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Third Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Zoning Change Requests for the new Wilson Pacific Elementary and Middle Schools

A third Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee meeting has been scheduled to discuss the Seattle School District’s request for a waiver from City zoning regulations to construct the new Wilson Pacific Elementary and Middle Schools. It will be held on Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Classroom #206 in Building 200 at Wilson Pacific School (1330 N. 90th Street).

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