The City and School District have scheduled a public departures meeting for Tuesday, June 3rd, 6:30PM in the Thornton Creek Elementary School cafeteria. As it turns out, there is no zone within the Seattle Zoning Code that allows schools. Therefore, each time a new school is proposed, it has to obtain departures from the zoning code. The departures meeting allows the public to listen and comment on each departure requested from the District. A Departures Advisory Committee, which includes community members including the Wedgwood Community Council’s landuse committee chair, has been formed to listen and review the departures. The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods posted a notice of the public meeting with the following departures being requested by the District:
- Greater than allowed building height.
- Less than required on-site parking.
- Continuation of on-street bus loading and unloading.
If you cannot attend the meeting, you can send comments to the following contact:
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
700 5th Avenue, Suite 1700
P.O. Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649
For more information, call Steve Sheppard at 684-0302, or firstname.lastname@example.org.