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

The public is invited to share its feedback regarding the development plans for Alki Elementary School located at 3010 59th Ave SW., Seattle, WA 98116. The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (also known as “departures”) from City zoning regulations per Seattle Municipal Code, SMC 23.51B, and the Public School Departures Process, SMC 23.79.

  1. Greater than allowed building height
  2. Reduced vehicular parking quantity
  3. Bus loading and unloading
  4. New curb cut to service area without vehicular parking
  5. Increased curb cut width
  6. Increased curb cut flare
  7. Reduced bicycle parking (long-term) quantity
  8. Amended bicycle parking performance standards
  9. Signage/changing image sign

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

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

Please submit your written comments by Friday, October 14 to:

Nelson Pesigan
E-mail: Nelson.Pesigan@seattle.gov
Mailing Address: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA  98124-4649

For additional information, visit our website or contact Nelson Pesigan at 206-684-0209.


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.