NORTH RAINIER NEIGHBORHOOD MASTER PLAN
North Rainier Neighborhood
The concept for the North Rainier Neighborhood Urban Village was developed by the City of Seattle and a committee of local residents and businesses. Boxwood Principal Joe Chauncey was a member of the Organizing and Steering Committee, as well as Chair of the Forums Committee and created multiple stakeholders meetings over the course of the two year project period. The proposed urban village will add 3,500 new jobs and 1,200 new households to the North Rainier Neighborhood over the next 15 years, and also includes a Sound Transit light rail station. In order to prepare and plan for the impact of this growth, the committee studied transportation routes, zoning requirements, potential neighborhood improvements, services for community members, and measures to create and protect small businesses and jobs. The plan that resulted is intended to influence private development and government budget decisions for economic development, as well as establish policies to make the North Rainier Neighborhood a vibrant and thriving community.