After thoughtful consideration this morning, the Seattle Design Commission voted 6-0 to recommend approval of the proposed arena at 1700 1st Avenue South. This comes on the heels of a recommended approval by the Design Review Board earlier this week.
Have you weighed in on the City’s plan for how Seattle should grow over the next 20 years? If not, you’ll have several opportunities over the next couple of months to provide feedback on our Draft Comprehensive Plan. Your input will help DPD evaluate strategies to build a safe, vibrant, affordable, interconnected, and innovative city for all. Your feedback will help shape the Mayor’s recommended plan.
Last spring, DPD started working on the Design Review Program Improvements project. The purpose of the project is to identify, evaluate, and implement organizational, structural, and procedural changes to revamp and refresh our Design Review Program. This study builds on several past evaluations of the program, with the goal of arriving at specific program improvement recommendations by the end of 2015. The program improvements will be ready for implementation in 2016, after review by the Mayor and City Council.
DPD recently released a Draft City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan. Entitled Seattle 2035, the Draft Plan is available for public comment. This important milestone brings the City one step closer to completing an updated Comprehensive Plan – our roadmap for Seattle’s next 20 years.
Mayor Murray released his Roadmap to an Affordable and Livable City on July 13. The Roadmap provides an action plan to reach his goal of 50,000 new homes, including 20,000 net new income- and rent-restricted homes for households with incomes throughout the low-income spectrum (≤ 30% AMI, ≤ 60% AMI, ≤ 80% AMI), over the next decade.
Today, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) unveiled its newest online map application, Shaping Seattle: Buildings. The map provides the locations and detailed information on active Seattle development projects that require Design Review.
Today, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) released a Draft City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan. Entitled Seattle 2035, the Draft Plan is now available for public comment. This important milestone brings the City one step closer to completing an updated Comprehensive Plan – our roadmap for Seattle’s next 20 years.
Last week we wrapped up the Seattle 2035 Draft Comprehensive Plan Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) comment period. During the comment period, we heard from thousands of Seattleites who weighed in and provided their thoughts and ideas for how Seattle should grow over the next 20 years. On July 8, DPD will release the Draft Seattle Comprehensive Plan for public review and comment.
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.
We are hosting an online open house through July 24th for our Design Review Program Improvements project. Please visit the online open house for background about the Design Review program, updates on our efforts to improve the program, and to give your feedback on our initial ideas.