As one of the final steps in the process of gaining approval to renovate and expand the beloved Seattle Asian Art Museum, the Seattle City Council’s Civic Development, Public Assets and Native Communities Committee will hold a public hearing to solicit comment on the project’s proposed Land Use Action. This important meeting will be held on Friday, January 12 at 2 pm in the City Council Chambers of City Hall.Both Volunteer Park and the museum building (built prior to there being a Land Use Code) are in a single family zone. The Land Use amendment is specific to this one project and allows the addition in the single family zone, which otherwise would be prohibited. Those who cannot attend the meeting can send a message to the City Council with their input. Those wishing to make public comment via email should include the subject “Seattle Asian Art Museum Renovation,” their name, and a brief statement. The Seattle Art Museum urges those in favor of the project to voice their support in person or by sending a messaging to the City Council.
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