SeattleJapanRelief.org and the Consulate General of Japan in Seattle will hold a special community event on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Seattle Center. The event, held on the one-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake will focus on three themes: remembrance, preparedness and rebuilding.
The Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has proposed draft legislation related to the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace. The proposal includes a rezone, documents regulating environmental mitigation, changes to the street system, and funding agreements between the City and Seattle Housing Authority (SHA). The proposal builds from Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan and SHA’s redevelopment plan, and includes requirements for affordable housing, parks, community gardens, and street improvements.
On January 26, Mayor McGinn signed Ordinance 123809, Platting and Lot Standards. This ordinance becomes effective on February 25, 2012. Ordinance 123809 makes the following changes to Land Use Code requirements affecting platting regulations and regulations for undersized lots: 1. Lot shape and configuration standards For subdivision, short subdivision, and lot boundary adjustments, newly created […]
On February 3, Mayor McGinn signed Ordinance 123816, Roosevelt Rezone. This ordinance becomes effective on March 2, 2012.
For the year-end holidays, the Department of Planning and Development will be closed December 26th, 2011 and January 2nd, 2012. Otherwise, DPD’s regular operating hours apply. Please plan your appointments and visits accordingly.
Today the Seattle Planning Commission released Housing Seattle, a report that analyzes housing information from the Census, American Community Survey as well as market data.
“The action strategy we put forward today will help Seattle address important gaps in our housing market and disparities among certain segments of the population,” stated Planning Commission Chair Leslie Miller, “Seattle is a stronger, more prosperous city if we have diversity in people who live and work here.”
With the arrival of sustained rains, there is the potential for landslides to occur on landslide prone properties in Seattle. Seattle’s landslide prone properties include most hillsides as well as properties at the top and toe of slopes.
The City of Seattle is sending letters to the owners of 8,000 buildings this week informing them of its new building energy-efficiency program. The program aims to help building owners and managers reduce their energy costs through benchmarking – or measuring and rating a building’s energy performance. By benchmarking, owners get insight into how their building uses – and wastes – energy and can begin identifying opportunities to improve energy efficiency and increase savings.
Did you know that most landslides occur between the months of December and March? And that 86 percent of landslides are caused to some extent by human activity? Landslide season is upon us and although the Seattle rainfall is currently below the landslide threshold, the City of Seattle is urging residents to take preventive measures to protect themselves and their property from possible landslides.
Read our “Seattle’s Shoreline Rules to Change” blog story and go to our Shoreline Master Program website to learn more about proposed new shoreline regulations for Seattle.