.
Next Step- Stand Up with Us and Be Counted:
The Development Agreement will be presented to the Sound Transit Board for FINAL approval/vote on September 26th, Public Comment is welcome. The Champion will provide testimony in support of the Development Agreement. You can support the Champion and Community by simply attending and standing up during our testimony to be counted.
September 26, 1:30- 4pm
Union Station, Ruth Fisher Boardroom
401 S. Jackson St.
Submit written comments to the ST Board before the vote at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions and mailing list sign-up: email@example.com
Links to proposed Development Agreement, Site Specific Guidelines, Urban Design Framework, Legislation and other documents can be found on DPD’s website here.