Seattle 2035: Join the Conversation

DPD recently released a Draft City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan. Entitled Seattle 2035, the Draft Plan is available for public comment. This important milestone brings the City one step closer to completing an updated Comprehensive Plan – our roadmap for Seattle’s next 20 years.

Housing Affordability: The Road Forward

Mayor Murray released his Roadmap to an Affordable and Livable City on July 13. The Roadmap provides an action plan to reach his goal of 50,000 new homes, including 20,000 net new income- and rent-restricted homes for households with incomes throughout the low-income spectrum (≤ 30% AMI, ≤ 60% AMI, ≤ 80% AMI), over the next decade.

Printing Approved Plans

Almost 90 percent of DPD’s permit applications are now submitted, reviewed, and approved online using the DPD Project Portal. When DPD approves the plans and issues a permit electronically, the applicant is responsible for downloading these documents from their DPD Project Portal account and printing them to they are on site for the contractor and inspectors. It is important that the plans be bound as a complete set, with the approved Cover Sheet as the first page.

DPD Advocates for a Safe and Healthy Delridge at Delridge Day

Don’t miss Delridge day on Saturday, August 8. DPD is working with the Delridge project advisory team to seek feedback from the community about our efforts to improve the North Delridge Action Plan. We are collaborating with the community to continue working to improve the health, equity, and vitality of the Delridge community.

Urban Land Institute Urban Resilience Panel Studies South Park and Georgetown Neighborhoods

During the week of June 21 – 26 a group of national experts gathered in Seattle to study the Duwamish riverfront neighborhoods of South Park and Georgetown to assess the challenges climate change is expected to present in the form of rising sea levels. This “Resilience Panel” was one of several taking place in cities throughout the U.S., convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and made possible through a generous grant from the Kresge Foundation.