What will Seattle be like 20 years from now? By the year 2035, Seattle will add 120,000 people and 115,000 jobs – an increase of 20% population and a 23% in jobs over today. How can we plan the future of Seattle?
Seattle 2035 is a citywide conversation about how Seattle should grow to accommodate the expected population and job increases, resulting in an update to Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan. Seattle’s comprehensive plan is a 20-year vision and roadmap to shape Seattle’s growth in a way that builds on our strengths and character as a city. It guides important decisions on where housing and employment growth will happen, how we can improve our transportation system, and where we will need investment in utilities, sidewalks, and libraries. The comprehensive plan is the framework for most of Seattle’s big-picture decisions on how to grow while preserving and improving our neighborhoods.
The Ravenna-Bryant neighborhood will change between now and 2035. The Children’s Home Society property will soon be developed to include more housing. Our neighboring Roosevelt community will soon have a light rail station and an increase in housing. It’s important for community members to have their voices heard so that big-picture decisions include the needs of Ravenna-Bryant as we grow.
Seattle 2035 is hosting several public meetings, including one on February 20 at the Central Library, to gain input from community members. Neighbors can stay informed by signing up for emails, Tweets, and Facebook posts on the Seattle 2035 website. Here are some supporting documents: