land use

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Petition to Sally Bagshaw, Goran Sparrman, Jenny A. Durkan, Mike O'Brien

7-Blocks in the Heart of Seattle Set to Disappear

By signing this petition you can help stop a landfill and conserve long-term opportunity for new uses for Battery Street Tunnel, in Seattle’s highest-density neighborhood. Seattle can’t afford to throw away 2.75 acres of valuable public space. What's the Better Alternative? Battery Street is situated in the heart of Seattle's Belltown neighborhood which connects three popular destinations – Pike Place Market, Seattle Center/Space Needle, and South Lake Union.  The shallow tunnel runs 7-blocks and offers 120,000 square feet (2.75 acres) in the right-of-way that could be used for open space, public recreation, stormwater collection, social service programming, bike and pedestrian transit and revenue-generating private-public partnerships. A landfill eliminates all possibility for future beneficial use: Filling the tunnel is environmentally irresponsible and inconsistent with Seattle's commitments to sustainability and climate action under the Paris Climate Agreement and the Chicago Climate Charter New York, Seoul, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Detroit, Paris and London are among dozens of "Healthy Cities" reusing aging infrastructure for public benefit.  (See our website for more information about projects that are transforming communities) You Can Help "Kill the Fill" This petition appeals to the City of Seattle to stop the landfill and mothball the Battery Street Tunnel so experts can explore new uses that bring positive social change, economic impact, and regional environmental benefit. Seattle can’t afford to throw away valuable public space by permanently filling the tunnel.  Please sign this petition to "Kill the Fill" and conserve this valuable opportunity.

Recharge the Battery
1,314 supporters
This petition won 2 months ago

Petition to Commissioner Charles Smith

Help to save 3-year old Layla’s playhouse in Ellenton, FL!

Layla has until the end of January to enjoy being a child in her playhouse or the county will start fining her family $100 a day! Layla’s dad built his daughter a playhouse to foster her imagination, creativity and outdoor play instead of plopping her in front of the TV! Her family lives in a flood zone in Manatee County Florida where it is required that ALL playhouses in a flood zone be in compliance with flood plane elevation, by applying for a permit. However, Layla’s parents are the ONLY family in the history of Manatee County who have been required to apply for a permit for a playhouse and Layla’s meets the flood code and building code requirements! A neighbor felt the need to complain who cannot see the playhouse and has since moved away, so Manatee County code enforcement decided to enforce only hers! Turns out the information Layla’s parents received and relied on from the county before they built their daughter’s playhouse was incorrect. Layla’s playhouse is on a vacant lot that they also own and in order to keep her playhouse there her parents would have to join the vacant lot with their adjoining property. Unfortunately, this would cause their flood insurance premium to increase by $2,000 a year! Please sign to let Manatee County know that you want Layla to continue to enjoy playing pretend, going down her cool tube slide, and swinging on her swings by creating a land use exception for playhouses!

Lauren Przybyla
1,087 supporters
This petition won 2 months ago

Petition to Town of Copper Canyon

Preserve Copper Canyon! Don't Allow Builders to Reshape our Town!

Copper Canyon Residents: After you sign please leave your physical address in the "Add your voice" section of "Join the Conversation" or the "I'm signing because..." area OR you can email it to me to include at Most of us either moved out to or have stayed in Copper Canyon to enjoy the laid back country feel and open spaces.  However, there are builders that are actively trying to reshape Copper Canyon into something that it’s not. The P&Z committee unanimously voted on December 11th NOT to rezone 646 Chinn Chapel Road from the current 2 Acre minimum to 1 Acre minimum as requested by a home builder. However, now a home builder wants the Copper Canyon Town Council to grant a exception and allow 1 Acre homes to be built in our 2 Acre minimum district and go against the vote of our P&Z committee.  The 1 Acre in front of the house at 648 Chinn Chapel Road (Burgess 2 Lot 24 S & SE Corner) is being considered to be converted from agricultural land into a build site to accommodate the builders request.  The new site will be directly outside the current resident's front door.  Besides the haphazard design of the lot and lack of consideration for the current home owner, the change will create a precedent going forward and welcome in a more urbanized and crowded Copper Canyon. We are petitioning the Town Council to maintain the rural and country feel of our town and not turn it into another crowded subdivision by way of precedent.  We want the Town Council to keep to the requirements of the current zoning districts and not to create exceptions to accommodate builders. Please join me in objecting to the Council granting 646 Chinn Chapel Rd to be turned into the first, of many to follow, crowded home sites in our larger acreage districts. Also, please join the Monday, January 8th 2018 Town Council meeting at 7:00PM to support in person!

Eric Rooney
442 supporters