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.
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.
Building Operator Certification courses will begin this fall in Renton. Both a Level I and Level II course will be offered.
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.
View permit turnaround times for June 2015.
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.
DPD has completed the SEPA review of the proposed low impact development (LID) code changes. DPD has also updated the LID website has been updated to include links to the LID ordinance/code amendments, Director’s Report, SEPA Decision, and the SEPA Checklist.
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.
DPD updated four Tips and released a draft Director’s Rule on duties and responsibilities for special inspection agencies.
Today, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) unveiled its newest online map application, Shaping Seattle: Buildings. The map provides the locations and detailed information on active Seattle development projects that require Design Review.