Capitol Hill is experiencing a phase of rapid growth. Since the neighborhood design guidelines were adopted in 2005, nearly 50 new building designs have gone through the Design Review program and received development permits. As the neighborhood continues to grow, the City of Seattle is teaming up with Capitol Hill Housing, the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and local community members to update the existing Capitol Hill Neighborhood Design Guidelines, which will serve as a guide for future development throughout all areas within the Capitol Hill Urban Center. This is a joint effort we are working on with the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD).
Come meet the team, learn more about design guidelines update, and share your thoughts about design of new development on Capitol Hill.
Capitol Hill Design Guidelines Open House
Thursday, November 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm (brief presentation at 6:00 pm)
Pike/Pine Room of 12th Avenue Arts
1620 12th Avenue, 2nd Floor
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What are Design Guidelines?
Design Guidelines serve as a tool to establish a set of expectations, goals, values, and qualities used to evaluate construction projects. They define the qualities of architecture, urban design, and public space for the City’s Design Review Program. Guidelines are intended to address how new buildings support and enhance the character of the existing community fabric.
Please visit OPCD’s website to learn more about the project and review related materials.
For more information, please contact:
Patrice Carroll, OPCD
Christina Ghan, SDCI