Petitioning Seattle City Council and 8 others

Add a School to Fort Lawton Re-development plans

The City of Seattle recently announced plans for the Fort Lawton re-development project in Magnolia.  The proposal includes the following four alternatives:

  • Alternative 1: Mixed Income Affordable Housing and Public Park Uses 
  • Alternative 2: Market Rate Housing Onsite & Affordable Housing Offsite 
  • Alternative 3: Public Park Onsite: Affordable Housing Offsite 
  • Alternative 4: No Action 

These four alternatives do not recognize the current and exacerbating school capacity challenges that we are facing at the elementary, middle and high school levels. 

This petition is asking for the City of Seattle/Seattle City Council to direct the Office of Housing to partner with the Seattle Public Schools to create a fifth alternative that assesses the impact of a school along and additional park space. 

We promote the importance of including contiguous green space to sustain and promote wildlife in this critical habitat.

The best aspect of this plan is that the property can be transferred to the district through the federal government at NO COST! 

This alternative re-development plan must be added prior to the Environmental Impact Study or else it will not be considered. 

If you support this proposal, please sign our petition and send an email to city council members and school board directors to emphasize the need to have forward-thinking capacity planning and to ensure that a school will be on the Environmental Impact Statement for this Fort Lawton property.  

council@seattle.gov

spsdirectors@seattleschools.org

sally.bagshaw@seattle.gov

tim.burgess@seattle.gov

Rob.Johnson@seattle.gov

bruce.harrell@seattle.gov

rick.burke@seattleschools.org

Jill.Geary@seattleschools.org

leslie.harris@seattleschools.org

sue.peters@seattleschools.org

We have delivered this petition to the city council and school district with a specific request to add a high school to the alternatives for the redevelopment of Fort Lawton.  We have several school board members and city council members who have had a very positive response to our proposal.  We hope to demonstrate the unification of our community to support the needs of our students in the Seattle Public Schools; many have been quietly advocating for a school at this location for years, the time of action is now.  

 

Consider helping fund this process at:

https://www.gofundme.com/fort-lawton-coalition

 To learn more  about the scope of the redevelopment plan and ideas, please follow these links:

http://web6.seattle.gov/DPD/LUIB/Notice.aspx?BID=1247&NID=25366


http://www.seattle.gov/housing/ft-lawton


http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/dont-shoehorn-downtown-school-into-seattle-center/

This petition has been delivered to the office of housing and all city council members to demonstrate our unified call to reconsider the current plans.

If you would like to join our committee or receive information please email us at FLSTEAMcom@gmail.com.

Sincerely, 

The Fort Lawton School Coalition

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Seattle City Council
  • Mayor Ed Murray
  • Associate Superintendent for Capital, Facilities, Enrollment Planning
    Flip Herndon
  • Executive Director of Schools Central Region
    Sarah Pritchett
  • Superintendent Seattle Parks & Recreation
    Jesus Aguirre
  • Director, Planning & Development Seattle Parks & Recreation
    Michael Shiosaki
  • Seattle Public Schools
    Steven Nielsen
  • Superintendent Seattle Public Schools
    Superintendent Nyland
  • Seattle Office of Housing
    Steve Walker


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