Concerns and Solutions heard at the June 4 joint Southwest and Delridge
District Council meeting with Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Transit to/from West Seattle is terrible, need better transit options, more transit, higher frequency, etc.
the current system is not working for our area and we need to improve it
(combined two very similar concerns and the tallies
29 Developers are taking advantage of the MFTE, FAR and other loopholes to build microhousing
meaning, they are not contributing to the community in any way, like paying property taxes or impact fees, and only burdening our communities 12 Big concern over the lack of parking requirements in urban villages or near transit stops, it is just not working in West Seattle 11 Seattle is allowing too much growth and development that is well beyond our growth targets in many neighborhoods like West Seattle 9 DPD is a dysfunctional department and needs to get off its pro-density kick 9 Pedestrian safety and walkability are big concerns in the areas of the triangle and junction, need better lights and crosswalks that actually protect peds 8 Urban Design Frameworks (and similar planning processes) are not enforceable in any way, they become merely recommendations that DPD can (and does) ignore 8 West Seattle is turning out like Ballard, we are developing way too fast here 8 Seattle leadership is not working to preserve neighborhood character and there is too much out-of-scale development in our neighborhoods 7 The urban village concept us outdated, we need to update it 7 DPD planning does not pull the neighborhoods into the planning process and design review should do more to pull in neighborhood voices and concerns, possibly by using the Dept. of Neighborhoods 6 The design review process is broken and generates significant animosity in the neighborhoods, it puts the burden on the neighborhoods to get heard and make a difference
even resulting in lawsuits that we have to bring 6 The EIS/SEPA processes need to include neighborhood impacts 4