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Community members needed for advisory committee on zoning modifications to Webster School

Here’s your chance to serve on an advisory committee that will recommend whether to grant zoning modifications desired for the renovation and addition to the Webster School (formerly the Nordic Heritage Museum). Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking community members to serve on this committee.

The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (known as a “departures”) from select City zoning regulations for the renovation and addition to the Webster School located at 3014 NW 67th Street. The modifications requested are:

  1. Greater than allowed lot coverage
  2. Greater than allowed building height
  3. Covered play setback for noise
  4. On-street bus loading and unloading
  5. Reduced on-site parking

The committee will convene up to three public meetings at Webster School (3014 NW 67th St) over a three-month time period. The committee will receive briefings from the School District, and gather and evaluate public comment on the departure requests. Following these meetings, the committee will make a recommendation to the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI) to either grant or deny the requested modifications. The committee may also recommend relevant conditions to be applied to granting these changes to minimize its impacts on the surrounding neighborhood. SDCI will make the final decision.

Those who can apply to the committee are neighbors who live or own a business within 600’ of Webster School, residents in the surrounding neighborhood, representatives of city-wide education issues, and parents of potential Webster School students. Other committee members will include a representative from the School District and City of Seattle.

To apply, please send a letter of interest via e-mail or regular mail to:
Maureen Sheehan
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

Letters of interest should be received by Monday, October 2.

For more information contact Maureen Sheehan at or call 206-684-0302.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in its boards and committees; women, young adults, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are highly encouraged to apply.

The Major Institutions and Schools Program provides an opportunity for neighbors of Seattle’s hospitals, universities, schools and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans of these institutions to ensure neighborhood concerns are considered when those plans are made. It is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.