By Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times
Published on March 11, 2019
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Councilmember Rob Johnson said the quirky neighborhood strip would not be upzoned — for now. Seattle City Councilmember Rob Johnson has agreed to remove University Way Northeast from a sweeping plan to allow taller buildings and denser construction in neighborhoods across Seattle while requiring developers to help the city create affordable housing. But Johnson, who’s shepherded the plan through the council, still hopes to upzone the quirky strip known as “The Ave” separately later this year, he said Sunday. He chairs the council’s land-use committee and represents District 4, which includes the University District.