Last summer, we hosted a meeting in West Seattle to provide information about development in the neighborhood and give West Seattleites an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. About 40 people joined 26 staff from the City’s Departments of Transportation, Planning and Development, Neighborhoods, and the Mayor’s office. You can read more about the meeting, and view the presentation materials, at The West Seattle Blog. This article summarizes what we heard about some of the major issues and identifies how you can get involved in related ongoing planning efforts.
The City of Seattle is looking for candidates to serve on the Seattle Planning Commission beginning in April 2014.
Today the Seattle Planning Commission released Housing Seattle, a report that analyzes housing information from the Census, American Community Survey as well as market data.
“The action strategy we put forward today will help Seattle address important gaps in our housing market and disparities among certain segments of the population,” stated Planning Commission Chair Leslie Miller, “Seattle is a stronger, more prosperous city if we have diversity in people who live and work here.”
The City of Seattle is sending letters to the owners of 8,000 buildings this week informing them of its new building energy-efficiency program. The program aims to help building owners and managers reduce their energy costs through benchmarking – or measuring and rating a building’s energy performance. By benchmarking, owners get insight into how their building uses – and wastes – energy and can begin identifying opportunities to improve energy efficiency and increase savings.
Read our “Seattle’s Shoreline Rules to Change” blog story and go to our Shoreline Master Program website to learn more about proposed new shoreline regulations for Seattle.
The Comprehensive Plan Survey is ending Oct. 31.
If you haven’t taken the Comprehensive Plan survey – 1300 people already have, there is still time. We are closing the survey Oct. 31. Give us your thoughts on what Seattle should be planning for the next 20 years, and beyond.