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Third public meeting on new Wilson Pacific Elementary and Middle Schools

June 16th, 2014 · Comments

The public is invited to another public meeting on the new Wilson-Pacific Elementary and Middle Schools, at 1330 N. 90th St. Many students in the Phinney Ridge-Greenwood area will be assigned to the new schools when they open in the fall of 2017.

This third public meeting will discuss Seattle Public School’s request for a waiver from City zoning regulations to construct the new buildings.

The June 25 meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in Classroom #206 in Building 200 at the current Wilson Pacific School.

The School District is requesting modifications to City zoning regulations for the following:
1) Greater than allowed building height.
2) Less than required on-site parking.
3) Allowance for parking to extend into the required setback.
4) Continuation of on-street bus loading and unloading.

This meeting will include a presentation by the Seattle School District before the Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee, a committee composed of neighbors and School District and City representatives. The School District will respond to comments and questions raised at the two previous public meetings held in March and May where extensive public comment was taken on the departure requests. There will also be an opportunity for the public to testify concerning the departure. Following public testimony, the committee will make a recommendation to either grant outright, grant with conditions, or deny the requested zoning modifications. The final decision is made by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development.

The public is encouraged to attend, and there will be a 30-minute public comment period during the meeting. If the public cannot attend the meeting, written comments can be submitted to: Steve Sheppard, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 1700, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.

For more information, call Steve Sheppard at 684-0302, or e-mail steve.sheppard@seattle.gov.

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