Yesler Terrace redevelopment planning
Planning for Yesler Terrace redevelopment formally began in April 2006 when the Seattle Housing Authority hired staff to manage the planning effort and begin recruiting members of a Citizen Review Committee (CRC). The first meeting of the Citizen Review Committee, chaired by former Seattle Mayor Norman B. Rice, took place on October 25, 2006.
In 2008 and 2009, staff, consultants and members of the CRC worked on developing various site concepts and development scenarios for Yesler Terrace and in October of 2010 a Draft Environmental Impact Statement was published. In September of 2012, following years of planning and input by residents and other stakeholders, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a package of legislation authorizing the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace.
Annual Implementation Reports provide a complete overview and update of status and progress on the redevelopment of Yesler.
Yesler Terrace Definitions & Guiding Principles; Working Toward a Community Vision - Yesler Terrace Redevelopment Project Citizen Review Committee; November, 2007.
A Planning Archive contains numerous documents chronicling the planning processes. Many of the documents were translated into Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Oromo/Oromoo, Somali/Soomaali, Spanish/Español, Tigrigna and Vietnamese. Translations are available upon request.