Community Meeting #2 Summary

The December 13th Community Meeting was well-attended with approximately 35 people, including several planning commissioners. After a brief presentation from staff, the majority of the meeting was spent in small group conversations to glean input on the desired outcomes at the the JCC/FASPS/HNT site. The discussion also included a reconvening and sharing of feedback from each of the groups. Notes from the small group discussions and the reconvening are available in the document library. There was general consensus around a few main themes, including:

  • Height limits, lot coverage, and gross floor area should be consistent with surrounding properties
  • Limit uses to those currently allowed on the site
  • No blank solid walls
  • Limit lighting intensity
  • Require screening with vegetation
  • Retain trees
  • Access from an arterial (no access from 40th)
  • Improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities to address safety issues
  • Reduce automobile demand
  • Address traffic impacts
  • Provide adequate on-site parking
  • Prevent construction impacts to the neighborhood

City staff are now working to transform the feedback on community concerns and desired outcomes into draft development regulations and a code amendment. A Community Information Session will be held on January 24 to review the draft code amendment (to be posted online on January 23). This information session is intended to help the community get informed about the provisions of the draft code amendment, and to provide an opportunity to ask questions in advance of the January 30th Planning Commission meeting. The Planning Commission is seeking public comment on the draft at the January 30th meeting (and comments can be posted here anytime).

Community Meeting #3: Draft Code Amendment Info Session

January 24, 2019, 6:00pm

Mercer Island Community and Event Center, Slater Room


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