The U District Partnership (UDP) and City of Seattle are partnering to update the University District Design Guidelines, and we need your help. The U District received a historic rezone earlier this year and now the Design Guidelines that have been used in the neighborhood to inform development are no longer applicable. Join us in this process and help lay the foundation of the controls that will shape the neighborhood for years to come. 

For a refresher on Urban Design Guidelines and there purpose please check out some of the materials from our kick off meeting HERE.

Materials from our most recent open house can be found here.

A Link to the Urbanist's write up on our process thus far


  1. Join us for an Urban Design  Guideline meeting with the UDP Urban Design Committee. For up coming dates and topics please see our calendar HERENext event is a work shop to develop guidelines for U District Sub Areas including The AVE. The event will take place on Friday July 14th from 8:00 am - 10:00 am @ the U District Masonic Lodge
    at 4338 University Way NE

  2. Look at photos gathered by our community of buildings in the U District Check out our album here. Examine what you like and do not like about the buildings comment online and bring your notes to our next meeting!
  3. If you would like to receive future updates regarding the University District Design Guidelines and opportunities to get involved, please fill out our survey here

If you have any questions or concerns please contact eliot.mueting@udistrictpartnership.org .