It’s time to get ready for the next phase of the #SeattleSqueeze, the period through 2024 where private and public construction projects will put pressure on our transportation system, changing how we all get around. As you are aware, we are in the midst of many major changes, and we need your help to keep people and goods moving safely.
We updated several Tips, including some on rental regulations, shoreline code, and land use permits.
Passionate about design or architecture? Mayor Jenny Durkan is looking for qualified candidates to fill 6 upcoming openings on the City of Seattle’s Design Review Boards. Board members evaluate the design of new buildings based on citywide and neighborhood-specific design guidelines. The boards review large mixed-use developments, multifamily housing, and commercial projects. The volunteer positions will start on April 4, 2020, when retiring board members’ terms expire.
Did you know that most landslides occur between the months of November and March? As snow melts and rainfall continues to increase throughout the winter, the threat of landslides will continue to rise.
The rainy season is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to think about whether you will be doing any grading between November 1 and March 31. If your project includes Geotechnical Special Inspections AND if your project is in an environmentally critical area or involves a large quantity of earth-moving, check your special inspection permit record for an item called “Monitor Grading Season Restriction.” If you see “Monitor Grading Season Restriction” on your record, this means that grading between November 1 and March 31 is prohibited unless you apply for and receive a Grading Season Extension.
The Seattle Department of Constructions and Inspections (SDCI) and Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) together are launching a survey to help guide our effort to select designs for pre-approved plans for accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
Small, secondary homes located on the same lot as an existing residence, ADUs create more places to rent in neighborhoods where housing is often unaffordable and give homeowners flexibility to generate income, build wealth, and meet their changing household needs.
SDCI now requires you to include a completed King County Sewer Use Capacity Form when you submit your construction permit application. We require this form for all new construction projects, including Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs). You must complete, sign, and submit the correct form based on your project’s type of construction.
We are pleased to announce our new Monthly Training Sessions for the Seattle Services Portal. Our goal is to help Portal users understand more about the permits process via our online portal. We will meet the third Tuesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Please join us in person or via Skype to have all your questions answered live.
We have a new report, SDCI Next Available Appointment Times, to help customers more easily find available application appointments by permit type. The report gets updated every evening with the most recent availability. The report includes the next five available appointment slots for intake, coaching, and pre-submittal appointments.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2019, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will be making changes to the multiple meter flow test process to ensure that meters are connected to the correct private water lines in order to improve billing accuracy.