Commercial Zone Design Standards

The City of Shoreline is beginning the process of examining standards for all commercial zones throughout the City, in order to create consistency and reduce redundancy.  Because a major theme of drafting standards for the Town Center Subarea was “protecting and connecting” the adjacent single family areas, we are using those design standards as a template to address issues like single family protections, street frontage, site and building design, and signage.  At this time, no change is anticipated for allowable height and bulk standards.

Through this examination of commercial standards the City aims to create appropriate transitions to residential neighborhoods while encouraging economic development to provide goods, services, and jobs to the neighborhoods.

The City will host multiple meetings to discuss the upcoming process and concepts, and get input from the community.  The first meeting will be held in Southeast Shoreline on June 14th, from 7-9 p.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church, located at 14555 25th Ave. NE, on the south side of the main church.

A city-wide meeting will be held on June 20th, from 7-9 p.m. in Room 301 of City Hall.  We hope you are able to join us.

For more information, visit the city web site.

Contact:  Paul Cohen – Planning Manager   (206-801-2551) or

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