In Seattle: Important Roosevelt Land Use Committee Meeting

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Important Meeting for Roosevelt Land Use - Seattle

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On going concerns will be discussed in a public committee meeting as Roosevelt talks about zoning issues and change.

There will be an important Roosevelt Land Use Committee meeting this Monday, May 17th at 7:00 PM at Calvary Christian Assembly. This will be a joint meeting with the Roosevelt Sustainability Group. Both committees are constantly exploring how to permit growth in the area, but also how to sustain the vitality of the neighborhood, how to improve the quality of the atmosphere, and how to preserve the quality of life as our neighborhood grows. The coming of the new light rail station has turned the eyes of the city and the state in our direction. Demonstrating community action and our positive growth position may set the bar for how other Urban Villages will grow as Seattle redefines itself for the coming century.

Joshua Curtis, Director of the urban advocacy group Great City, will be the main guest speaker. Great City is an organization founded in part my Mayor Mike McGinn, which focuses on public transportation, urban open space and neighborhood empowerment. 

A team of Great City people was at a meeting recently hosted by the Roosevelt Development Group (RDG) and were given a tour of the Hugh Sisley properties and a general idea how they, RDG, might develop the site given the go ahead on zoning changes and the approval of Sisley.

The Roosevelt Slum

This meeting is an opportunity to let the Great City organization know how the residents and business owners of Roosevelt and Ravenna feel about how growth in the area should proceed.

Great City is a strategic urban advocacy group that believes smart and responsible urbanism is the solution to many of our social, economic, and environmental challenges. We are effective by engaging and empowering neighborhood groups (Neighborhood Assistance Program), developing and advocating for key urban strategies (Streets for People, Leadership for Great Neighborhoods, and Green Infrastructure), and bringing together public and private professionals to discuss and critique current projects and processes.

The Roosevelt Sustainability Group will be looking for new members and increased interest to help as we shape the way our community grows, rather than allow it to be shaped by the demands of outside interests.

 

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