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Public is invited to comment on zoning modifications at Viewlands Elementary School

Rendering: Viewlands Elementary School, Proposed Street View, 3rd Ave NW, Main Entry

The public is invited to share its feedback regarding the development plans for Viewlands Elementary School located at 10525 3rd Avenue NW in Seattle. The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (also known as “departures”) from several City zoning regulations for:

  1. Greater building height.
  2. Reduction of on-site parking.
  3. Reduction of long-term bicycle parking.
  4. Reduction of short-term bicycle parking.
  5. Bicycle Parking Standards.
  6. Addition of an electric message board.

The Seattle School District has a detailed presentation on the modifications which you can view on our website.

Upon receiving your feedback, the comments will be shared with the director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Andrés Mantilla. After reviewing, he will provide the recommendations regarding the proposed departures to the Director of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections for the final decision.

Please submit your written comments by Wednesday, September 2 to:

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

For additional information, contact Maureen Sheehan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206-684-0302 or

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.