The public comment period for streetscape guidelines and zoning recommendations proposed for the 35th Ave NE Business District has been extended until Friday August 15th, 2014. The plan was developed by the 35th Ave Committee and their consultants (Makers Architecture & SvR Design) following a series of three public workshops. While all 3 public workshops were well attended, the 35th Ave Committee has included this new public comment period to allow anyone who couldn’t make the public workshops an opportunity to provide feedback. After August 15th, the plan will be tweaked as needed and finalized. The RBCA board will discuss this plan at our September board meeting on September9, 7-9 p.m. at Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center (moved to the second Tuesday due to Labor Day Weekend).
You can see July 31st’s presentation and review the proposed streetscape guidelines, supplemental design guidelines, and zoning recommendations on the project’s website. Here are summaries of Public Workshop 1 and Public Workshop 2 if you’re interested as well. Public comments and/or questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 35th Ave Commitee is a group of neighbors who have volunteered since 2011 to pursue a proactive plan for the 35th Ave NE business district. They include residents from Wedgwood, Ravenna, Bryant, View Ridge, and Hawthorne Hills and are not paid by or work for developer or the City. However, this current planning has been funded through a grant from the City’s Department of Neighborhoods. While the 35th Ave Committee includes board of trustee members from both the Wedgwood Community Council (WCC) and RBCA, the 35th Ave Committee is not affiliated with either group. However, both the WCC and RBCA have endorsed the 35th Ave Committee and this current planning effort.