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Archive for 'Long-Range Planning'

New Interactive Map for Neighborhood Data

DPD has added a new Neighborhoods page to the Population & Demographics web site. The new page includes census data, land use zoning and permitting information, and employment data by neighborhood. [More]

North Delridge Action Plan Kick-Off

The North Delridge Action Plan will kick-off the action plan at Delridge Day! Drop by DPD’s booth to share your ideas about what is important in Delridge. What’s great about Delridge and should be supported? What isn’t working or is missing? What are your ideas for making Delridge an even better place? Your input will help establish the priorities that we’ll address in the North Delridge Action Plan. [More]

Seattle 2035 Key Directions Recap

Seattle 2035’s Key Directions event attracted over 200 people to the Seattle Center last Tuesday evening. The purpose of the event was to help DPD define the important “key directions” for the update to the Comprehensive Plan. The crowd travelled a circuit of stations to learn more and to weigh in on a range of topics, including housing, economic development, environment, land use, and transportation. [More]

Seattle 2035: Key Directions & Chow Down

On Tuesday, June 24, DPD is holding the “Seattle 2035: Key Directions & Chow Down.” DPD is inviting people to come join the conversation about Key Directions for Seattle over the next 20 years, grab a bite and possibly win a prize. [More]

Minimum Density Requirements

On May 29, 2014 we published a full draft of our proposed code adjustments for Minimum Density. We also published a notice of a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on the proposed rules, as part of the required State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review. The SEPA comment period runs through June 12, 2014. [More]

Help Shape the Key Directions for Seattle 2035

By 2035, Seattle will add 120,000 people and 115,000 jobs. On June 24 you can weigh in on key directions for Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan to guide this growth. You've spoken up about what you want to see in Seattle. Much of the Comprehensive Plan is already headed in the right direction, but some changes are needed. These changes are part of Seattle 2035, DPD’s effort to update the Comprehensive Plan. We want to know what you think is the best way forward. [More]

Update on Lowrise Multifamily Code Corrections

On May 29, 2014, DPD published a public review draft of our proposed code adjustments for Lowrise multifamily zones. The changes respond to community input, and are meant to make new lowrise multifamily development a better fit within neighborhoods. In addition, DPD issued a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the proposed code changes. The SEPA comment period runs through June 12, 2014. [More]

City Council to Review Proposed Changes to the Living Building and Seattle Deep Green Pilot Program

Mayor Ed Murray delivered proposed changes for the Living Building and Seattle Deep Green Pilot Program to the City Council for consideration. At this time, the proposed changes eliminate the Deep Green option to focus the pilot program on Living Buildings. Meanwhile, DPD will continue to develop recommendations for updated new Seattle Deep Green option. We are working with a Technical Advisory Group to develop our recommendations. [More]

Reminder: Draft Stormwater Regulations Ready for Public Review

Urban areas that collect stormwater runoff in municipal separate storm sewers and discharge it to surface waters must have a permit under the federal Clean Water Act. The Department of Ecology develops and administers National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) municipal stormwater permits in Washington State. Our regulations must be equivalent to Ecology's NPDES 2012 Stormwater Manual. To meet these requirements, we are revising our existing Stormwater Code and associated Directors’ Rules. We are holding a public meeting on June 3 to discuss our revised stormwater regulations and to get your feedback. [More]

U District EIS Comment Period Extended to June 23

Our U District draft EIS evaluates potential map and text amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Code (Seattle Municipal Code Title 23) to allow greater height and density in our U District study area. Zoning changes would be accompanied by an affordable housing incentive program and incentives for open space and other neighborhood amenities, and by development standards regulating setbacks, tower separation, and street frontage. We are extending the deadline for written comments on DPD’s U District Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) from June 9 to June 23. [More]