We are gradually moving into a monthly billing system for land use projects. When fully automated, an invoice will be sent to any project which has accrued fees during a given month. Invoices will also be sent and monitored at the time a decision is ready to be published or a permit is issued.
The 2009 Seattle Energy Code requirements for residential spaces took effect statewide on January 1, 2011. (The 2009 Seattle Energy Code requirements for nonresidential spaces took effect on November 23, 2010.) For determining the 2009 Seattle Energy Code requirements, you need to look at both the 2009 Washington State Energy Code and Seattle ordinance 123430.
On December 20, amendments to the Side Sewer Code, Chapters 21.16 and 21.24 of the Seattle Municipal Code, were signed by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. The Side Sewer Code amendments will be effective January 19, 2011. DPD and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will start implementation and posting revisions to rules and forms related to side sewers on the DPD web site over the next two months.
DPD’s permit turnaround times for November 2010
Working with key community stakeholders in the South Lake Union neighborhood, DPD has completed work on the South Lake Union Urban Design Framework (UDF). The South Lake Union UDF establishes a shared design vision for the physical development of the South Lake Union neighborhood. The UDF bridges 15 years of community planning work in the neighborhood with concrete implementation actions.
DPD released one draft and three final Director’s Rules in December 2010.
The 2009 Energy Code requirements for residential spaces took effect statewide on Jan. 1, 2011 (the 2009 Seattle Energy Code requirements for nonresidential spaces took effect on Nov. 23, 2010). To determine the 2009 Seattle Energy Code requirements, you need to look at both the 2009 Washington State Energy Code and Seattle ordinance 123430. Wherever […]
On December 13, the City Council approved the first major revisions for lowrise zoning regulations since the late 1980s. The changes include a new streamlined administrative design review process for townhouses.
DPD will be closed the following days: Thursday, Dec. 23, Friday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 31.
Effective January 1, 2011, there will be a number of changes to DPD’s fee ordinance. Fees have been adjusted to cover the cost of service, including a cost of living adjustment (COLA) to cover 2008 and 2009 (fees have not been adjusted since the beginning of 2008). A new provision was added to allow for monthly billing for land use review, which will help the applicant and staff track permit costs during the review process. This will be phased in over the next year; there are no changes to the land use hourly fees.