DPD has kicked off a Major Update of the Seattle Comprehensive Plan. This happens but once every seven years. This month we are making a special outreach to you to complete a survey. It can be found on our website, www.seattle.gov/dpd/planning/CompPlan, or on our Seattle 2030 and Beyond Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SEA2030. Please take the survey and please pass it on to your friends and neighbors! Please watch the video about this project – (also visible on our webiste and Facebook page ) – this will provide you with helpful background about the comprehensive plan.
The Department of Planning and Development, working together with the Seattle Planning Commission, is inviting the public to weigh in on the important opportunities and challenges Seattle faces over the next twenty years. The City of Seattle is reviewing and updating its Comprehensive Plan and needs input from the public on what the City should focus on. This review is required to take place every seven years by the state Growth Management Act.
DPD has update pages available for people who have paper copies of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Toward a Sustainable Seattle. These pages include the amendments City Council adopted earlier this year.
Do you have a vision for the perfect Seattle in 2030 and beyond? Do you sometimes wonder why the City implements some ideas and not others? Do you want to roll up your sleeves and get into the nitty gritty of planning your city’s future? If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, then DPD wants to hear from you.
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.
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.
The Seattle Planning Commission is comprised of 16 volunteers, all of whom are appointed by the Mayor or the City Council. The commission is an independent and objective body that advises the Mayor, City Council and City departments on “broad planning goals, policies and plans for…development of the city.” We are the stewards of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and are deeply involved in citywide and neighborhood planning activities.
Diane Sugimura, director of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD), today announced the appointment of Marshall Foster as Seattle city planning director. The city planning director oversees all aspects of Seattle’s comprehensive and regional planning, land use policy, neighborhood planning, urban design, green building, and the work of the Seattle Design and Planning Commissions. The city planning director reports to the head of DPD.
Join former Mayor Norm Rice for the kick-off of a major update of Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan – “Seattle 2030 & Beyond.” Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 1994, sets policies and goals for a full range of elements that affect how a city will grow, including land use, transportation, housing, capital facilities, utilities, economic development, neighborhood planning, human development, cultural resources and the environment.
Over the last few months DPD staff has been working with neighborhood representatives to develop a proposal to rezone specific areas of industrial zoning within the Ballard Hub Urban Village (HUV) and outside the Ballard-Interbay Manufacturing and Industrial Center (BINMIC). The work stems from a Comprehensive Plan resolution adopted by Council in December 2007…