Land Use and Rezones


The Land Use and Rezone Committee monitors zoning and development issues both inside the Ravenna-Bryant area, and in “gateway” neighborhoods that surround it – including Roosevelt, the University District and Laurelhurst.

RBCA is also represented on the City/University Community Advisory Committee (CUCAC), which: advises the City and the University on the physical development of the greater University area; encourage provision of adequate City services to the area; assist the University and City in preserving positive aspects of the University’s presence; review and comment upon potential adverse effects of removing aspects of University programs from the University campus; and assist in the protection of the adjacent community and business areas from the adverse effects of University and City actions.


Contact the RBCA Land Use Committee to learn more about local land use and rezone issues.

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  • RBCA Land Use Committee comments about proposed University Village 25th Avenue NE garage October 13, 2017
    On September 25, the Northeast Design Review Board (DRB) held its second Early Design Guidance (EDG) meeting on the University Village proposed major phased development. The Land Use Application is to allow five new retail buildings and one, seven-story garage building with retail and parking for 880 vehicles (University Village Major Phased Development). Re […]
  • What would it look like to walk next to the proposed University Village garage? September 18, 2017
    A Design Review Board meeting about the proposed 7-story University Village garage on 25th Avenue NE is scheduled for Monday, September 25, 8:00 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. Here are some of the drawings of the latest design proposal from a pedestrian’s point of view. All documents related to the proposed garage […]
  • Neighbors present proposed alternative zoning map in response to MHA environmental impact statement July 25, 2017
    A group of Ravenna neighbors participated in the July 11, 2017 RBCA board meeting and shared their comments about the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). In addition to requesting that the RBCA board include their comments in any communication they may have with the City regarding the DEIS, it was requested […] […]
  • What do you think of proposed zoning changes in Ravenna? Let the City know by August 7 July 16, 2017
    In the fall of 2015, the City of Seattle began a process of updating land use plans (Comprehensive Plan)  and implementing new ones (the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda). Comprehensive Plan The Comprehensive Plan includes an Urban Village Strategy that promotes growth in areas that have places for people to work, live, shop, and […]
  • Early plans shared for development between 25th Avenue NE and the Burke-Gilman Trail July 3, 2017
    During RBCA’s June 22 land use public meeting, neighbors learned about three new developments planned for 25th Avenue NE at University Village, across the street where Travelodge and Key Bank are currently located, and between the Burke-Gilman Trail and Travelodge. For the site next to the Burke-Gilman Trail, draft early design review documents are available […]