Community Facilities Rezone

The Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC), the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) and Herzl-Ner Tamid (HNT) have applied for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and rezone that would enable a master planning and redevelopment process for their facilities.

The properties owned by the applicants currently consist of four zones, with some of the properties spanning multiple zones. While the properties can be redeveloped under the current zoning, the complexity of the requirements across the multiple zones makes it more difficult to understand what is allowed and to plan for potential impacts of redevelopment. A new zone can better address the potential impacts and provide more clarity to the community around what to expect from redevelopment. The rezoning process will also allow for more community involvement in planning for the future of SJCC/FASPS/HNT sites.


The Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC), the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) and Herzl-Ner Tamid (HNT) have applied for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and rezone that would enable a master planning and redevelopment process for their facilities.

The properties owned by the applicants currently consist of four zones, with some of the properties spanning multiple zones. While the properties can be redeveloped under the current zoning, the complexity of the requirements across the multiple zones makes it more difficult to understand what is allowed and to plan for potential impacts of redevelopment. A new zone can better address the potential impacts and provide more clarity to the community around what to expect from redevelopment. The rezoning process will also allow for more community involvement in planning for the future of SJCC/FASPS/HNT sites.


  • The City of Mercer Island invites you to join us for a community information session on the Community Facilities rezone proposed for the Stroum Jewish Community Center, French American School of Puget Sound and Herzl Ner-Tamid properties.  This meeting will focus on providing an overview of the draft code amendment so that the public can get informed and ask questions.  The draft code amendment will be released on January 23 and the intent of this meeting is to assist residents in preparing to comment on the draft at the January 30th Planning Commission meeting.

    Meeting Information

    Thursday, January 24, 2019,

    The City of Mercer Island invites you to join us for a community information session on the Community Facilities rezone proposed for the Stroum Jewish Community Center, French American School of Puget Sound and Herzl Ner-Tamid properties.  This meeting will focus on providing an overview of the draft code amendment so that the public can get informed and ask questions.  The draft code amendment will be released on January 23 and the intent of this meeting is to assist residents in preparing to comment on the draft at the January 30th Planning Commission meeting.

    Meeting Information

    Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00pm

    Mercer Island Community and Events Center, Slater Room


    Click the "Complete Form" button below to RSVP

    Complete Form
  • This meeting was held on December 13, 2018.

    This meeting was held on December 13, 2018. 

    The City of Mercer Island invites you to join us for a community conversation on the Community Facilities rezone proposed for the Stroum Jewish Community Center, French American School of Puget Sound and Herzl Ner-Tamid properties.  This meeting will focus on gathering community input on key concepts that will then be incorporated into a draft code amendment.

    Meeting Information

    Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00pm

    Mercer Island Community and Events Center, Slater Room


    Click the "Complete

    This meeting was held on December 13, 2018. 

    The City of Mercer Island invites you to join us for a community conversation on the Community Facilities rezone proposed for the Stroum Jewish Community Center, French American School of Puget Sound and Herzl Ner-Tamid properties.  This meeting will focus on gathering community input on key concepts that will then be incorporated into a draft code amendment.

    Meeting Information

    Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00pm

    Mercer Island Community and Events Center, Slater Room


    Click the "Complete Form" button below to RSVP

    Complete Form
  • This meeting was held on October 11, 2018.

    This meeting was held on October 11, 2018.  
    Staff Presentation     Meeting Notes

    The City of Mercer Island invites you to join us for a community conversation on the Community Facilities rezone proposed for the Stroum Jewish Community Center, French American School of Puget Sound and Herzl Ner-Tamid properties.  City staff will begin the meeting with a brief overview of the proposed comprehensive plan and code updates that could rezone these properties.  This will be followed by a listening session - the City would like to hear from community members about your questions and concerns related to the

    This meeting was held on October 11, 2018.  
    Staff Presentation     Meeting Notes

    The City of Mercer Island invites you to join us for a community conversation on the Community Facilities rezone proposed for the Stroum Jewish Community Center, French American School of Puget Sound and Herzl Ner-Tamid properties.  City staff will begin the meeting with a brief overview of the proposed comprehensive plan and code updates that could rezone these properties.  This will be followed by a listening session - the City would like to hear from community members about your questions and concerns related to the proposal.  
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