Volunteers are needed for a citizen advisory committee that will help guide Seattle Pacific University’s development of a new master plan.

The Seattle City Council in May approved land use and zoning changes that would allow SPU to expand into industrial lands to the north of its campus.

The private Christian university proceeded with a letter of intent to begin a new Major Institution Master Plan process, which requires a citizen advisory committee (CAC) to work with SPU and the city to establish guidelines for future development and how to address potential negative impacts to the neighborhood. The CAC also provides guidance in developing a transportation management plan.

Ideal CAC candidates are area residents with experience in neighborhood organization, land use and zoning, architecture, landscaping, economic development, building development or educational services, according to a Department of Neighborhoods news release.

Seattle Pacific University’s last Major Institution Master Plan (MIMP) was adopted in August 2000, with work on its creation starting in 1998.

People interested in being on the SPU Citizen Advisory Committee can send a letter of interest and resume by Sept. 30 to Nelson Pesigan at nelson.pesigan@seattle.gov or by mail: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA, 98124-4649.

The committee will meet once a month for two years, or until the master plan is complete.