Public meeting for SCC Master Plan, December 8, on campus

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Shoreline Community College will host a public meeting as part of the college's upcoming application for Master Development Plan approval from the City of Shoreline.  Consultants from Schacht Aslani Architects, of Seattle, will make a presentation. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and submit feedback.

The open meeting will be from 7-9 pm, Thursday, December 8, in Room 9208 of the student union building, also known as the PUB. College address is 16100 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133. Campus map here.

The letter distributed to the immediate neighborhood is here.

The Master Planning for SCC has been somewhat contentious in the past, because of issues with traffic and parking, and level of community involvement.

The public meeting is a City Planning department requirement, to give citizens a chance to influence the process before any City approvals are issued. It is standard for any development project.
  
Once approved by the city, the Master Development Plan would define future development plans for the college’s property for the next 15 years. Information at the Dec. 8 meeting will describe potential building projects over period of the plan, give an overview of city and state approval processes and discuss how comments from the meeting would be used in the college’s decision-making process. 

SCC President Lee Lambert said at the time that while it is unlikely the state will have much money for capital projects such as buildings, the college must have an approved master development plan in place to be eligible should funding become available.

The rules for meeting notification state that written communication of the meeting must go to anyone within 500 feet of the boundary of the area to be developed, which leaves out many people who have a vested interest in a project.

SCC is interested in reaching as many people as possible who have an interest in future development of the SCC site.

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