Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is recommending a package of land use changes for the Roosevelt urban village, a dynamic neighborhood and future location of the Roosevelt light rail station. The proposal would change zoning within the Roosevelt residential urban village, establish a station area overlay district, and enact incentive zoning provisions for affordable workforce housing. The proposal supports the planned Sound Transit North Link light rail station that will be located in the heart of the Roosevelt neighborhood.
The public is encouraged to attend an open house on the future of the West Seattle Triangle planning area. Neighborhood stakeholders and planners from the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) have developed draft recommendations to guide how the West Seattle Triangle may evolve in the coming decades. At the open house the public will have an opportunity to view and comment on the draft recommendations, which include a concept for streets and proposed Land Use Code amendments. Comments also may be directed to email@example.com.
We’re seeing a wave of new construction across Seattle, and that’s a signal of an accelerating economic recovery. Our Jobs Plan pledges to foster a business climate and environment where all businesses can thrive. That includes doing what we can to encourage construction. When Mayor McGinn heard that it was taking some builders as much as 9 weeks to get a permit appointment with the Department of Planning and Development (DPD), he directed DPD to act. Today you can call and get a permit appointment within two weeks. That helps get workers off the bench and into the field, working at jobs with good wages that help build Seattle’s future.
As a way of providing better customer service through our online applications, DPD has made new enhancements to the Permit & Complaint Status tool. Some of the changes include:
DPD will be offering 2-hour group coaching sessions (up to 12 people/session) every Monday in March from 10 a.m. to noon in SMT 2240. It will be $50/individual; paid prior to the group session.
Seattle’s Shoreline Rules Are Changing. Join us for a discussion about what the new rules mean for you. Will the new shoreline rules affect you?
SEATTLE—On February 7, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) will unveil a draft “right-of-way concept plan” for an area located at the entry to West Seattle. City planners will present information about the draft plan at an open house event scheduled for February 7, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the West Seattle […]
The Department of Planning and Development is proposing amendments to the Housing and Building Maintenance Code (Seattle Municipal Code Section 22.206) and the Land Use Code (Seattle Municipal Code Section 23.91), concerning standards for habitable and vacant buildings. The proposed regulations would consolidate code provisions concerning maintenance of vacant building sites by moving code enforcement […]
The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr., national holiday. DPD will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 18. For business hours, please contact (206) 684-8850 or visit: www.seattle.gov/dpd.
The 2009 Energy Code requirements for residential spaces took effect statewide on Jan. 1, 2011 (the 2009 Seattle Energy Code requirements for nonresidential spaces took effect on Nov. 23, 2010). To determine the 2009 Seattle Energy Code requirements, you need to look at both the 2009 Washington State Energy Code and Seattle ordinance 123430. Wherever […]