Last week we wrapped up the Seattle 2035 Draft Comprehensive Plan Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) comment period. During the comment period, we heard from thousands of Seattleites who weighed in and provided their thoughts and ideas for how Seattle should grow over the next 20 years. On July 8, DPD will release the Draft Seattle Comprehensive Plan for public review and comment.
In July we will unveil a new online map that provides locations and detailed information of active Seattle Design Review projects. Our Shaping Seattle: Buildings map gives users the ability to click on a project to: view design specifics; find the building status, comment on the project, find related Design Review meetings.
City Council has scheduled a public hearing on the 2016 Stormwater Code Update for August 11, 2015. The meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in Seattle City Hall Council Chambers. The draft documents of the 2016 Stormwater Code and other project applicability code changes are available for your review on our website.
DPD is now accepting electronic plans for electrical plan review through the DPD Project Portal. Through the portal you can submit plans, pay fees, review correction notices, and find the status of you project.
Beginning August 1, 2015, DPD will require 5 sets of plans for paper submittals of Master Use permits. This will help facilitate multiple reviews of the proposal, such as environmental, City Light, ordinance, and drainage reviews.
View permit turnaround times for May 2015.
On Wednesday, June 24, DPD hosted a community open house to discuss potential zoning changes to the neighborhood business districts along 35th Ave NE (at 65th, 75th, 85th, and 95th Streets). More than 100 people attended the open house to provide their input.
DPD updated several Tips, and released several draft and final Director’s Rules.
We are hosting an online open house through July 24th for our Design Review Program Improvements project. Please visit the online open house for background about the Design Review program, updates on our efforts to improve the program, and to give your feedback on our initial ideas.
The Washington Department of Ecology approved Seattle’s updated Shoreline Master Program on June 1. It will take effect on June 15. Local shoreline master programs are a cornerstone of the state’s Shoreline Management Act, approved by voters in 1971. Seattle’s shoreline program will result in the balanced management of nearly 100 miles of marine, lake, and estuarine shorelines throughout the city.