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Community members needed for advisory committee on zoning modifications at Green Dot High School

Here’s your chance to serve on an advisory committee that will recommend whether to grant zoning modifications requested for the construction of Green Dot High School in southeast Seattle. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking community members to volunteer on this committee.

Washington Charter School Development (WCSD) is requesting modifications (known as a “departures”) from select City zoning regulations for the construction of Green Dot High School located at 3900 South Holly Park Drive. The modifications requested are:

  1. Greater than allowed building height
  2. Reduced setback across the street from a residential zone
  3. Reduced setback abutting a residential zone

The committee will convene up to three public meetings in southeast Seattle (location to be determined) over a three-month time period. The committee will receive briefings from Washington Charter School Development and will gather and evaluate public comment on the departure requests. Following these meetings, the committee will make a recommendation to Seattle Department of Construction and  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 serve on the committee are neighbors who live or own a business within 600’ of Green Dot High School, residents in the surrounding neighborhood, representatives of city-wide education issues, and parents of future students. Other committee members will include a representative from the Washington Charter School Development and City of Seattle.

To apply, please send a letter of interest by either e-mail or regular mail by Friday, October 6 to:

Maureen Sheehan
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

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 a way for neighbors of Seattle’s schools, 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. It is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.