The rainy season is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to think about whether you will be doing any grading between November 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. If your project includes Geotechnical Special Inspections AND if your project is in an environmentally critical area or involves a large quantity of earth-moving, check the Geotechnical Special Inspection assignment letter we sent you shortly after your permit was issued.
View permit turnaround times for September 2017.
SDCI updated three Tips and released two draft Director’s Rules.
Help shape the future of SDCI by providing feedback regarding your experiences with us over the past development cycles, how fee increases would affect you, and what specific areas of improvement would provide you the most valuable benefits.
-Rescheduled for September 28 The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) has received a proposal from the Oak View Group to allow the renovation of Seattle Center Arena (KeyArena). The project, filed under application #3029061, includes a new entry atrium, below-ground expansion for additional seating and circulation, and an underground loading dock and vehicular […]
The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) posted draft legislation to improve parking availability in neighborhoods by providing flexibility for building owners to make parking facilities with excess capacity available for public use. These policies will help more residents, consumers and visitors have better access to parking across the city.
On September 11, the Seattle City Council Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing on proposed legislation to change the City’s design review process.
One of the best ways to avoid problems with vacant buildings is to keep them from becoming vacant. At SDCI we’ve seen an increasing number of homes and other structures go vacant while applicants wait for their development permits to be issued. We’ve also seen an increasing number of these structures broken into by trespassers, and frequently squatters occupy the buildings. Boarding up the doors and windows and fencing the site can become a huge expense, and frequently the break-ins continue, which requires you to board the structure again. We see frequent evidence of drug use in these structures, with used syringes and other hazards left behind. It paints a costly picture.
On October 1, 2017, we will begin issuing some single family substantial alteration projects as a Subject-to-Field-Inspection (STFI) permit. We often issue STFI permits on the same day you apply. To qualify for this new permit type, your project must meet specific criteria.
The Seattle/King County Clinic offers free dental, vision, and medical care for people that have difficulty accessing or affording healthcare. This year’s clinic will be October 26 – 29 at the Seattle Center. About the Clinic All are welcome! Patients DO NOT need ID or proof of immigration status The clinic serves people in need […]