The City of Seattle announced today the start of a new expedited permitting process for highly energy efficient development projects. On September 30 the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) launched the Green Q permitting program for single family and other small residential projects.
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DPD is beginning to review the draft 2009 Seattle Mechanical Code. A committee of the Construction Codes Advisory Board (CCAB) will be formed this fall to review the draft.
In order to improve the design and variety of townhouses in Seattle, Mayor Nickels directed DPD to create an Administrative Design Review (ADR) process for townhouses in conjunction with adoption of a Multifamily Code Update. This project will extend Design Review to cover more townhouses in order to raise the overall quality of townhouse design, without adding significantly to project cost or affordability.
Seattle has been named the most sustainable big city in the nation. Seattle led in the green building category as well as energy production/conservation and air quality.
City Green Building is proud to announce 19 new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED™ AP).
On June 29, 2009 the City Council adopted amendments to the City’s Land Use Code affecting the Pike/Pine neighborhood on Capitol Hill. The intent of the changes are to promote neighborhood conservation of arts and cultural uses that are characteristic of Pike/Pine, retain structures that contribute to the built character of the neighborhood, and encourage a higher degree of compatibility between new and old development.
The Seattle Planning Commission and Neighborhood Planning Advisory Committee want your feedback about the status of your neighborhood plan and the changes that have occurred since your plan was adopted. We’ve set up a “virtual meeting” on the Seattle Planning Commission’s website where you can follow three simple steps to provide feedback about your neighborhood: www.seattle.gov/planningcommission/.