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:

  • Baker Park to Be Redesigned–Community Input Being Requested

    Updated 5/19/2017:  Download Baker Park Redesign Handout here. Baker Park is being expanded and redesigned. We have the opportunity to make the Baker Park a community asset enjoyed by everyone, instead of community problem. Let’s take advantage of it. The Seattle Department of Parks […]

  • Got plans Thursday (April 27th) night?

    Join your neighbors at Hales Ales Brewery. Wear green. Talk to city leaders about growth. As a resident living in Crown Hill Urban Village, you have a chance to attend a City-Sponsored Open House on April 27th at Hales Ales Brewery, 4301 Leary Way NW. The City Open House hours The post Got plans […]

  • Concerned about Pedestrian Safety?

    The City is seeking comments by April 20th to replace the Holman Road Pedestrian Overpass with a surface crosswalk and build a Plaza at 13th Ave and 92nd. The Overpass and Plaza project is coordinated with a proposed new North Seattle Greenway that will connect Whitman Middle School to Northgate. […]

  • April 27th City-Sponsored Open House on the CHUV Upzone 

    Crown Hill Urban Village (CHUV) neighbors have an opportunity to advocate for the type of growth we want for our community at a City Sponsored Open House on April 27th from at the Palladium at Hales Ales from 6pm to 8pm. Please stop by to meet your neighbors and share collective wisdom about the […]

  • Tues March 7: Dept. of Neighborhoods Hosts Public Safety Meeting

    This Tuesday, March 7 City officials will host a follow-up discussion on public safety concerns raised during the November Find It Fix It Walk. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave NW (in the Gilbert and Sullivan Rehearsal room). Participants The […]

  • The City is Knocking …

    City representatives are canvassing and doorbelling in Crown Hill Urban Village to leave information about HALA and answer questions about the upzone. As your neighbor-driven community group, we encourage you to communicate directly back to the city with your feedback on the draft maps. Not sure […]

  • 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 […]

  • Neighborhood Greenway and Pedestrian Safety

    The City is proposing building a new Greenway and modifying the Holman Rd. pedestrian overpass through Crown Hill Urban Village. The Committee for Smart Growth is advocating for  pedestrian safety enhancements due to traffic through this business area, poor visibility, and lack of safe […]

  • 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. […]