The lowrise portion of the “multifamily code” (MFC) is the part of our Seattle Municipal Code that defines how development can occur in zones focused on higher density residential uses – the rules that apply to building duplexes, townhouses, or apartment buildings.
The new 2009 Seattle technical codes are now in effect as of Nov. 23, 2010.
PLEASE NOTE THE NOVEMBER 23rd SCHEDULED PROJECT REVIEW MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THE DESIGN REVIEW WEBSITE FOR A RESCHEDULED DATE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
The City of Seattle created a new Client Assistance Memo (CAM) #244 that explains the new city code related to expanding opportunities for urban agriculture. Urban agriculture is defined as growing plants and raising animals within and around cities, and Seattle’s Land Use Code recognizes five different urban agriculture uses: Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture, Community Gardens, Horticulture and Urban Farms.
With onset of the rainy season, the City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is reminding builders working in Seattle to inspect and maintain any temporary storm drain inserts they have installed as part of construction projects.
On Sept. 23, 2010, Mayor McGinn signed Ordinance 123392, approving and adopting revised Neighborhood Design Guidelines for the Pike/Pine Urban Center Village, and amending provisions in the Pike/Pine Conservation Overlay District to better maintain the character of the Pike/Pine neighborhood. This ordinance becomes effective on Oct. 23, 2010.
The City of Seattle is pleased to announce the selection of Central Waterfront Partners as the project management/engineering team for Seattle’s Central Waterfront project. This project management/ engineering team will now combine with our recently selected design team, headed by james corner field operations, to jointly design and build the new waterfront.
The Emerald City is living up to its name, according to a new study which found that half of all new commercial structures here are designed with planted rooftops.
Due to decreased permit activity, DPD has experienced significant layoffs as well as cuts to non-personnel costs. We are committed to providing good service to our customers, but we need to adjust our service hours due to the layoffs and limited amount of resources.
The presentations will take place on September 15, 2010 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101. This event is being sponsored by the Seattle Parks Foundation.