Crown Hill Urban Village community planning workshop is Saturday

If you’re keen to get involved in community planning for Crown Hill, you might want to join an upcoming workshop series at the Crown Hill Center, the first of which is this Saturday, Oct. 13. from 9:30am to 11:30am.

The year-long workshop series is hosted by the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development — this weekend’s workshop will present projects planned for the Crown Hill Urban Village, identify concerns and opportunities for improvement in the neighborhood, and consider future planning for Crown Hill.

The city has also created a survey for potential aspects of the Crown Hill Urban Village, which includes parts of Loyal Heights and Whittier Heights. The survey questions are geared at learning what landmarks residents consider to be highlights of Crown Hill, and where the “town center” of Crown Hill should be. The questions also address housing and walking/biking trends and needs.

Based on previous community discussions and feedback, the project goals for Crown Hill include the following:

  • Create a walkable town center with a variety of businesses and services
  • Improve pedestrian and bicycle connections, especially to parks and schools
  • Foster safe, and engaging public spaces and streetscapes
  • Add and retain affordable housing in the neighborhood
  • Improve stormwater drainage
  • Ensure the design and scale of new development complements the neighborhood

For background information and to stay updated on future workshops and developments, check the city’s Crown Hill Urban Village website, or this comprehensive website from the Committee for Smart Growth.


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Simon Says
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Simon Says

Will the Village Idiots be out in force?

California II: Nowhere to Run
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California II: Nowhere to Run

“Foster safe, and engaging public spaces and streetscapes”

Yes, Seattle, your leaders ARE trolling you.

Chico
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Chico

What is the N-S street at the center of the map? I like purple, but I can’t read the street name underneath it.

Pedestrian
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Pedestrian

That’s 15th. You can tell because it turns into Holman.

You're Gonna Eat It
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You're Gonna Eat It

And you’re gonna like it. And no dessert until until you finish it. Love, Mike O’Brien

Ballardite
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Ballardite

So a lot more density with no commitment for improved transportation other than neighborhood bike lanes to connect parks. That sounds about right for Seattle.

Pedestrian
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Pedestrian

They put in the D-Line as part of the process.

I’m not saying it’s great, but it’s an improvement on what was there before.

hayduke
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hayduke

“Foster safe, and engaging public spaces and streetscapes.”

Yeah, just “call 911” right Mike O’Brien?

Irrelevant Elephant
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Irrelevant Elephant

Hello.

This article is about a community planning workshop for Crown Hill.
Your comment is Mike O’Brien.

🐘 Therefore irrelevant 🐘

Obesity Workplace Yoga Instructor
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Obesity Workplace Yoga Instructor

Very relevant. Look at the crime blotter/crime map for 15th and 85th. You guys are pathetic.

Dave
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Dave

I think the signs that are designed for the development referring to it as “North Ballard” are a bit misleading.

BAM
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BAM

Will there be a Starbucks with WI-FI?

Pumpkin Spiced Social Justice
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Pumpkin Spiced Social Justice

Fact check: true

J M Parker
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J M Parker

I would absolutely love for there to be a COMMUNITY COLLEGE in the Crown Hill urban village area. I have visualized it there for several years. With all the new residents in Ballard and Crown Hill, and good transportation, it makes no sense for us to commute to Northgate or to Capitol Hill.

“Seattle Northwest College”

Please consider this in your planning.