The Seattle City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee has scheduled a public hearing to take comments on the proposed Environmentally Critical Areas (ECA) updated regulations. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the PLUZ committee meeting that begins at 9:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall at 600 Fourth Avenue.
We’re looking for volunteers to test our new our new permitting software that will replace our current Permitting Portal online.
The Department of Neighborhoods will be hosting five inclusive events in the next few months to talk with you about proposed neighborhood changes to create more affordable housing. Each gathering will also feature a handful of other City efforts ranging from parks and trees to transportation and democracy vouchers. The events will be a great one-stop shop for you to learn about a range of topics and share your feedback with the City. All are welcome!
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is changing its Water Service Application requirements beginning December 12, 2016.
Office of Planning and Community Development’s Equitable Development Initiative (EDI). The EDI involves many different City departments coordinating to address equity in our underserved communities and displacement as Seattle grows. The EDI is a set of strategies that emerged from our Growth and Equity Report, part of the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan update.
October 2016 Permit Turnaround Times
Updated Seattle DCI Publications.
On November 3 we released a staff draft of legislation related to the maintenance and demolition standards for vacant buildings, along with our environmental (SEPA) decision. The proposed amendments to the Housing and Building Maintenance Code (Title 22) and the Land Use Code (Title 23) respond to an increase in the problems associated with vacant buildings in the city.
Mayor Ed Murray is looking for qualified candidates to fill 12 upcoming openings on the City of Seattle’s Design Review Boards. The volunteer positions will be available April 4, 2017, when retiring board members’ terms expire.
Ideal candidates are professionals in the design and development fields who have proven skills and established careers. We are also seeking community and business leaders passionate about civic engagement and shaping new development in their neighborhoods.
On January 1, 2017 the updated Seattle Building Code takes effect. The updated code requires all applicants to complete a rat eradication program as a condition to getting a demolition permit. The rat eradication program must be in place on the project site at least 15 days prior to the start of any demolition or any clearing or grading on the site.