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Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Zoning Change Request for New Olympic Hills Elementary School

A Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled to discuss the Seattle School District’s request for a waiver from City zoning regulations to construct a new Olympic Hills Elementary School. It will be held on Monday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the existing Olympic Hills Elementary School (13018 20th Avenue NE).

The School District is requesting changes to City zoning regulations for the following:

  • Greater than allowed building height.
  • Decrease of on-site parking spaces.
  • On-street bus loading and unloading on 20th Ave NE.

This meeting will include a presentation before the Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee, a group composed of neighbors and School District and City representatives, on the requested changes to the development standards (zoning). There will also be an opportunity for the public to make comments concerning the request.

Following public testimony, the committee can recommend a waiver, recommend with conditions, or deny the request; or it can decide to hold additional meetings if the committee feels more information is needed. The final decision is made by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development.

If community members cannot attend the meeting, written comments can be submitted to:

Steve Sheppard
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
P.O. Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

For more information, call Steve Sheppard at 206-684-0302, or e-mail

The Major Institutions and Schools Program provides a way for neighbors of Seattle’s hospitals, universities, and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans for those institutions to ensure neighborhood concerns are considered when those plans are made.