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.