DPD is committed to providing good customer service to its applicants. The permit turnaround data is updated monthly online and can be viewed at http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/resourcecenter
DPD and Seattle Public Utilities have been working on revisions and clarifications to the Side Sewer Code (SMC 21.16) and its associated Director’s Rules.
The 2009 editions of the Seattle Building Code, Seattle Existing Building, Seattle Mechanical Code and Seattle Fuel Gas Code are tentatively scheduled to take effect this August, followed by a 60-day period during which applicants are allowed to choose whether to use the 2006 or 2009 codes.
The results are in on the Seattle Design Commission’s call for ideas for vacant project sites. The response to our call was overwhelming—we had 83 entries! The ideas for how to temporarily use stalled project sites covered a broad gamut and it was clear that people had gone to amazing effort to think through and put down their ideas.
A public meeting with the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Committee and the Capitol Hill Design Review Board is scheduled for July 7, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to explain, and to hear public comment on, proposed legislation developed by DPD as the second of a two-part process, sponsored by Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, to protect the character of the Pike/Pine neighborhood.
The City Council’s Regional Development and Sustainability Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on DPD’s proposed code changes to support urban agriculture on July 21, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Council’s Chamber, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue.
DPD and Seattle Public Utilities will lead green roof walking tours on Friday, July 30, and Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Tours will run from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., and will visit four or five sites including the Seattle Justice Center and the 5th and Madison rooftop plaza. At each location, guest speakers will cover topics including green roof design and construction, maintenance, and functional benefits.
Motivated by the recently passed Seattle Energy Disclosure Ordinance, downtown property owners and managers are sharing utility data to create a Seattle 2030 District. Usually considered proprietary data, property owners are working together in order to develop a baseline of district-wide energy use and strive collectively to meet the 2030 Challenge. The Seattle 2030 District intends to go beyond just the data gathering and reporting required by the ordinance.
Seattle Public Utilities has successfully certified their Operations and Control Center facility as a LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) Gold project, the City of Seattle’s first LEED CI – Gold project. The project was an adaptive reuse of the facility to support the utility’s mission and fulfill strategic priorities for the next century.
DPD is proud to announce Peter Dobrovolny as a 2010 Cascadia Green Building Council Fellow. The Cascadia Fellowship is awarded annually to individuals who have made significant contributions to the green building movement either regionally or nationally, and are recognized leaders within the greater green design community.