We released three draft Tips, a new Tip, a draft Director’s Rule, and two new Director’s Rule this month.
View permit turnaround approval times for December, 2017.
The City of Seattle is updating the Land Use Code to allow for Bus Hub facilities and Metro is identifying locations in north downtown to build them. The first “bus hub” will be located on Eastlake Ave E. This surface facility will accommodate approximately 12 buses and provide a comfort station and an operations office for operators. Please visit the online open house, which will be open to the public on Wednesday, January 17 through January 31. There, you can give feedback on land use changes and the design features of the Eastlake hub.
The Seattle City Council recently adopted the 2018 budget, including legislation that implements SDCI fee changes in 2018 to cover wage increases that reflect our current cost of doing business. On January 1, 2018, these service fees go into effect.
You’re invited to a South Seattle Home Fair on February 10, 2018, hosted by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections. Are you planning a remodeling project? Ask us about our permitting process, inspections, and codes requirements. Do you rent, or are you a landlord? Come ask about rental housing rules. We’ll also have information tables about affordable housing, landslide awareness, emergency preparedness, energy rebates, home ownership assistance, weatherization of homes, and much, much more!
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is discontinuing street restoration services for side sewer contractors. This will go into effect February 1, 2018.
There is a recent design trend of office tenants seeking more collaborative work spaces. Where typical office layouts used to locate conference rooms throughout a tenant space, conference rooms are now being grouped together in a cluster to encourage collaboration, and eliminated in the rest of the office space. Because of the concentration of conference rooms, there is a higher chance that all rooms will be simultaneously loaded. This is even more likely when the tenant occupies most of the floor or multiple floors in an office building.
SDCI will launch new permitting software in early 2018. All permitting, licensing, inspections, and complaints functions will be available in the new system. Our new system will affect applicants, interested members of the public, city employees who interacts with our system, and anybody who uses SDCI data. We have several articles in our Help Center that will help you navigate the new system to apply for permits, schedule inspections, search for information, and more.
The Land Use Review Team moved to its permanent office space on the 19th floor in early December. As of December 4, applicants need to drop off Design Review meeting packets at the 19th floor reception area instead of the 31st floor of Seattle Municipal Tower.
View permit turnaround times for November, 2017.