The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association in partnership with DPD has drafted new design guidelines to guide the character of development near the future Roosevelt Light Rail Station. The new design guidelines are available for review along with a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) analysis. Comments are due to DPD by April 27.
Training for New Seattle Design Guidelines
Curious about the changes made to the Seattle Design Guidelines? On Tuesday, March 25, DPD will host a public informational training session on the City’s new design guideline format and language.
Council Adopts Updated Design Guidelines
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.
Updates for Citywide Design Guidelines with City Council
The City Council is evaluating our proposal to update the citywide design guidelines that address multifamily and commercial development outside Downtown. In addition, the City Council is also considering updates to 18 neighborhood specific guidelines that augment the citywide guidelines to match the proposed citywide format.
Development Agreement Proposed for Capitol Hill Light Rail Station Sites
In October of 2011, the Urban Design Framework for the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station Sites was finalized. The Framework articulated a vision of the community for the redevelopment of the station sites, offering development guidance and design guidance to the future developers of the station sites. Shortly after the Framework was finalized, City and […]
Citywide Design Guidelines to be Updated
The City’s neighborhood-specific design guidelines are proposed to be reformatted to match the organization and structure of the updated citywide guidelines in order to make it easier to use both sets of guidelines—citywide and neighborhood—for any given project. Changes to the neighborhood guidelines are limited to formatting changes; none of the original content of the neighborhood-specific guidelines has been changed.
Design Guidelines SEPA Decision Published
DPD is concluding its work to update the design guidelines that serve as the primary resource for the Design Review Program. The final draft of the Seattle Design Guidelines includes several revisions from the first draft published in March of 2010, reflecting public comment and internal City review. Upon adoption by City Council, the Seattle Design Guidelines will replace the original document entitled Design Review: Guidelines for Multifamily and Commercial Buildings.
Proposed Update to Pike/Pine Neighborhood Design Guidelines
Councilmember Tom Rasmussen is sponsoring proposed legislation that would help protect the Pike/Pine neighborhood. This proposal will carry out and conclude the second phase of a project, begun in 2008, to develop and implement measures that would protect the character of the rapidly changing and developing Pike/Pine neighborhood.
Public Meeting: Pike/Pine Amendments and Supplemental Design Guidelines
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.
Northgate Design Guidelines Under Review by City Council
The City Council’s Committee on the Built Environment (COBE) is currently reviewing proposed updates to Northgate’s Urban Center & Overlay District Design Guidelines. Council will hold a public hearing to take comments on June 23rd, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. in the Council’s Chamber, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue.