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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seattle Planning Commission launched the online version of Seattle Transit Communities – Integrating Neighborhoods with Transit. The online report allows easy navigation of all report content as well as other features found only in the online version including an interactive Flash movie, a funding and implementation toolkit, a navigable map of 41 Seattle transit communities, and more!
Radhika Nair was appointed by Seattle City Council to the Seattle Planning Commission in 2010.
Born in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) a 3000-year old city in Kerala state, in tropical southwest India, you might wonder, as I did, how Radhika Nair found herself in Seattle. It’s a tale worth hearing, for it helps one see what a gift it is to have her as a planning commissioner in Seattle.
On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Pyramid Alehouse, the Seattle Planning Commission unveiled its much anticipated report, “Seattle Transit Communities – Integrating Neighborhoods With Transit.”
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.
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.
The Planning Commission and the Department of Planning and Development have released an updated version of their popular comprehensive A Guide to Building a Backyard Cottage which helps a homeowner successfully design and build a backyard cottage. The Guide now reflects the December 2009 legislation allowing backyard cottages citywide.
City of Seattle has won a Judges Merit Award for its innovative civic engagement efforts for Neighborhood Planning Updates and Status Check. Gov. Chris Gregoire announced the winners of her 2010 Smart Communities Awards for creating livable communities in Washington State.
The Seattle Planning Commission is comprised of 16 volunteers, all of whom are appointed by the Mayor or the City Council. The commission is an independent and objective body that advises the Mayor, City Council and City departments on “broad planning goals, policies and plans for…development of the city.” We are the stewards of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and are deeply involved in citywide and neighborhood planning activities.
After conducting a comprehensive status check on 24 of Seattle’s Neighborhood Plans, the Seattle Planning Commission released Findings & Recommendations: Future Neighborhood Plan Updates on April 8, 2010. During a lengthy deliberative process, commissioners recorded neighbors’ comments and concerns in citywide meetings and reviewed the feedback submitted by nearly 5,000 constituents in an online forum designed to broaden the participation pool. Adding their own expertise and viewing the findings through an objective lens, the commissioners were able to formulate a set of recommendations and findings to help guide city officials and neighbors as the neighborhood plan process moves forward.