Understanding the University District Rezone

Since 2011, the city has been working on a plan to rezone the University District as part of the long-term strategic effort to grow it into another “urban center.” That plan is now in its final stages, tentatively set to come up for a vote by the Council some time in January. The proposed rezone¬† plan is large, complex, and controversial. Let’s look at what it entails, and what the issues are. First:¬†the rezone is just one piece of the larger plan to create a new urban center. That plan involves public investments in parks, public transportation, and pedestrian walkways; … Continue reading Understanding the University District Rezone