Delridge Projects Workshop

Join us at the event to join your neighbors to provide direction on the North Delridge Action Plan, help design future multimodal improvements to Delridge Way, and learn about Longfellow Creek Basin Natural Drainage Systems.

Seattle Arena Final Environmental Impact Statement Available

This morning, public notice was posted regarding the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Seattle Arena proposal. The Final EIS includes updated traffic and transportation information, additional information on parking locations, additional details on transportation mitigation, and comments received on the Draft EIS with responses to those comments. The FEIS also updates potential mitigation measures for the identified impacts.

Seattle 2035: Draft Environmental & Equity Analyses Published

Today the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) released for public comment a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan Update. This a major milestone towards an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan which plots a 20-year vision and roadmap for Seattle’s future growth and livability. The Draft EIS provides detailed information on various growth alternatives, their potential impacts to the environment, and proposed mitigation strategies. The City wants your voice to be heard as we refine strategies for accommodating growth for the benefit of all.

Seeking Feedback for Seattle’s Ballard Urban Design and Coordinated Transportation Study

In response to ongoing development, the community’s desire to retain Ballard’s character, and Sound Transit’s planning for light rail to Ballard, DPD and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are working with neighborhood groups organized as the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth. Through Move Ballard, we will engage community members to recommend innovative solutions for enhancing the transportation environment for all, regardless of how they travel to and through the area. The collaboration will develop an Urban Design Framework and a Multimodal Transportation Plan that articulate a shared vision. The collaboration will also develop strategies to guide future development and transportation investment while ensuring Ballard’s people and places thrive.

Council Approved the Shoreline Master Program Updates

The final Shoreline Master Program regulations were passed by City Council on April 6, and signed by Mayor Murray on April 10, 2015 (Ordinance 124750). This ordinance completes Seattle’s requirement to comply with the 2003 Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Guidelines established by the Department of Ecology under the Shoreline Management Act (SMA). The last major update of the City’s SMP was in 1987.

Updated Tree and Vegetation Protection Details

DPD has updated the Construction Stormwater Control Plan and Post Construction Soil Management Plan, with a new tree and vegetation protection detail. The detail now includes the standard requirements to protect code-defined exceptional trees or any tree requiring protection during construction. It includes directions on who to contact when you may need to make field-identified modifications to the required tree protection zone.

New Email Address for Geotechnical Special Inspection Final Letters

DPD has a new email address for submitting geotechnical special inspection final letters. You should send those letters to However, you should continue to send geotechnical daily field reports to Both of these email addresses are solely for the purpose of receiving field reports and final letters.