The Uptown community is historically dependent on the rest of Queen Anne for its city services and is still called Lower Queen Anne by many. Uptown has spent years trying to create its own identity separate from Queen Anne. The Uptown Alliance has been working hard to build a voice for their community and I praise them for their tireless advocacy.
This month the Uptown Preliminary Rezone Recommendation Director’s Report was published. In this document, Uptown is called a neighborhood, a regional center, and a district. What is new to hear is that the report calls Queen Anne an “interested neighbor”. I argue Uptown is not an independent entity and Queen Anne is more than a neighbor to Uptown.