DPD has created an internal staff committee to develop the 2011 Seattle Electrical Code. The 2011 Seattle Electrical Code will be a combination of the 2011 National Electrical Code and Seattle amendments. The committee is preparing a list of discussion items, code issues, and possible modifications to update the electrical code.
The 2009 Seattle building, residential, mechanical, fuel gas, and existing building codes took effect on September 23, 2010. Applicants may choose to use either the 2006 until November 22, 2010.
In late August, the Mayor forwarded the 2009 Seattle Energy Code ordinance to the Seattle City Council. On September 29, 2010, the Seattle City Council Committee on the Built Environment began consideration of the 2009 Seattle Energy Code ordinance. However, the Committee on the Built Environment was not able to complete their review. Consequently, the Committee on the Built Environment will continue their discussion of the 2009 Seattle Energy Code at a future meeting later this fall.
This month the City Council adopted a resolution naming the topics that will be examined for possible inclusion in the City’s Comprehensive Plan, as part of the annual amendment process. The topics include: a new marine container element required by state law; a measurable goal for reducing the amount of vehicle miles traveled in the city; revised shoreline policies as part of the mandated update of the City’s Shoreline Master Program; authorization for a new type of review for very large sites in urban centers; updated neighborhood plans for North Beacon Hill, North Rainier and Othello neighborhoods; expansion of the 23rd/Jackson urban village boundary.
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.
A public meeting with the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Committee and the Capitol Hill Design Review Board is scheduled for July 7, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to explain, and to hear public comment on, proposed legislation developed by DPD as the second of a two-part process, sponsored by Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, to protect the character of the Pike/Pine neighborhood.
Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan, Toward a Sustainable Seattle, guides decisions about growth over a 20-year horizon by articulating goals and policies that accommodate growth while preserving what Seattle citizens value about our city and region. The Comprehensive Plan annual amendments cycle provides an opportunity to propose amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan that address changing conditions or emerging issues. On March 29, 2010, the City Council approved Ordinance 123267, amending the Comprehensive Plan.
Mayor Greg Nickels and the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) released final Executive Recommendations from the Livable South Downtown Planning Study today. Recommendations include proposed Land Use Code amendments for areas within the South Downtown planning area: Pioneer Square, Chinatown/ International District, Little Saigon and other areas east of Interstate 5, […]
On June 29, 2009 the City Council adopted amendments to the City’s Land Use Code affecting the Pike/Pine neighborhood on Capitol Hill. The intent of the changes are to promote neighborhood conservation of arts and cultural uses that are characteristic of Pike/Pine, retain structures that contribute to the built character of the neighborhood, and encourage a higher degree of compatibility between new and old development.