Public Meeting: 2016 Stormwater Code and Manual Update

DPD and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) are hosting a public meeting on June 10, 2015 about the 2016 Stormwater Code and Manual Update. The meeting is from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Seattle Municipal Tower, room 4080. The draft documents of the 2016 Stormwater Code and other project applicability code changes are available for your review on our website.

New Pedestrian Zones are Mapped

On May 15, 2015, the City Council adopted Ordinance 124770 amending the Land Use Code, rezoning to add or expand a Pedestrian designation in 42 neighborhoods, and modifying the development standards that apply in Pedestrian zones to meet the changing needs of these neighborhood business districts.

Making a Vibrant 35th Ave

DPD is considering zoning changes to the neighborhood business districts along 35th Ave NE (at 65th, 75th, 85th, and 95th Streets) to provide more opportunities for retail goods and services. This rezone could involve changing some areas currently zoned for low rise development to neighborhood commercial, increasing the height allowed in existing neighborhood commercial zones from 30 feet to 40 feet, and designating the business districts at 65th and 95th Streets as pedestrian zones.

Seattle 2035 Open House and Public Hearing Recap

Nearly 100 people attended last week’s Seattle 2035 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Open House and Public Hearing to learn more about four growth alternatives and to provide their thoughts for how Seattle should grow over the next 20 years. From what we heard, the most important topics were transportation, affordable housing, and parks and open spaces.

Seattle Design Commission Welcomes New Landscape Architect

The Design Commission has a new Landscape Architect. Rachel Gleeson is a Senior Associate at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), where she has worked since 2001. Her work engages a wide range of landscape types, including campuses, parks, and gardens. Notable projects include the Campus Landscape Framework for the University of Washington, the redesign of the North End of Union Square Park, Chelsea Cover of Hudson River Park, and the CRC Garden at Rockefeller University. She also supports a number of MVVA projects through design writing.

City Seeking Community Input on Projects in Delridge

The City of Seattle is collaborating with the North Delridge community to produce a shared vision and action plan to continue improving the health and equity of the Delridge community. Delridge is an area in West Seattle with a rich heritage that is home to diverse communities and organizations. Over the years, the residents of […]

Delridge Projects Workshop

Join us at the event to join your neighbors to provide direction on the North Delridge Action Plan, help design future multimodal improvements to Delridge Way, and learn about Longfellow Creek Basin Natural Drainage Systems.

Seattle Arena Final Environmental Impact Statement Available

This morning, public notice was posted regarding the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Seattle Arena proposal. The Final EIS includes updated traffic and transportation information, additional information on parking locations, additional details on transportation mitigation, and comments received on the Draft EIS with responses to those comments. The FEIS also updates potential mitigation measures for the identified impacts.