The Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board will consider proposed design guidelines for the Fort Lawton Landmark District at a public hearing on Wednesday, September 1. The Fort Lawton Historic District is historically significant for its association with the history of the City of Seattle and for its planned site and expression of military interpretations of American architectural styles of the 1890s and early 1900s.
Check out the relaunch of City Green Building’s website, www.seattle.gov/dpd/greenbuilding. It’s got the same great information with a new, improved look and updated features.
Legislation adopting the 2009 Seattle building, residential, mechanical, fuel gas, and existing building codes has been submitted to the City Council. Our most current estimate is that the codes will take effect in early September, followed by a 60 day “grace period” when applicants can choose to use the 2006 or 2009 codes.
After deciding on June 11, 2010 to delay the effective date of the 2009 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC), the Washington State Building Code Council (WSBCC) met again on June 30, 2010 and endorsed January 1, 2011 as a preferred effective date.
As you’ve probably heard, many in the City will be taking unpaid furlough days due to the City’s current financial situation.
DPD is committed to providing good customer service to its applicants. You can see our progress with the June 2010 Turnaround Times.
DPD is meeting the changing technical environment of social media head on. DPD’s new social media portal conveniently consolidates the department’s Facebook sites, Twitter, blogs, RSS feeds, and listservs in one location at www.seattle.gov/dpd/About/GotaQuestion/DPDS017632.asp.
July 2010 publication updates include CAM 415, Applicant Responsibilities and Plan Requirements for Mechanical Permits, and DPD/SDOT DR 12-2010/4/2010, Maynard Ave. S. and South Lane St. Streetscape Concept Plan.
On July 21, King County Public Health officially announced its Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant awards to community based organizations, school districts and local governments throughout King County. Under the Healthy Eating/Active Living (HEAL) CPPW grant, DPD was awarded $108,000 for their Integrated Food Systems and Healthy Communities proposal.
Seattle residents can get free trees for their neighborhood through two City-sponsored programs offered this summer. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Office of Sustainability and Environment are working together to help residents beautify their neighborhood and help the environment.