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Neighborhood group calls for community support for strengthened Pike/Pike preservation rules


The rules for the Pike/Pine preservation development incentives are getting an upgrade. A development, design and architecture-focused community group dedicated to the neighborhood is holding a meeting next week with City Hall officials on the proposed changes and is inviting the community to join the discussion:

COME HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS with the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council (PPUNC) to:
Preserve the Pike / Pine community’s irreplaceable older building facades and structures
Balance nightlife with day time activity
Encourage buildings with smaller footprints.

WHY WE’RE MEETING:
After 18 months working with community leaders from the Pike / Pine neighborhood, Seattle City Council is ready to pass new policies strengthening the existing Pike / Pine Conservation Overlay District. Bring your voice to get us over the finish line.
WHEN:
• Time: 6pm to 7pm
• Date: June 5th, 2014
Location: Gay City Calamus Auditorium, 517 E Pike St

WHO:
John Feit, President of PPUNC, will provide an overview of the Overlay District, proposed community updates and why the updates are sorely needed.
Council Member Tom Rasmussen, a huge champion for our neighborhood, will also be at the meeting to talk about the Council process and what’s ahead.
Staff members from the Seattle Department of Planning and Development will be at the meeting to answer community questions.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
In 2009, under the leadership of Council Members Tom Rasmussen and Sally Clark, Seattle City Council created the Pike / Pine Conservation Overlay District. The Overlay District limited the size of new development and encouraged projects to keep existing older structures, identified as character structures.
Our proposed new legislation addresses what we have learned from the neighborhood’s most recent development boom. The intent of our legislation is to maintain MORE of the existing character of the neighborhood than is being currently preserved, while accommodating growth.

PPUNC’s John Feit is a frequent contributor to CHS. You can read his CHS Schemata posts here.

You can learn more about PPUNC on its Facebook page.

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matt
matt
7 years ago

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