Seattle Council member Nick Licata says all council members are struggling with this very political issue, trying to balance development and urban growth while preserving neighborhoods
Licata’s recommending a special city review option for community’s (sic) to consider
“If a neighborhood has exceeded growth goals, which we know Ballard has exceeded it’s (sic) growth goal by more than 200 percent, then we should set up a special review in that community to look at how city investments are made and which additional ones maybe needed,” said Licata.
You can read the entire confused thing here. In addition to the TV station article’s challenges with apostrophes, the report says organizers “are working to hand in their petitions, signatures and letters soon to city leaders.”
CHS reported about flyers about buildings ‘way too tall for your lowrise neighborhood’ appearing around Capitol Hill last spring as anti-development activist John Fox’s Seattle Speaks Up petition began circulating.
Earlier this year, City Council member Sally Clark called for Seattle to consider lowering building heights in areas zoned for lowrise townhouses and apartments. That process was planned to introduce zoning change recommendations by the end of this month.