On November 20, 2018, the Mercer Island City Council approved a set of Comprehensive Plan Amendments, including Amendment #8, creating a new land use designation, “Community Facilities,” for the City of Mercer Island. This event marks the first step in a process to rezone the Stroum Jewish Community Center’s property. The SJCC is pursuing this as it presents an opportunity to create design and building regulations that align with current and expected facility uses in concert with community interests. Now the detailed work starts.
In the coming months, the city, neighbors and our organizations (the French American School of Puget Sound, Herzl-Ner Tamid, and the SJCC) will collaborate to capture stakeholder interests that the city will use to draft building regulations. The first public meeting for this phase of the process will be this Thursday, December 13 at 6 pm at the Community Center at Mercer View.
As part of this process, the City will also be posting public notice signs on the property, marking the beginning of the code amendment and rezone process. Notices were also recently mailed to neighbors within a designated radius of these properties.