Do you want a chance to have a say in how Ballard will be shaped in the future?

Ballard Urban Design Framework Community Meeting May 7

In 2013, the Ballard Chamber of Commerce, along with 50 Ballard businesses and community leaders and the Seattle Department of Planning and Development partnered to form the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth.

The Partnership is a multi‐year calculated initiative to encourage community economic growth and establish sustainable relationships in Ballard. Moreover, they are addressing the changes in Ballard and have a goal to create a planned vision that will steer growth and shepherd new development. To fuel the framing of Ballard's future, the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth recently received an $85 thousand grant from the City’s Only in Seattle program.

Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth are in the beginning phase of their work, and need the community's feedback to frame their plan. That's why Wednesday, May 7, there will be a public meeting from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Ballard Public Library (5614 22nd Ave. N.W.).

Community members might bring their recommendations for these issues to the meeting:

  • affordable housing
  • access to transit and jobs
  • Open spaces for recreation
  • Safer streets
  • maintaining Ballard’s heritage

Community members can also get involved online by participate to shape growth and new development in Ballard. Visit Imagine Seattle to give your thoughts. Community members are also encouraged to share their ideas via social media.

For more information:
David W. Goldberg
Senior Planner
City of Seattle Department of Planning & Development
(206) 615-1447

Aditi Kambuj
City of Seattle Department of Planning & Development
(206) 615-7911

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