The City of Seattle is looking for candidates to serve on the Seattle Planning Commission beginning in April 2016. Planning Commission members are appointed by the Mayor or the City Council and may serve up to two consecutive, three-year terms. This year, three positions will be open in total; all appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the full City Council.
Seattle Arena Approved by the Seattle Design Commission
After thoughtful consideration this morning, the Seattle Design Commission voted 6-0 to recommend approval of the proposed arena at 1700 1st Avenue South. This comes on the heels of a recommended approval by the Design Review Board earlier this week.
New Commissioners Sought
The City of Seattle is looking for candidates to serve on the Seattle Planning Commission beginning in April 2014.
Family-Sized Housing White Paper Released by Seattle Planning Commission
The Seattle Planning Commission, a volunteer 16-member body that advises the Mayor and City Council, has released a white paper on family-sized housing. The commission’s white paper offers an action agenda to make it easier to find affordable family-sized housing in Seattle. Describing family-size housing as “an essential ingredient to attract and retain families with children in Seattle,” the commission is asking City leaders to pursue an action plan to increase the availability of housing for low- and middle-income families.
Planning Commission Announces New Analyst
The Seattle Planning Commission welcomes Jesseca Brand as their new policy analyst. Brand replaces Katie Sheehy, who has joined the DPD’s planning office.
Conference: Designing a Family-Friendly Downtown
DPD and the Seattle Planning Commission are co-presenting this one-day conference with the Seattle branch of the American Institute of Architects and the Downtown Seattle Association.
Seeking New Commissioners For Seattle Planning Commission
The City of Seattle is looking for candidates to serve on the Seattle Planning Commission beginning in April 2013. Planning commission members are appointed by the Mayor or the City Council to serve renewable, three-year terms. This year, three positions will open in all; one position will be appointed by the Mayor and two will be appointed by the City Council.
DPD Service Outage – Aug. 30 to Sept 5
All DPD web applications will be out of service, due to electrical repairs on Aug. 30 at 5:00 p.m. to Sept. 5 at 8:00 a.m. During the outage, you can still schedule inspections at (206) 684-8900 and file a complaint at (206) 615-0808. Permit and other services will be limited during the interruption. For questions about available services, call (206) 684-8850. Visit www.seattle.gov/dpd on Sept. 4 and Sept. 5 to learn if DPD is back to regular business operations.
Green Code Provisions Open House
The City of Seattle and regional partners are identifying long-term green priorities and developing new code to address climate change.The public can comment on the draft code language at the Green Code Provisions Open House. Staff will be available to answer questions and give feedback to those who want to comment.
David Cutler Elected Chair of the Seattle Planning Commission
The Seattle Planning Commission elected new leadership earlier this month. David Cutler was elected by the commission to serve as chair. Cutler previously served as the commission’s vice chair alongside outgoing Chair Leslie Miller. The leadership term will last until July 2013.
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