Have a problem with a steep slope? Learn how to protect yourself and your property at one of two free landslide meetings, sponsored by DPD, Seattle Public Utilities, and Seattle Parks and Recreation.
The 2009 Seattle building, residential, mechanical, fuel gas, and existing building codes took effect on September 23, 2010. Applicants may choose to use either the 2006 until November 22, 2010.
In late August, the Mayor forwarded the 2009 Seattle Energy Code ordinance to the Seattle City Council. On September 29, 2010, the Seattle City Council Committee on the Built Environment began consideration of the 2009 Seattle Energy Code ordinance. However, the Committee on the Built Environment was not able to complete their review. Consequently, the Committee on the Built Environment will continue their discussion of the 2009 Seattle Energy Code at a future meeting later this fall.
As you’ve probably heard, many in the City will be taking unpaid furlough days due to the City’s current financial situation. This includes DPD. In an effort to continue meeting our customer service objectives and recognizing the range of resources needed on any given day, DPD’s offices will be closed ten days in 2010, rather […]
DPD is committed to providing good customer service to its applicants. The permit turnaround data is updated monthly online and can be viewed at www.seattle.gov/dpd/resourcecenter (go to “Turnaround/Approval Times 2010“).
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. With at least 62 green roofs already built—359,375 square feet, about the size of nine football fields—Seattle is a national leader in the field. The report, […]
In July 2010, DPD proposed a comprehensive revision of Seattle’s tree regulations. Responding to Council Resolution 31138, DPD evaluated the effectiveness of existing regulations and made recommendations on how they could be improved. The proposal is intended to meet the goals of the Urban Forest Management Plan while balancing competing needs.
We humans are awakening to the reality that we are living beings and that life, by its nature, can exist only in community. The framework for a new economy is designed to bring humans into balance with Earth’s biosphere, equitably share the wealth of our common human heritage, and make democracy a living practice. It’s time to turn away from the economic system ruled by global corporations and financial markets and create a future in which economic power is rooted in people and communities of place.
Although many case studies of sustainable buildings have been produced, few are grounded in a true understanding of the field performance of their sustainable features. Acknowledging this, the City of Seattle commissioned a post occupancy performance evaluation of two of its key sustainable buildings in the downtown Civic Core – Seattle City Hall and the Seattle Justice Center.
October publication updates include DPD/SDOT DR 12-2010/4-2010, Maynard Ave. S. and South Lane St. Streetscape Concept Plan.