Meeting March 17: Highlands zoning, codes, and housing

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Karen Story

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Mar 3, 2021, 4:36:51 PMMar 3
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During our discussions of the NE 85th St. Station Area Plan, several people asked for more information about the topics below.

Please join us for a Zoom meeting at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 17 to learn more about these topics from city staff. Zoom link will be sent before the meeting.

Highlands Zoning: No Highlands zoning changes are being proposed for the Station Area Plan, but which parts of the south Highlands are already zoned for medium-density residential? What are the rules regarding attached and detached ADUs on single family lots? Should the city require developers to develop to the zoned density (rather than, for example, building one large home on a lot zoned for two or three units)?

Missing Middle Housing: What is it and what are the benefits?

Housing Strategy Plan: Kirkland's Housing Strategy Plan identifies a variety of changes the City can make over time to realize its housing goals and policies. Stakeholders from throughout the community were on the Housing Strategy Advisory Group. The plan was published in 2018: https://www.kirklandwa.gov/files/sharedassets/public/planning-amp-building/planning-and-building-images/hcc-files-and-images/housing-strategy-plan.pdf

Form-based Codes: What are they, and how could their use impact future development in Kirkland? What types of development do they apply to? Do they preclude design review? (What is design review, and when is it used?) What are the pros and cons of form-based codes? What is the current system called and how do form-based codes differ?


Karen Story

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Mar 11, 2021, 10:25:30 AMMar 11
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Please join us for a Zoom meeting at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 17. Zoom link below.

Agenda:

Highlands Zoning: No Highlands zoning changes are being proposed for the Station Area Plan, but which parts of the south Highlands are already zoned for medium-density residential? What are the rules regarding attached and detached ADUs on single family lots? Should the city require developers to develop to the zoned density (rather than, for example, building one large home on a lot zoned for two or three units)?

Missing Middle Housing: What is it and what are the benefits?

Housing Strategy Plan: Kirkland's Housing Strategy Plan identifies a variety of changes the City can make over time to realize its housing goals and policies. Stakeholders from throughout the community were on the Housing Strategy Advisory Group. The plan was published in 2018: https://www.kirklandwa.gov/files/sharedassets/public/planning-amp-building/planning-and-building-images/hcc-files-and-images/housing-strategy-plan.pdf

Form-based Codes: What are they, and how could their use impact future development in Kirkland? What types of development do they apply to? Do they preclude design review? (What is design review, and when is it used?) What are the pros and cons of form-based codes? What is the current system called and how do form-based codes differ?

Park Board: Park Board member Mike Holland will introduce himself and tell us a bit about what the Park Board does. He will be the board liaison with our neighborhood.

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Karen Story

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Karen Story

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Mar 16, 2021, 7:48:42 PMMar 16
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Here is the link to the Highlands Neighborhood Plan; it includes information about our neighborhood zoning and more:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OY1PbL9Iovya1OsA2_2yGula4N4NJS97/view?usp=sharing

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