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September 2014
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DPD at the 2014 Seattle Design Festival

The Seattle Design Festival (SDF) brings together citizens, city leaders, and designers through workshops, tours, talks, films and gatherings to exchange ideas. This year, SDF’s theme “Design in Motion” focuses the spotlight on how design impacts movement and change. The festival starts with a kickoff event on Friday, September 5 and goes on until September 19. [More]

Join DPD at the Central Area Block Party

On September 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the corner of 23rd and Cherry will be transformed into the Central Area Block Party for the entire community. You won't want to miss out on a great time with your neighbors enjoying live music, food trucks, art activities, and more. [More]

Proposed Permanent Micro-Housing Regulations

On September 2 the City Council introduced new legislation (Council Bill 118201) to clarify permanent regulation of micro-housing, congregate residences, and similar forms of development. The City Council’s proposal reflects input from three stakeholder working group meetings held during the summer of 2014. After the new regulations are voted on by Council, all future developments will have to meet the new rules. [More]

Unreinforced Masonry Retrofit Policy Development Update

DPD continues to evaluate the policy and program development for a mandatory unreinforced masonry (URM) seismic retrofit program. The URM Policy Committee has asked DPD to validate the inventory list of URMs that we identified before they make further policy recommendations. [More]

July 2014 Permit Turnaround Times

View permit turnaround times for July 2014. [More]

Uptown Urban Design Framework

DPD is working with the Uptown community to develop an Urban Design Framework (UDF) that aims to establish a shared vision for the future development of Uptown. The UDF will also aims to identify implementation actions for both the public and the private sector to realize the shared vision. [More]

Land Use Changes in Rainier Valley

New zoning and land use changes are now in place around the Mount Baker light rail station. To create a more vital, walkable town center, much of the land around the station is now designated Seattle Mixed. [More]

Celebrate Little Saigon

Around 100 people stopped by the Little Saigon Business District planning booth at the August 24 Celebrate Little Saigon festival. Festival-goers from Seattle and other parts of King County including Issaquah, Lynnwood, Bellevue, and Tukwila had a chance to talk with DPD Community Development staff and Friends of Little Saigon volunteers about what they like about Little Saigon and their dreams for the future of the business district. [More]

Low Impact Development

DPD is conducting a systematic review of our regulations to better integrate low-impact development (LID), a stormwater management strategy that strives to mimic natural hydrologic processes. This review is a requirement of our municipal stormwater permit from the Washington State Department of Ecology. [More]

August Publication Updates

DPD updated a Tip about subdivisions and released a draft Director's Rule about commercial kitchen exhaust hood and ducts. We published four new Director's rules about elevator seismic design, sprinkler systems, boarding house code requirements, and registration of steel fabricators. [More]