On July 23rd, a number of Crown Hill and Ballard residents gathered around a table with a representative of the Seattle Planning Commission. We had a rousing discussion about how the Crown Hill and Ballard neighborhood has changed since the Crown Hill Ballard neighborhood plan was developed in the mid to late ’90s. The general impression of the folk around the table: The plan is out of date and needs revision to account for the incredible growth in the neighborhood. Changes in the makeup of housing, increased population density, needs for increased green space, improved transportation, pedestrian amenities, and many other topics arose in the discussions.
The planning commission would still like to hear your comments. Yes, you can make a difference. An interested and informed neighborhood will go a long way to assuring the successful update of the Crown Hill Ballard neighborhood plan. The more comments the Planning Commission receives the better. It is vitally important that, as the city prioritizes and schedules our neighborhood plan update, we begin the dialog. You can take a short online survey about how the old plan is working. If you are not already familiar with the old plan, there are some summary materials available for your perusal. Take the survey at http://www.cityofseattle.net/planningcommission/
The last day for comments is August 12th. Please take the time to provide your input!