Tomorrow is the next Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee meeting, 2pm, at Seattle City Hall. The committee will discuss some generally malign microhousing legislation, but the main event is discussion and a possible vote on the North Rainier rezone. You can click through the history of the legislation starting here.
This may be the meeting where this bill finally goes to full council, a significant milestone in itself. However, there are two important modifications currently under consideration:
- An amendment by Councilmember Bruce Harrell to reduce maximum height at the Lowe’s site from 125′ to 85′ — reducing its potential to encourage growth or host something really great; and
- An addition to the upzone of two blocks immediately south of Mt. Baker station. It is truly astonishing that parcels across the street from the station have made it this far into the process without more consideration in the upzone.
If you have strong feelings about this legislation, the best thing to do is show up a little before 2pm and sign up to speak. If not, the second best thing is to email the committee members (Mike O’Brien, Tim Burgess, and Nick Licata) and share your thoughts.