Lake City’s Community Conversation

On the evening of April 29, more than 100 members of the Lake City community gathered at the community center to learn about numerous projects underway, enjoy delicious food, and see a preview of the Celebrate Africa! event that will take place on Saturday, June 9.

DPD staff answered questions about the draft Lake City Urban Design Framework (UDF). The UDF was developed over the past year and a half with guidance from an advisory group of Lake City residents and business owners. It provides a vision for the future of Lake City and the North District.

2014 Design Commission Annual Report Available

In 2014, the Design Commission reviewed a total of 40 projects, plans, and permits valued at $7.6 billion. The Commission continued to review the Waterfront Seattle capital projects, hosted the 2014 Design Excellence Awards, and guided the design of two key elements of the SR 520 project.

City to Discuss Ballard Transportation and Urban Design Improvements

Seeking feedback during May 7 open house In response to ongoing development, the community’s desire to retain Ballard’s character, and Sound Transit’s planning for light rail to Ballard, Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and Department of Transportation (SDOT) are working with neighborhood groups and non-profits, organized as the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth. […]

Rental Housing Inspections Begin in Seattle This Spring

A selection of rental housing properties will receive safety inspections starting this month. These inspections are taking place under the Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO), which was established by the Seattle City Council to help ensure that rental housing properties in Seattle are safe and meet basic housing requirements and safety standards.

Lake City Community Conversation

Please join Lake City Future First and Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development for a community conversation about Lake City. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Lake City Urban Design Framework Draft that DPD has spearheaded and also take the opportunity to celebrate Lake City Future First’s Strategic Plan.

City Sends Parking Recommendations to City Council

DPD and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has sent a report to City Council containing preliminary staff recommendations to address residential parking issues related to new development. Last year, the Mayor and City Council directed DPD and SDOT to work together in preparing the recommendations for Council consideration this spring.

Roosevelt Design Guidelines for Public Review

The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association in partnership with DPD has drafted new design guidelines to guide the character of development near the future Roosevelt Light Rail Station. The new design guidelines are available for review along with a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) analysis. Comments are due to DPD by April 27.

Design Review Program Improvements

The City of Seattle began the Design Review Program in 1994. The program has improved the design of over a thousand development projects in the two decades since. The program has evolved to some degree over time. However, the basic structure and organization has not significantly changed. Given changed conditions and strong interest from numerous stakeholders, DPD will explore improvements and updates to the program.

Where are We Going? Seattle’s Transportation Future

What is the future of transportation in Seattle? What can Seattle learn from other cities?

The Seattle Department of Transportation is bringing the expertise of national and international leaders who transformed cities through transportation to help Seattle see our streets and sidewalks in a new light. Join these leaders as they challenge us to develop a transportation system than can meet current demands while also looking ahead to future needs.