Editor’s Note: In case you missed our previous coverage of Seattle 2035, check out DPD’s Background Report, which covers the city’s planning data from 1995-2012.

Pike Place

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is wrapping up its scoping process for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analysis. The scoping process is concerned with determining what people want the EIS to address as issues. The EIS already has basic programmatic issues that must be addressed as topics like transportation, land use, environmental health, energy, and more.

DPD is proposing three broad alternatives to accommodate growth. The EIS will analyze these for possible impacts, mitigation measures, and policies to ensure that a preferred alternative will be achieved. By providing specific comments on topics in relation to the proposed alternatives, you can have an impact on the environmental review process and the future policies.

Comprehensive Plan Alternatives


The comment period for the EIS Scoping process ends on April 21, so be sure to provide your feedback. When you do, be specific about the type of things you’d like DPD to consider in its analysis. Comments can be made through e-mail: 2035@seattle.gov.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.

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