The U District rezone seeks to make more pedestrian friendly streets. (Seattle OPCD)

The University District rezone and urban design legislation is now before the Seattle City Council. To kick off the review and deliberation process, the City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee will hold a public hearing on the proposal tonight (November 16th). The hearing will begin at 6.15pm following an open house (5.30pm) and presentation (6pm). The meeting will take place at Hotel Deca in the heart of the University District. If you have comments on the proposal, you should attend the meeting to provide public testimony or submit your comments in writing to Councilmember Rob Johnson who chairs the PLUZ Committee.

For more on the University District rezone and urban design proposals, see our previous coverage:

The PLUZ Committee will also carry out further review and deliberation on the proposal at additional meetings toward the end of the year.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.