Our Land Use Division requires the financially responsible party of record to pay any outstanding fees on project applications or issued permits, regardless of activity or status. Our Director is authorized to collect any fees that remain unpaid within 30 days.
We’ve Extended the Deadline to Apply to be a Design Review Board Member!
We’ve extended the deadline to apply to be a Design Review Board member. It’s now December 31, 2019!
Additional Land Use Staff Coming Soon
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.
Land Use Review Moving to the 19th Floor
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.
Reminder: Land Use Review Moved to the 31st Floor
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.
West Seattle Triangle Open House
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.
Land Use Monthly Billing
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.
POSTPONED: West Seattle Triangle Open House
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.
New Monthly Billing for Land Use Projects
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.
Comprehensive Plan Amendments in 2010
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.