The community is invited to join Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) on Sat., March 19, 9 am to noon at South Shore School (4800 S. Henderson St.), for the first of four public meetings designed to help update the Rainier Beach Neighborhood Plan:
We want to hear from you. What makes Rainier Beach your neighborhood? What is important to keep, what’s missing, and what needs our attention? Your information will help update the current plan.
In the late 1990s, people in Rainier Beach worked together to create Rainier Beach 2014: A Plan for a Sustainable Future; your community’s plan to guide growth and change for the following 20 years.
It’s time to take a fresh look at your neighborhood plan! Things have changed since 1999. One big change is the arrival of light rail. Another is the City’s increased effort to support the rich diversity of your neighborhood.
Together, let’s make your neighborhood even better. Be Part of the Conversation! There will be a series of community meetings to hear your suggestions on how to achieve your community’s vision. You will have the opportunity to help identify—and prioritize—goals and action steps for your neighborhood plan.
Join us following the meeting for an open house (with food) from noon to 1 pm to meet your neighbors. There will be a Resource Fair where you can connect with community organizations a and City Departments already working in your neighborhood.
Volunteer for Rainier Beach Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC): The Rainier Beach NAC has two membership positions open (youth and person living with a disability). Interested individuals should download recruitment information and the application. Positions will remain open until filled.
Mayor McGinn and the Seattle City Council have identified Rainier Beach as one of two neighborhoods to participate in the current round of plan updates. Rainier Beach has experienced change, including the opening of a new light rail station, library, and schools. In other ways, community members note, the area hasn’t changed enough. What do you think? Photo/do communications