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Public is invited to comment on zoning modifications at Rainier Beach High School

SEATTLE (September 28, 2021) – The public is invited to share its feedback regarding the development plans for Rainier Beach High School located at 8815 Seward Park Ave S., Seattle, WA 98118. The Seattle School District is requesting modifications (also known as “departures”) from several City zoning regulations for:

1) Greater than allowed building height.

2) Maintain existing bus loading and unloading.

3) Replace existing electric message board.

4) Reduction in structure setbacks (retaining wall and fences).

The Seattle School District has a detailed presentation on the modifications which you can view on our website.

Upon receiving your feedback, the comments will be shared with the Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Andrés Mantilla. After reviewing, he will provide the recommendations regarding the proposed departures to the Director of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections for the final decision.

Please submit your written comments by Friday, November 5 to:

Nelson Pesigan


Mailing Address: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

P.O. Box 94649

Seattle, WA 98124-4649

For additional information, contact Nelson Pesigan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206-684-0302.

The Major Institutions and Schools Program provides a way for neighbors of Seattle's hospitals, universities, and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans for those institutions to ensure neighborhood concerns are considered when those plans are made. It is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.


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