Presented by OPCD and Seattle Office of Housing. OPCD will be hosting Urban Innovations Speakers Series to increase public awareness of global best practices to achieve an integrated approach to planning for livable cities. Topics will include: affordable housing, urban design for community health, community-based resilience, new trends in urban development, and integrated land use, […]
Are you searching for Seattle City Light standards and requirements while planning your new project? Seattle City Light is pleased to announce that our first, new standards publication is available for viewing online. Standards for Electrical Service is designed to be a handy collection of all City Light electrical standards and requirements a customer is likely to need when building a new project.
On Tuesday March 14, 2017, the Electrical Program will be closed for inspections. The inspectors will be attending a training on the 2017 National Electrical Code.
Earthquake home retrofitting is a good way to decrease the amount of damage to your building after an earthquake. To get a home retrofit permit you can use our prescriptive plan set — Project Impact — or get a voluntary seismic retrofit designed by an engineer.
In January 2017, City Council approved updated environmentally critical areas (ECA) regulations. The Seattle City Council will be amending the Environmentally Critical Areas Ordinance to correct the effective date of the regulations. City Council is expected to approve this amendment in the middle of March and the effective date of the new Environmentally Critical Areas is expected to be the middle of April.
SDCI is updating the Seattle Electrical Code to reflect the changes to the 2017 National Electrical Code. If you are interested in submitting input to amend the Seattle Electrical Code, please send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will accept public input through March 31, 2017.
On January 1, 2017, the updated Seattle Building Code took effect. The updated code requires all applicants to complete a rat abatement program as a condition to getting a demolition permit.
You may have heard that a mandatory housing affordability (MHA) upzone is proposed for your project site. City Council approved the first MHA upzone in the U-District on February 21st and will consider MHA upzones in other areas of the city over the next 12-18 months. SDCI is working with applicants interested in the increased development capacity associated with pending MHA upzones in those areas where City Council is considering legislation.
If you are planning a demolition project, you need to coordinate with all utilities providing service to the property. All utilities must be shut off before you start any actual demolition. Shutting off the utilities before demolition helps prevent accident and injury to you, your contractors, or the inspectors. This is particularly important for natural gas, because demolition before a service is capped could lead to a natural gas leak or an explosion.
View January 2017 permit turnaround times.