Printing Approved Plans

Almost 90 percent of DPD’s permit applications are now submitted, reviewed, and approved online using the DPD Project Portal. When DPD approves the plans and issues a permit electronically, the applicant is responsible for downloading these documents from their DPD Project Portal account and printing them to they are on site for the contractor and inspectors. It is important that the plans be bound as a complete set, with the approved Cover Sheet as the first page.

Putting Design Review on the Map

In July we will unveil a new online map that provides locations and detailed information of active Seattle Design Review projects. Our Shaping Seattle: Buildings map gives users the ability to click on a project to: view design specifics; find the building status, comment on the project, find related Design Review meetings.

Public Hearing about the 2016 Stormwater Code Update

City Council has scheduled a public hearing on the 2016 Stormwater Code Update for August 11, 2015. The meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in Seattle City Hall Council Chambers. The draft documents of the 2016 Stormwater Code and other project applicability code changes are available for your review on our website.

Five Plans Sets Required for MUPs

Beginning August 1, 2015, DPD will require 5 sets of plans for paper submittals of Master Use permits. This will help facilitate multiple reviews of the proposal, such as environmental, City Light, ordinance, and drainage reviews.

Effective Date for Seattle’s Shoreline Master Program

The Washington Department of Ecology approved Seattle’s updated Shoreline Master Program on June 1. It will take effect on June 15. Local shoreline master programs are a cornerstone of the state’s Shoreline Management Act, approved by voters in 1971. Seattle’s shoreline program will result in the balanced management of nearly 100 miles of marine, lake, and estuarine shorelines throughout the city.

Public Meeting: 2016 Stormwater Code and Manual Update

DPD and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) are hosting a public meeting on June 10, 2015 about the 2016 Stormwater Code and Manual Update. The meeting is from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Seattle Municipal Tower, room 4080. The draft documents of the 2016 Stormwater Code and other project applicability code changes are available for your review on our website.