The City of Seattle is looking for candidates to serve on the Seattle Planning Commission, beginning in January, 2010. Planning Commission members are appointed by the Mayor, City Council and the Commission itself to serve renewable, three-year terms. Commissioners must reside in Seattle and serve without compensation. Of the two open positions one will be […]
Mayor Greg Nickels will join the Seattle Design Commission and project teams Thursday evening, December 3rd, to recognize five recent public projects that exhibit superior design. The projects include a public park, a master plan, infrastructure improvements, and a new zoo exhibit. The Seattle Design Commission reviews public projects and projects with public funds, providing design guidance in support of development that fosters interaction with the public and enhances Seattle’s neighborhoods.
Join former Mayor Norm Rice for the kick-off of a major update of Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan – “Seattle 2030 & Beyond.” Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 1994, sets policies and goals for a full range of elements that affect how a city will grow, including land use, transportation, housing, capital facilities, utilities, economic development, neighborhood planning, human development, cultural resources and the environment.
During June and July, many neighbors joined in meetings and many other hundreds participated in on line questionnaires to review the Draft Neighborhood Status Reports and comment on changes— good, bad, and unexpected —that have occurred since Seattle’s Neighborhood Plans were written in the late 90’s. … The Neighborhood Plan Advisory Committee (NPAC) and the Seattle Planning Commission want to report back to you on the trends that emerged so far and to get your help to identify the continuing priorities and new issues that should be emphasized in the final Status Reports and a State of the Neighborhood Report that will be presented to the City Council and Mayor.
Public review drafts of the 2009 editions of the Seattle Building Code, Seattle Existing Building, Seattle Mechanical Code and Seattle Fuel Gas Code will be available in mid-October or early November.
Over the last few months DPD staff has been working with neighborhood representatives to develop a proposal to rezone specific areas of industrial zoning within the Ballard Hub Urban Village (HUV) and outside the Ballard-Interbay Manufacturing and Industrial Center (BINMIC). The work stems from a Comprehensive Plan resolution adopted by Council in December 2007…
Come help us shape the future of your neighborhood by commenting on proposed strategies to address your community’s growth, transportation, and quality of life.
Seattle has been named the most sustainable big city in the nation. Seattle led in the green building category as well as energy production/conservation and air quality.
City Green Building is proud to announce 19 new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED™ AP).
On June 29, 2009 the City Council adopted amendments to the City’s Land Use Code affecting the Pike/Pine neighborhood on Capitol Hill. The intent of the changes are to promote neighborhood conservation of arts and cultural uses that are characteristic of Pike/Pine, retain structures that contribute to the built character of the neighborhood, and encourage a higher degree of compatibility between new and old development.