CHS reported here on the push to rollback building heights in the areas of Capitol Hill where the pressures of development clash most heavily with existing neighborhood communities — City considers curbing building heights in response to outcry from neighborhood groups.
That was our say. Earlier this week, we covered the city’s community meeting held at Lowell Elementary to discuss possible changes in the “Lowrise 3” zoning. That was our say, too. Below, is your say. The city’s recording of the Tuesday night meeting is below. While you might find the words of those advocating for a position different than yours nearly unbearable to listen to at times, try to stay with it. The conversation will grow on you. Much of the positioning and rhetoric was stripped away from all sides Tuesday night as neighbors talked about what they believe — in their hearts — is best for the neighborhood. There are moments that will make you feel hopeless. But the conversation as a whole should give you great hope that participants care greatly about the key question we should each be asking — as one speaker put it, “Why do people want to live on Capitol Hill?”