We’ve extended the deadline to apply to be a Design Review Board member. It’s now December 31, 2019!
To support increased permit volumes and reduce turnaround times for the review of permit applications, Mayor Durkan’s office coordinated with the City Budget Office to approve 13 additional positions for SDCI’s Land Use Division.
We will be bringing on 11 Land Use Planners, 1 Land Use Supervisor, and 1 Permit Specialist to support increased workload and reduce turnaround times for the review of permit applications.
The Land Use Review Team will be moving to its permanent office space on the 19th floor in early December. Beginning December 4, applicants need to drop off Design Review meeting packets at the 19th floor reception area instead of the 31st floor of Seattle Municipal Tower.
As of June 19, applicants need to drop off Design Review meeting packets on the 31st floor instead of the 22nd floor of Seattle Municipal Tower. Our Land Use Review Team is temporarily relocated to the 31st floor for the next 4-6 months while our space on the 22nd floor is remodeled.
DPD will host a West Seattle Triangle Open House on Monday, February 7, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 S.W. Oregon Street.
We are gradually moving into a monthly billing system for land use projects. When fully automated, an invoice will be sent to any project which has accrued fees during a given month. Invoices will also be sent and monitored at the time a decision is ready to be published or a permit is issued.
Seattle DPD is planning an open house event for the West Seattle Triangle Project. The open house will take place on December 2 between 6:00 and 8:00 PM at the West Seattle Senior Center. All are invited. The open house will present information about the West Seattle Triangle planning project including project outcomes and community process to date.
DPD is moving toward a monthly billing process for land use applications. When implemented, later this fall, monthly invoices will be sent for land use projects which accrue fees during any given month. Invoices will be sent to the financially responsible party who will have 30 days to pay the invoice and avoid the cancellation and collection process.
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 DPD Land Use program is preparing to implement a monthly billing system to support the Master Use permit (MUP) process. Fees for MUPs are charged at an hourly rate, and can vary based on design considerations, project complexity, public interest, appeal hearings, and customer’s preparedness.