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:

  • Updates and Outcomes — Parks, Overpass, and Your Voice Your Choice

    Baker Park Redesign and Activation Meeting this Saturday  The City is hosting a second “open house” at Baker Park at 8347 14th Ave NW this Saturday, August 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. City planners will provide design options for Baker Park and collect votes on which design is preferred. […]

  • Growth Brings Fresh Ideas for Community

    Growth Sparks New Crown Hill Market As the Parla Apartment building went up across the Crown Hill Center, Karin LaBelle got an idea. Growth was coming to Crown Hill. Could more people translate into more community cohesiveness? She and her husband had been selling their  Crown Hill Honey at […]

  • Reminder: Draft EIS comments are due Monday August 7

    The deadline for public comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for Crown Hill Urban Village is tomorrow.   Neighbors can view and download both our Committee’s full comments and a handy summary of the key points  in case you also wish to comment with the City […]

  • Draft EIS Comments Due August 7

    Several weeks ago, the City released their draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)  for proposed density increases and upzones in Seattle’s urban villages. The EIS is necessary to comply with state law.  The EIS looks at a variety of factors in considering the environmental […]

  • City Meeting on Holman Overpass Removal Next Week

    On Wednesday, July 19 SDOT and Councilmember Mike O’Brien are hosting a public meeting on the proposal for the removal of Crown Hill’s pedestrian overpass (next to Dick’s) on Holman Road. The overpass removal is part of a Neighborhood Street Fund project to add a new pedestrian […]

  • Vote by Friday; DEIS Hearing Reminder

    Have you voted yet? Please Vote online for Pedestrian Improvement Funds for our neighborhood by this Friday, June 30th.  1) Go online to the City’s voting website here.2) To vote online the city asks for your mobile phone number. They will send a verification code, which can be […]

  • Draft EIS Released for MHA Upzones

    The City recently released their draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed density in Seattle’s urban villages. The EIS is necessary to comply with state law. The document looks at a variety of factors in considering the environmental impacts of zoning changes proposed to […]

  • Vote Today for Street Improvements in Crown Hill Urban Village

    We have until June 30 to make sure our community gets important pedestrian safety resources. So, let’s bring some money for street improvements to our neighborhood. The City has set up a new program that lets neighbors vote on up to three street improvement projects that will be funded and […]

  • Soundview Playfield Renovation Planned

    Open House – Soundview Playfield On, Saturday, June 3, the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department will host an Open House in Soundview Park from 1 to 3 p.m. to discuss planned renovations to the playfields to that include synthetic turf and lighting, ADA and other site improvements. […]

  • 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 […]