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Seattle 2035 Key Directions Update

Thank you to everyone who came to Key Directions to help us think about Seattle's future. We had a terrific turnout and lots of insightful conversations. We are in the process of compiling and studying all of your comments. Did you miss the event or do you have more to say? We've converted our interactive displays into an online questionnaire. Pass it on to a friend or colleague who might want to weigh in too.  [More]

Design Excellence Awards Exhibit

The Seattle Design Commission held its Design Excellence awards on June 26 at Hub Impact, a unique shared work space in Pioneer Square. The Design Commission awarded four projects.  [More]

July Publication Updates

We four Tips, created a new Tip, released four draft Director's Rules, and rescinded a Director's Rule.  [More]

City to Partner with Community on Future of Delridge

The City of Seattle is beginning a collaboration to produce a shared vision and action plan to continue improving the health and equity of the Delridge community. Delridge is a unique area of West Seattle and home to a rich heritage, diverse communities and organizations. Over the years, the people of Delridge have worked with the City to create neighborhood assets such as Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, Cottage Grove Park and affordable housing options. These and many other additions to the neighborhood are the result of community activism and the neighborhood plan completed in 1999.   [More]

Youth Service Center Amendments

DPD is proposing amendments to the Land Use Code to define a new land use for Youth Service Centers (YSC) and allow the use in Neighborhood Commercial 3 (NC3) and Lowrise (LR3) zones in existing public facilities operated by King County. The amendments would also authorize the DPD Director to waive or modify standards for structure setbacks and maximum width limits for YSCs in LR3 zones. The City Council will hold a public hearing to take comments on the proposal on Friday, September 5th at 2:00 p.m.  [More]

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]

Reminder: Draft Stormwater Regulations Ready for Public Review

The Department of Ecology is requiring Seattle to update our current codes with additional stormwater control regulations as a condition of our NPDES permit. Our regulations must be equivalent to Ecology's NPDES 2012 Stormwater Manual. To meet these requirements, we are revising our existing Stormwater Code (SMC 22.800-22.808) and the associated Directors’ Rules. These new rules will replace our current Stormwater Code and Directors' Rules that are administered jointly by DPD and Seattle Public Utilities.  [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]

Reminder: New Requirements for Construction and Demolition Waste

Starting July 1, 2014, all construction and demolition projects will need to comply with new construction and demolition waste requirements before we issue a permit. Why this is happening? Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and DPD are working together to increase recycling and salvage rates in an effort to achieve the city’s landfill  [More]

Revised SEPA Checklist

Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) has updated the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) rules. The new rules took effect on May 10. DOE has updated the SEPA Environmental Checklist and made some changes to SEPA exemptions.   [More]