DPD has recently implemented a monthly billing system for Master Use Permit applications and is working on billing systems for other applications. In order to align our current practices with the more rigorous demands of automated billing, to ensure compliance with the fee ordinance, and to meet legal requirements for collecting delinquent payments, DPD has […]
January 2011 Permit Turnaround Times
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is revising its Water Availability Certificate Policy for connecting to its distribution water system.
Updates to the Water Availability Certificate (WAC) policy, which was originally developed many years ago, will provide updates to address changes in how development is happening in Seattle, particularly infill development. There are also changes to ensure fairer application of code requirements to all development.
A number of items have been posted on the Seattle Energy Code website for download within the last month. These can all be accessed from the right hand navigation tab on the Seattle Energy Code homepage.
On December 14, 2010, the City Council adopted Ordinance 123495. This ordinance establishes new development standards for lowrise (LR) multifamily zones, a new administrative design review process for townhouses, and other standards that apply in various zoning designations. In preparing to administer this legislation, staff from DPD has discovered corrections and clarifications that would facilitate use of the new provisions, in keeping with Council’s intent. Most of the amendments are minor technical changes (e.g. correcting outdated formatting and subsection references). The proposed ordinance also contains amendments that are clarifications to provisions or corrections of errors or omissions.
Thank you Seattle, for helping kick-off the process to redesign our Waterfront! Were you one of the 960+ people who attended the Waterfront Seattle kick-off?
Peter Dobrovolny was recognized as a longtime champion of energy efficiency with his win of the BetterBricks Award in the category of Advocate. The BetterBricks Awards celebrate the champions of energy efficiency whose forward-thinking business practices set the industry standard for sustainability in commercial real estate. The sixth annual Puget Sound BetterBricks Awards honored a […]
EcoBuilding Green Homes Tours will be offered April 16 and April 17 at two convenient locations. Sites are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Priority Green EXPEDITED incentives set high but achievable thresholds for energy efficiency, water conservation and waste reduction. Priority Green projects demonstrate the ability to go beyond minimum code and typical construction practices.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential and commercial buildings consume 70 percent of all electricity produced in the U.S. and generate 40 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. Americans know exactly how much energy their cars are using, yet they know little about how much energy their buildings are using – or wasting. Seattle’s energy benchmarking and reporting program makes building energy use apparent to consumers and can unlock the vast potential for energy savings in Seattle’s building stock.