- Tip 208, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Environmental Review in Seattle, was updated to remove old SEPA exemption levels, correct code references, and clarify the requirements for SEPA review.
- Tip 337, Demolition and Deconstruction, was updated to reflect new (more flexible) standards for the demolition of housing that recently went into effect.
- Tip 601, Unsafe and Vacant Buildings, was updated to improve clarity.
- Tip 605, City Regulations for Maintaining Vacant Buildings, was updated to reflect new, slightly higher standards for securing vacant structures.
- Tip 608, Regulations Affecting Buildings Unfit for Human Habitation or Other Use, was updated to reflect new process for ordering demolition of buildings that have had problems with squatters.
- DDR 23-2017, Updated Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) Checklist, adopts changes to the RRIO checklist that were identified by SDCI and private inspectors.
- DDR 24-2017 Timing of Incentive Zoning Developer Contributions For Projects with Approved Phased Construction Permitting, clarifies when SDCI requires incentive zoning developer contributions and related documentation. Written comments on the proposed adoption may be submitted through December 5, 2017 to the Director, Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.
- DDR 29-2017, Graywater Holding Requirements for Floating on Water Residences (FOWRs) and House Barges expanding by more than 120 square feet, clarifies graywater containment requirements when the owner chooses not to hook up to the City’s waste-water disposal system. Written comments on the proposed adoption may be submitted through December 4, 2017 to the Director, Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.
- DR 20-2017, Green Building Standard, describes green building standard requirements, how to document an owner’s commitment to meet those standards, and how to demonstrate compliance with those standards.
- DR 3-2014, Updates to State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review Thresholds for Infill Residential and Mixed-Use Development in Urban Centers and Certain Urban Villages, will be rescinded. To comment on the rescission, contact Gordon Clowers at email@example.com (206) 684-8375 by December 4, 2017.