Urban Village

To keep up to date on growth in the Urban Village, visit crownhillurbanvillage.org

In Fall 2015, the City released two different plans to address Seattle’s explosive growth. As part of the Mayor’s HALA proposal and the 2035 Seattle Plan, Crown Hill Urban Village is proposed to be expanded. The original Crown Hill Residential Urban Village (solid line on the map below) is proposed to expand to include areas within a ten minute walk of high capacity transit (defined as access to 2 or more transit lines with frequent service).  Both the present and proposed Urban Village areas include parts of Crown Hill, Whittier Heights, Loyal Heights, Greenwood and Olympic Manor.

Crown Hill Residential Urban Village. Click to enlarge.
Crown Hill Residential Urban Village. Click to enlarge.

Zoning within the Urban Village is proposed to change dramatically as well.  ALL current single family housing zoning within the expanded Crown Hill Urban Village is proposed to be up-zoned to multifamily.
Over 100 neighbors attended Crown Hill Neighbor Association meetings in Fall 2015.  A subsequent meeting was held later in 2015 under the auspices of the Crown Hill Neighborhood Association. As an outgrowth of these meetings, the Crown Hill Urban Village Smart Growth Committee was formed to give residents a voice in shaping population growth and density in the Urban Village.  The new committee includes representation from Crown Hill, Greenwood, Whittier Heights, Loyal Heights and Olympic Manor.

Keep up to date at the new website for the Crown Hill Urban Village Smart Growth Committee: crownhillurbanvillage.org

Here are some recent articles from the website:

  • UPzoning Update for Crown Hill Urban Village

    In late 2016, over 200 neighbors attended a series of neighborhood events hosted to gather input on the new draft upzone maps for Crown Hill Urban Village. Community members asked questions, raised concerns and discussed opportunities about the draft upzone maps and changes proposed for our […]

  • What Happened After the Mayor’s Find It Fix It Walk?

    Updated:  Download the Find It Fix It Report on Outcomes for the Crown Hill Whittier Heights walk here. Join city representatives at one of three separate events over the next two weeks as they report back to the community and answer questions on the service requests neighbors made during the […]

  • UPDATED: Neighborhood Greenway to Come Through Crown Hill Urban Village

    UPDATED: See the links to the project boards for the proposed Greenway here including the proposed crossing at Holman.   The Committee has communicated the need for pedestrian safety enhancements on 92nd between 12th and 13th due to traffic, poor visibility, and other factors.  Read […]

  • Seattle Channel Airs Crown Hill Find It Fix It Walk

    On a cold day in mid-November, roughly 50 of your neighbors braved the rain to meet with Mayor Murray and City Department leads to walk and talk about opportunities for neighborhood improvements, particularly given the City’s plan for increased density in our community. […]

  • Planning events produce consistent themes for future growth

    November was a hectic time for neighborhood planning activities. From our CHUV Neighbor-to-Neighbor conversation at the Greenlake Library to the City Council sponsored design workshop to the rescheduled Find it Fix It Walk.  Thank you to the nearly two-hundred neighbors who joined […]

  • Find it Fix it Walk Highlights Concerns, Opportunities

    Updated 2/9/17: The Crown Hill/Whittier Heights FIFI walk outcomes report can be downloaded here.   November 23, 2016: Seattle City Mayor Ed Murray and key City Department Directors joined over fifty Crown Hill and Whittier Heights neighbors on Saturday, November 19, 2016 for a […]

  • Find It Fix It Walk with Mayor Ed Murray this Saturday

    This post has been updated with information about a $5000 community project grant available for Crown Hill/Whittier Heights. The Mayor and key City Department Directors will be in Crown Hill and Whittier Heights on Saturday, November 19 from 10:30 to 12:30 for a city-sponsored […]

  • Neighbors weigh in on City’s proposed Upzone

    Nearly fifty neighbors came together Saturday, November 5 at the Greenlake Library for a neighbor-to-neighbor discussion on the City’s draft rezoning maps for Crown Hill Urban Village. A summary of the meeting and questions are available here. The Crown Hill Urban Village (CHUV) Committee for […]

  • City Council to Host Design Workshop for Crown Hill Urban Village

    UPDATE: The RSVP deadline for this event was November 10th.  Thank you. Community participation is needed at a Community Design Workshop that the City Council is hosting to gather feedback on the newly released draft rezoning maps for the upzone and expansion of Crown Hill Urban […]

  • Location/Time Change for Saturday’s Neighbor Meeting on Upzone Maps

    The Crown Hill Urban Village Neighbor-to-Neighbor meeting place and time have changed due to an emergency closure of our previous location.  We will now meet at the Greenlake library from 11:15am – 1:00pm this Saturday, November 5th.   Please join your neighbors from […]