Community meeting: Special Meeting: Church of Nazarene Comprehensive Plan Amendment

November 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Kenney
7125 Fauntleroy Way Southwest
Seattle, WA 98136

From the Morgan Community Association (MoCA):

Thursday, Nov 20, 7:00 pm
Location: The Kenney (WSB sponsor), in Community Room

Special Meeting regarding the Church of Nazarene Comprehensive Plan Amendment to finalize language. MoCA membership previously endorsed the plan of the Nazarene Church to develop a vacant portion of their property near the corner of 42nd and Juneau for 6 townhome (semi-detached) housing units and a public-access playground/park area. That area, pursuant to the Morgan Junction Neighborhood Plan of 1999, is currently zoned for single-family housing units. The proposed development is within the Urban Village specified in that Plan. In October, MoCA was asked by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) to revisit our Neighborhood Plan, to provide stipulated language that would allow a single-case exception to that original 1999 Plan. This would allow the current multi-family proposal to proceed. At the October 15, 2014 MoCA meeting, this was discussed and various options for how to word the Comprehensive Plan amendment were complied. A small committee met afterwards to craft the proposed language for the amendment, which will be presented and voted on at this meeting. Following the meeting, DPD will take our proposed wording and ensure that it meets all city and legal requirements and then present the final amendment legislation to City Council in early 2015.

It is very important that the all residents of the Morgan Junction Urban Village and the Morgan Junction Stewardship area attend and participate in this meeting. This change to the Morgan Junction Comprehensive Plan is first time we will be amending the goals and policies supporting the Plan since it was created by an extensive community process in 1998-99. We want to make sure that all in Morgan Junction are aware of this proposed language change and the potential impacts of this precedent setting request by the Department of Planning and Development. The Morgan Junction Urban Village boundaries and the surrounding The Morgan Junction Stewardship area can be viewed at Junction Residential Urban Village.pdf

For more information contact Cindi Barker,, 206-933-6968.

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