Industrial Lands Policy Discussion

DPD is hosting a series of meetings in March to discuss proposed industrial lands policies that are part of Seattle 2035 – the City’s major comprehensive plan update. DPD is considering specific land use policies for designated Manufacturing and Industrial Centers (M/IC) that will preserve these areas for ongoing industrial use. The proposed policies would limit the potential for converting property to non-industrial uses unless specific criteria are met.

Reminder: Seeking Representatives for the Construction Codes Advisory Board

Mayor Ed Murray announced that he is seeking candidates for two vacant positions on Seattle’s Construction Codes Advisory Board. The current open positions are for an electrical engineer representative and a general public representative.

The board is a 13-member body that works together to research, analyze, and make recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and DPD on the technical codes affecting buildings in Seattle.

Seattle 2035: Preserving Industrial Land

City staff are hosting a series of meetings in March to discuss specific land use policies for designated Manufacturing and Industrial Centers (M/IC) that will preserve these areas for ongoing industrial use. This policy work is aimed at strengthening our industrial business sectors as a part of Seattle 2035– the City’s major comprehensive plan update.

Transitional Encampments

In February the City Council will consider Mayor Murray’s proposed legislation that would allow up to three transitional encampments for homeless individuals on non-residential City or private property if certain conditions are met. This legislation helps carry out key recommendations from the Emergency Task Force on Unsheltered Homelessness. The legislation is part of a three-pronged approach the City is pursing to address homelessness and affordable housing in the City.

Code Correction Amendments for Public Review

On January 12 we released a public review draft of proposed omnibus legislation and a Director’s Report to make corrections to the Seattle Municipal Code. We also completed an environment review of the proposed legislation per the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) on the same day. Our proposed amendments are called “omnibus” amendments because we package a collection of amendments that are small scale, with a limited scope of impact.

18th Annual Phinney Home Design and Remodel Fair

Are you looking to remodel your home, but don’t know where to start or what to do? Then head out to the 18th Annual Phinney Home Design and Remodel Fair to learn from experienced and trained professionals, including representatives from DPD, about remodeling and home improvement project ideas.