We are happy to announce that on December 16, 2013, the City Council approved new citywide design guidelines and 18 sets of revised neighborhood-specific design guidelines. The new citywide guidelines replace the guidelines originally drafted in 1993 and entitled Design Review: Guidelines for Multifamily and Commercial Buildings, with the updated version entitled Seattle Design Guidelines.
On July 21 Mayor Mike McGinn signed into law an ordinance to create jobs and improve neighborhood vitality by allowing more mobile food vending in Seattle. The ordinance, developed in consultation with vendors, restaurants, and neighbors, was approved by an 8-0 vote of the City Council on Monday. The mayor held a signing ceremony at Lake Union Park as part of the Seattle Parks Foundation’s Mobile Food Chowdown.