2015 was another great year for Seattle DCI’s Code Compliance unit. We: completed our first full year of rental registrations; started registering floating on water residences; worked with Finance and Administrative Services to identify marijuana businesses and get them in for permitting; and saw an almost 50 percent increase in unique contacts to Code Compliance.
Beginning May 2, 2016, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will launch a temporary pilot program to allow developers to perform all excavation and pavement restoration work for installing water service (water lines in the right-of-way). The purpose of this pilot is to help reduce the turnaround time for water service installations.
View permit turnaround times for March 2016.
The Mayor’s Comprehensive Plan will be released this month! The Plan is a blueprint for how Seattle will grow over the coming twenty years. Its goals and policies are shaped by four core values: race and social equity, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity and security, and community.
The Mayor’s Office has transmitted proposed zoning changes and development standards for Lake City to City Council. City Council will hold a public hearing about these proposed zoning changes, along with the Bitter Lake zoning changes, early this summer.
The Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) is partnering with the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development Authority (SCIDpda) to improve the Chinatown/International District/Little Saigon neighborhood’s environmental performance in ways that will enhance its unique character.
We updated four Tips in April, one about small businesses and three relating to tenant information.
As of April 4, 2016, all master use permit and construction permit applications that require plan review must be submitted for review online using the Seattle DCI Project Portal. We will not accept paper applications after April 4. Seattle DCI is making this change to streamline the application process, to increase the efficiency of permit reviews, and to reduce paper.
Interested in installing a rain garden or cistern? Come to the free RainWise Contractor Fair on April 23. At this event, you will learn about rain gardens and cisterns and how they add value to your yard and protect the environment. The RainWise program offers eligible homeowners a rebate to help cover costs. Seattle DCI will have information tables at this event where you can talk with inspectors about your project.
Seattle’s location on the Puget Sound gives it a unique geography. There are about 200 miles of fresh and saltwater shorelines within Seattle’s city limits. The City of Seattle protects our shoreline ecosystems, encourages water-dependent uses, and maximizes the public’s enjoyment of our natural resources. The City ensures that residents follow the regulations in the 1972 Shoreline Management Act.