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Council to Host Pedestrian Zone Public Hearing

City of Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/23/2015

Council to Host Pedestrian Zone Public Hearing

SEATTLE – The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee, chaired by Councilmember Mike O’Brien, will hold a public hearing tomorrow evening regarding legislation to create or expand 39 Pedestrian Zones (P-Zones) to business districts in the City of Seattle.  The proposed bill requires that buildings in P-Zones have a commercial use at street-level, that overhead weather protection be provided on at least 60% of building frontages on Principal Pedestrian Streets, that different design departures be allowed for new buildings, among other changes.

A summary of the legislation, including mapped boundaries of proposed P-Zones in individual neighborhood business districts, is available here. A citywide map is available here.

Each member of the public will have up to 2 minutes to address Councilmembers, and public comment sign-up sheets will be available at 5:15 p.m.  The legislation will be further discussed at the Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee on Tuesday, April 7 at 2 p.m.

WHAT:  
Public Hearing on Pedestrian Zone Legislation

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 24
5:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Seattle City Hall
Council Chambers, Second Floor
600 4th Ave., Seattle 98104

WHO:
Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Public

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