City staff have changed how you implement the Green Stormwater Infrastructure to the Maximum Extent Feasible requirement. General changes include:
Creating two draft Director’s Rules:
One for single-family residential or parcel-based projects (typically applies to private property)
One for roadway, trail, or sidewalk projects (typically applies to the right-of-way).
Changing the credits for Green Stormwater Infrastructure to the Maximum Extent Feasible best management practices; typically resulting in smaller sizing requirements for best management practices.
Clarifying infeasibility of best management practices.
Improving and/or adding Green Stormwater Infrastructure feasibility criteria language.
General ‘wordsmithing’ and reorganizing to be easier to use.
The draft Directors’ Rules will be posted online at www.seattle.gov/dpd/Codes/StormwaterCode/DirectorsRules/default.asp. You can also find other Stormwater Code Director’s Rules on that webpage.