EARLY COMMUNITY OUTREACH REGARDING PROPOSED PROJECT GOING THROUGH DESIGN REVIEW
Brief summary of the proposal;
Demolish existing Single Family Structure and construct two new, four-unit town-house buildings for a total of 8 units.
Project/Property Address: 6544 LATONA AVE NE, Seattle, WA
SDCI Project Number: 3035619-LU
Applicant/Contact Person: Andrew Novion – NOVION GROUP INC.
Feedback can be submitted:
Directly to the Applicant via email. email@example.com
Through our interactive website. www.noviongroup.com
Please label your emailed feedback and/or comments as “Feedback for 3035619-LU” in the subject line.
Feedback and Comments will be accepted through December 14th, 2019.
Additional information about the project can be found:
SDCI - Seattle Services Portal https://cosaccela.seattle.gov/portal/welcome.aspx
Seattle Department of Neighborhood https://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods
A Community meeting open to the general public will be held at the Green Lake Library Branch of the Seattle Public Library Meeting room on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 4:00PM-5:00PM. Space is limited, RSVP is appreciated.
Applicants shall include a summary of the design-related feedback they heard during their community outreach as part of their final EDG packet. While a collaborative approach is encouraged between the applicant and the community, the applicant is not required to incorporate any specific community feedback into the project’s design. Comments and discussion presented at the Design Review meetings should focus on compliance with the established design guidelines. Applicants may, at their discretion, respond directly to the community about any feedback that is not related to Design Review.
Retention of Public Records. All outreach materials and information sent or gathered as part of this Community Outreach effort are public records subject to the Washington Public Records Act, and may be subject to disclosure to a third-party requestor. Applicants should follow best practices for managing the data collected during public engagement, as provided by the City of Seattle. All relevant records will be retained and must be provided to City of Seattle if requested to fulfill a records request.
Seattle Municipal Code subsections 23.41.014.B, 23.41.016.B, and 23.41.018.B.
Seattle Ordinance No. 125429 added requirements to Chapter 23.41 SMC that all projects going through Streamlined, Administrative, or Full Design Review shall conduct community outreach. Specifically, applicants shall prepare a community outreach plan and document compliance with the community outreach plan before the early design guidance (EDG) meeting can be scheduled.
The purpose of the community outreach plan (hereafter “plan”) is to identify the outreach methods an applicant will use to establish a dialogue with nearby communities early in the development process in order to share information about the project, better understand the local context, and hear community interests and concerns related to the project. The plan shall include printed, electronic/digital, and in-person outreach methods.
The purpose of these requirements is to ensure that applicants provide early notification to the local community that a project is being planned as well as opportunity for the local community to engage in a dialogue with the applicant about the project. While some outreach methods may serve both of these functions simultaneously, applicants should select a complementary set of outreach strategies so that a balanced approach to notification and opportunity for dialogue is achieved in all outreach plans. Further, the intent of this outreach is to be inclusive of interested parties to allow for a diversity of neighborhood perspectives to be heard.