In an effort to create a more predictable design review process, while continuing to strive for high quality architecture and urban design, DPD will be implementing the new procedures beginning in January 2013.
2012 Fee Changes
DPD adjusted its service fees on January 1, 2012.
DPD uses the most recent building valuation data (BVD) published by the International Code Council as a base for the Seattle BVD table, found in Director’s Rule (DR) 1-2012.
SDOT Street Improvement Permitting (SIP) Workshops
During the past year the SDOT Street Use Street Improvement Permitting (SIP) Section has implemented many changes in the processes and requirements for obtaining approval of Street Improvement Plans. Process improvements have spanned SIP design guidance, formal review, correction cycles, plan approval, and permit issuance processes. In 2010 the SDOT SIP pre-construction, construction, inspection, and project close-out processes and requirements will be modified.
Changes to the City of Seattle Condominium Conversion Ordinance
As local economic conditions improve property owners and developers may consider converting apartment rental units into condominiums. There are two important bodies of law that govern these conversions.