West Seattle Land Use Committee launches one week from tonight

After months of discussion, the West Seattle Land Use Committee is about to become reality. The seed was planted as local community-group leaders discussed the fact that there is no West Seattle-wide group looking at development and zoning/land-use issues – they only come up in response to/conjunction with particular projects. Other neighborhoods have land-use committees that get involved early on, so why not West Seattle, with so much growth and change? So here’s the agenda for the first meeting, set for next Wednesday (one week from tonight):

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 – 6:30 – 8:00

West Seattle Senior Center – Nelson Room – 4217 Southwest Oregon

6:30 – Welcome and Introductions of Land Use Committee Members
*Introductions of attendees from the public

6:45 – Recap of the joint meeting of the Southwest District Council and the Delridge District Council – Sharonn, Vlad and Matt

7:00 – Additional issues to be added to the summary document – All

7:30 – Additional possible solutions to be added to the summary document – All

7:50 – Additional topics to be discussed at our next Land Use Committee meeting

8:00 – Adjourn

All are welcome. Helpful homework if you’re planning to be there – the official notes from last June’s joint meeting of the Southwest and Delridge District Councils with City Councilmember Mike O’Brien to talk land use:

We covered the meeting; our as-it-happened coverage is here.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Land Use Committee launches one week from tonight"

  • Diane August 20, 2014 (1:00 pm)

    actually several of us have been talking about this for a couple years, and doing field research, attending land use meetings in other neighborhoods, seeking advice from their land use committee board members to find out how they operate (thanks especially to the kind helpful leaders on Queen Anne)
    thanks to Vlad for getting this started here in West Seattle; ideally, having this group focused solely on land use, without the restrictions set by DPD, will benefit our community
    and I really do hope this new group will be truly inclusive and welcome input from everyone in WS

  • wakeflood August 20, 2014 (1:34 pm)

    I plan to attend and am excited to see what momentum this group can both generate and direct toward solutions to our local issues.

    I hope to get a chance to offer some thoughts on solutions to at least one of the high-ranking issues on the list.

    Good luck to us all!

  • Bruce August 20, 2014 (8:18 pm)

    Hope they coordinate with West Seattle Transportation Coalition on the top concern on the list about transportation!

  • forward August 27, 2014 (6:39 pm)

    based on that questionnaire it looks like a conclave of typical anti-change west seattlers. ug. the 1950s are over, deal with it. west seattle is part of the city now – it’s not a suburb anymore.

    all the whining about parking – there’s more free parking here than the rest of the city combined. you had to drive half a block to find a spot? heavens be.

    • WSB August 27, 2014 (7:21 pm)

      I hope you are here at the meeting – it’s been made clear that all voices are welcome, and it’s not all “anti-change West Seattlers,” but certainly could use voices from even more viewpoints.

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