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New Interactive Map for Neighborhood Data

DPD has added a new Neighborhoods page to the Population & Demographics web site. The new page includes census data, land use zoning and permitting information, and employment data by neighborhood.   [More]

Reminder: Draft Stormwater Regulations Ready for Public Review

The Department of Ecology is requiring Seattle to update our current codes with additional stormwater control regulations as a condition of our NPDES permit. Our regulations must be equivalent to Ecology's NPDES 2012 Stormwater Manual. To meet these requirements, we are revising our existing Stormwater Code (SMC 22.800-22.808) and the associated Directors’ Rules. These new rules will replace our current Stormwater Code and Directors' Rules that are administered jointly by DPD and Seattle Public Utilities.  [More]

North Delridge Action Plan Kick-Off

The North Delridge Action Plan will kick-off the action plan at Delridge Day! Drop by DPD’s booth to share your ideas about what is important in Delridge. What’s great about Delridge and should be supported? What isn’t working or is missing? What are your ideas for making Delridge an even better place? Your input will help establish the priorities that we’ll address in the North Delridge Action Plan.  [More]

Reminder: New Requirements for Construction and Demolition Waste

Starting July 1, 2014, all construction and demolition projects will need to comply with new construction and demolition waste requirements before we issue a permit. Why this is happening? Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and DPD are working together to increase recycling and salvage rates in an effort to achieve the city’s landfill  [More]

Revised SEPA Checklist

Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) has updated the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) rules. The new rules took effect on May 10. DOE has updated the SEPA Environmental Checklist and made some changes to SEPA exemptions.   [More]

Public Resource Center to Process Some Corrections and Permits

In order to better serve our customers, the Public Resource Center (PRC) will process corrections and permit issuance for land use projects. This change takes effect on July 1, 2014.  [More]

Seattle Electrical Code Update

We are conducting final reviews of the draft 2014 Seattle Electrical Code. We still do not know the actual effective date of the new electrical code. Our draft ordinance will undergo several more department reviews, and a Council vote before we will know the effective date. We hope to have a draft of the ordinance available online before the end of July.  [More]

May 2014 Permit Turnaround Times

View permit turnaround times for May 2014.  [More]

Seattle 2035 Key Directions Recap

Seattle 2035’s Key Directions event attracted over 200 people to the Seattle Center last Tuesday evening. The purpose of the event was to help DPD define the important “key directions” for the update to the Comprehensive Plan. The crowd travelled a circuit of stations to learn more and to weigh in on a range of topics, including housing, economic development, environment, land use, and transportation.   [More]

Upcoming Design Review Board Opening

Seattle’s Design Review Program is seeking a new volunteer board member to join the Southwest Design Review Board in the Development Representative position in August 2014. Applications are available on the Design Review website and due by July 18. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about our built environment and civic engagement.  [More]