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.
DPD’s next furlough is July 2.
Last revised in 2006, the Side Sewer Code and its associated joint SPU/DPD Director’s Rule are being revised in order to clarify existing requirements, address past comments and concerns from stakeholders, and improve City regulatory policies and actions.
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.
Take advantage of a free Energy Star Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Workshop, sponsored by AEE and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on June 16th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.
On the evening of May 25 DPD held a community meeting about streetscape concept design for Thomas St. from Eastlake Ave. to Elliott Ave. Thomas St. is one of three streets that will be reconnected across Aurora Ave. (SR 99) when the north portal of the waterfront tunnel is completed. This will create opportunity for a continuous green street pedestrian corridor through South Lake Union, Seattle Center, and the Uptown neighborhood.