The City is considering zoning modifications for West Woodland Elementary School renovations, and they’re asking for local volunteers to serve on an advisory committee to determine whether changes should be made.
Seattle School District has requested the modifications in order to expand and renovate the elementary school, located at 5601 4th Ave NW.
The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is spearheading the advisory committee, which will look at the school district’s request for zoning modifications.
Here are the requested modifications, as outlined by the Department of Neighborhoods:
- Greater than allowed building height.
- Reduced setbacks for building and structures in the north and south.
- Reduction of on-site parking.
- Addition of bicycle parking.
- Addition of an electric message board.
The advisory committee will meet up to three times at public meetings to be held at West Woodland Elementary over a three-month period, during which the school district will provide briefings and the public will be invited to comment.
At the conclusion of the meetings, the committee will make recommendations to the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI) to either grant or deny the requested modifications.
The Department of Neighborhoods says those who can apply to the committee are neighbors who live or own a business within 600 feet of West Woodland Elementary School, residents in the surrounding neighborhood, representatives of city-wide education issues, PTA members, and parents of West Woodland Elementary School students.
To apply, send a letter of interest by either e-mail (Nelson.Pesigan@seattle.gov) or regular mail to: Nelson Pesigan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.
Applications must be received by Oct. 21.