(This originally was posted on the The Future of 35th website.)
Coffee Talk 7: The Trade Offs of Land Use Planning
Thursday, August 23rd, 7-8:30PM
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church
Some say that the only constant in life is change. If this is true, change is sure to come to 35th Ave NE. Thanks to the Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) from the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association, for the past six months we have been hosting land use planning presentation on various concepts related to improving 35th Ave NE. We learned about the conditions necessary for businesses to thrive, improving walkability, architectural design standards and principles, successful streetscape features and placemaking, the benefits of density, and incentivizing successful development.
However, through the discussion of some of these concepts it is clear that changes to 35th Ave NE could result in unanticipated impacts to the surrounding community. These impacts are often those things that are considered trade offs in development. This Thursday evening, at our FINAL Coffee Talk, Bill LaPatra with Mithun discusses some of those trade offs that come along with land use planning and ultimately a more successful commercial corridor.
As always, a special thanks to Top Pot Doughnuts for providing delicious goodness for these events.