Back in the late ’90′s, the City and the neighborhoods drew up a set of plans that were intended to guide the growth of Seattle’s neighborhoods, including Wallingford. Ten years later, the Seattle Planning Commission and Neighborhood Planning Advisory Committee are taking a moment to see how things are going, and are seeking feedback from businesses, residents, employees, students and visitors of those neighborhoods.
The draft status reports are on-line for you to review and give your feedback. You have until August 21 (that’s next Friday) to do so, so why not review the status report and provide your feedback now. (Hint: you won’t miss much if you skip the video. Just click on the link to the report, read it,, then the survey.)
The draft report has a bunch of interesting data about Wallingford, such as the fact that (if we’re reading it right), there were 2,500 households in Wallingford as of 2004 and 4,936 people as of 2007, 1/3 of Wallingford is owner-occupied, 2/3 renter-occupied, and the following graphs:
That said, the data is interesting, but we found the rest of the report underwhelming. We weren’t sure, upon reading it, exactly what it was saying: are we doing well? What needs improvement? It read more like a grocery list of things that have happened (and it was unclear to us whether those were related to the plan, or just coincidental improvements).
But, Wallingford should have its say. Here’s a graph of the responses from the various neighborhoods as of August 12th. Let’s get on it, Wallingford!