The City Council approved and the Mayor signed legislation that continues the Living Building Pilot Program (LBPP) until 2025. The law will become effective on November 6, 2016. The updated Living Building program legislation expands on a pilot program started in 2009 and increases the number of buildings that can participate to 20. To date, two projects have met the Living Building Pilot Program requirements, the Stone 34 project in Wallingford and the Bullitt Center building on Capitol Hill.
Seattle DCI released two updated Tips, a draft Director’s Rule on green building standards, and a final Director’s Rule on an updated steep slope map.
DPD release two draft Director’s Rules and two final rules.
The Director of Seattle Public Utilities is proposing rule DWW-430.1, Flow Control Requirements for Projects in Identified Public Combined Sewer Basins. The proposed draft and map exhibit for the SODO/Waterfront Basin are available on the Project Documents page of our Stormwater Code & Rules Update website.
DPD published three updated Tips and seven draft Director’s Rules.
In October 2012, the Seattle City Council passed the Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) to help ensure that all rental housing in Seattle is safe and meets basic housing maintenance requirements. All rental properties in Seattle are required to register with the City starting in 2014 and will be inspected at least once every 10 years.
DPD updated three Tips:Tip 121, Criteria for Consistently Prepared Applicant (CPA) Submittals; Tip 213B, Application Requirements for Lot Boundary Adjustments; and Tip 229, Residential Use of a Floating Home, House Barge or Vessel. A draft Directors Rule, Clarifying the application of Design Review thresholds for congregate residences, is available for public comment.