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Public meeting scheduled to discuss zoning modifications for development of public charter high school

A public meeting is scheduled to discuss the development plans of Washington Charter School Development, Inc. (WCSD) to construct a 58,281 sq. ft., three-story building and below-grade parking garage to house Green Dot High School (GDHS), a public charter school at 3900 S. Holly Park Dr. in Othello. The meeting will be held at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy on Thursday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m. at 3900 S. Holly Park Dr.

WCSD is requesting modifications (also known as departures) to the City’s zoning regulations for the following:

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

This meeting will include a presentation on the requested modifications before the Green Dot High School Development Standards Departure Advisory Committee, a group composed of neighbors and GDHS and City representatives. After the presentation, the public is invited to make comments. Following public comment, the committee will deliberate and consider the District’s requests. Additional meetings may be held, if needed.

If community members cannot attend the meeting, written comments can be submitted by Tuesday, November 28 to:

Maureen Sheehan
Mailing Address:  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods; P.O. Box 94649; Seattle, WA 98124-4649

For additional information or to request an interpreter (by Wednesday, November 22) for the meeting, contact Maureen Sheehan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206-684-0302.

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. It is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.