The Department of Neighborhoods will be hosting five inclusive events in the next few months to talk with you about proposed neighborhood changes to create more affordable housing. Each gathering will also feature a handful of other City efforts ranging from parks and trees to transportation and democracy vouchers. The events will be a great one-stop shop for you to learn about a range of topics and share your feedback with the City. All are welcome!
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is changing its Water Service Application requirements beginning December 12, 2016.
Office of Planning and Community Development’s Equitable Development Initiative (EDI). The EDI involves many different City departments coordinating to address equity in our underserved communities and displacement as Seattle grows. The EDI is a set of strategies that emerged from our Growth and Equity Report, part of the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan update.
October 2016 Permit Turnaround Times
Updated Seattle DCI Publications.
DR 9-2016, Requirements for Transitional Encampments went into effect August 8, 2016. This rule establishes requirements for community outreach, encampment operations standards, and coordination with the permit process for new transitional encampments
This summer, the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan took center stage at City Council. The Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee is leading the review and will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 15, to hear your thoughts on their proposed amendments to the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan. The public hearing will take place at Council Chambers, City Hall (600 Fourth Avenue, 2nd Floor) at 2:00 p.m. A sign-up sheet will be available at 1:30 p.m.
View permit turnaround times for July 2016.
Our department is growing! We’re processing a record number of permits and hiring staff to keep up with the increased workload. To accommodate the new staff, we are making changes to the public entry areas on the 21st and 22nd floors of the Seattle Municipal Tower. These changes will help us maximize our floor space, get the most out of our staff resources, and provide a more streamlined process for our customers.
Our Electrical Inspectors won’t be available on September 13. They’re in training to learn about the 2017 National Electrical Code.