Shaping the U District’s Future
The U District Livability Partnership (UDLP) is a 4-Year strategic initiative designed to encourage investment for a vibrant and walkable U District community. The Partnership has four parts: the Strategic Plan, the Urban Design Framework, the U District Next Community Conversations, and Long-Term Partnerships.
To learn more about what the UDLP is working towards, take a look at our Strategic Plan.This plan forms the foundation for the most important legacy of this effort: building successful working relationships between the community, the university, and the city to plan for change now and working together toward the betterment of the U District community in the decades ahead.
The City of Seattle Department of Planning & Development is conducting a multi-year project to develop an Urban Design Framework, Environmental Analysis, and Legislative Package to identify short- and long-term actions to promote a unique and vital commercial district that will adapt to change over time. The University District Urban Design Framework will recommend and review strategies to integrate new development and investments in the public realm for a vibrant, safe, walkable neighborhood.
U District Next - A Community Conversation was an outreach campaign that offered the community many opportunities to share their thoughts and ideas for what the U District should become. The U District Next campaign included, three Community Conversation events, a Walk & Talk event around the neighborhood, and an online survey and Social media outreach. We connected with the community to hear what they had to say and you can learn more by visiting the UDNext website.