Mayor Mike McGinn today transmitted to the City Council a legislative package to reduce regulatory burdens that hinder job creation. The package was developed by a panel of developers, neighborhood activists, design professionals, labor leaders, and environmentalists. Mayor McGinn convened the panel as part of his Jobs Plan, to spark innovation and entrepreneurial investment, and make it easier for businesses to be sustainable in Seattle.
On July 12, 2011, the Washington State Building Code Council (WSBCC) voted to “suspend the energy metering requirements in Chapter 12 of the Washington State Energy Code while reviewing the requirements and looking at the economic aspects of metering.”
You have probably walked by or even bought lunch at one, but have you ever thought about operating your own food cart or truck in Seattle? If so, here’s what you need to know: Are you a registered business in the State of Washington? Do you have a City of Seattle business license? Do you […]
What will it take to create a vital community at the Northgate light-rail station? This question is one of many that representatives from the City of Seattle, King County, Sound Transit and other agencies would like to discuss with the public at an Open House for the Community Design Study for the Northgate Light Rail Station Area.
In order to spark innovation and entrepreneurial investment, and make it easier for businesses to be sustainable, the City is pursuing opportunities to reduce red tape and encourage job growth while enhancing our commitment to the environment. Over time, some of the City’s regulations have become outdated, or redundant. Now is the time to update our regulations.
Seattle City Council is proposing legislation that would facilitate the use of development agreements as authorized by state law, for transit oriented development within the Capitol Hill Station Area Overlay District. Such development agreements would be between the City of Seattle and a regional transit authority and would address the development of real property owned by a regional transit authority in the Capitol Hill Station Area Overlay District.
The City Council is proposing to amend the Land Use and Building Codes to adopt standards for wall signs in commercial, industrial and downtown zones and to close a “loophole” in the City’s Sign Code by amending definitions of certain signs in the Land Use and Building Codes. The proposed legislation also increases the maximum penalties for violations of certain sign provisions in the Land Use and Building Codes. The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has prepared this Director’s Report at the request of Council
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.