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Community Input: Take a Survey on Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability

The Housing Affordability and Livability Committee hosted three Community Open Houses during the months of November and December to receive community feedback early in their process. They will continue to collect community input via a survey and community feedback. [More]

Seattle Electrical Code in Effect

The 2014 Seattle Electrical Code is now in effect. We have insert pages for your 5-ring 2014 NEC binder, a Quick Reference containing only Seattle amendments, and a summary of key changes available on the Electrical Code page. [More]

Design Review Program Seeks New Board Members

Seattle’s Design Review Program is seeking new volunteer board members to join the program in April 2015. Applications are now available on the Design Review website. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about our built environment and civic engagement. Applications are due December 12. [More]

Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Update

Mayor Murray and members of the City Council have called together leaders in our community to help develop a bold agenda for increasing the affordability and availability of housing in our city. The Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda will chart a course for the next 10 years to ensure the development and preservation of a diversity of housing for people across the income spectrum. [More]

SEPA Checklist – Updated Format

Starting January 1, 2015 we will require that you submit the updated State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist in order for your Master Use Permit Application to be considered a complete application. The Washington Department of Ecology updated the SEPA rules and the SEPA Environmental Checklist. [More]

Restaurant Success Makes it Easier to Open a Seattle Restaurant

Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Mayor Ed Murray joined the Washington Restaurant Association and restaurant entrepreneurs in Capitol Hill to announce the launch of Restaurant Success, a new initiative to provide better service and support for prospective restaurateurs. [More]

Amendments for 2012 Seattle Codes

Minor amendments to the Building, Residential, Energy, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, and Plumbing Code codes took effect on November 23, 2014. The amendments adopted recent Washington State Code amendments, corrected errors, and addressed coordination among the 2012 Seattle codes. [More]

Multifamily Property ENERGY STAR Workshop

Curious about the new multifamily ENERGY STAR®, but not sure what to do or how you can benefit? The City of Seattle offers this free workshop for participants that have previously benchmarked their multifamily properties. This hands-on session will teach you how to update your account's use details to take advantage of the new ENERGY STAR® 1-100 score that is now available to multifamily buildings of 20 units or more. [More]

October Permit Turnaround Times

View permit turnaround times for October 2014. [More]

Seattle 2035’s New Schedule Gives More Time to Plan Our Future

Our Seattle 2035 project schedule is changing. The new schedule gives us more time to work with you to develop a new Comprehensive Plan for Seattle. However, we’ll need to make some changes this year to keep our current plan compliant with the State’s Growth Management Act. Over the next two years, Council will take two actions to update the Comprehensive Plan. [More]