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.
The Office of Economic Development cordially invites you to attend City Business Casual this Thursday, February 9, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at a New Location – O’Asian, 800 5th Avenue, Suite Plaza 1.
The Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board will consider proposed design guidelines for the Fort Lawton Landmark District at a public hearing on Wednesday, September 1. The Fort Lawton Historic District is historically significant for its association with the history of the City of Seattle and for its planned site and expression of military interpretations of American architectural styles of the 1890s and early 1900s.
On July 21, King County Public Health officially announced its Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant awards to community based organizations, school districts and local governments throughout King County. Under the Healthy Eating/Active Living (HEAL) CPPW grant, DPD was awarded $108,000 for their Integrated Food Systems and Healthy Communities proposal.
Seattle residents can get free trees for their neighborhood through two City-sponsored programs offered this summer. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Office of Sustainability and Environment are working together to help residents beautify their neighborhood and help the environment.
In 2009 over 1,500 people helped plan the future of their neighborhoods in North Beacon, North Rainier and Othello. Now it’s time to get things done. Come help prioritize next steps and sign up for project action teams.
During June and July, many neighbors joined in meetings and many other hundreds participated in on line questionnaires to review the Draft Neighborhood Status Reports and comment on changes— good, bad, and unexpected —that have occurred since Seattle’s Neighborhood Plans were written in the late 90’s. … The Neighborhood Plan Advisory Committee (NPAC) and the Seattle Planning Commission want to report back to you on the trends that emerged so far and to get your help to identify the continuing priorities and new issues that should be emphasized in the final Status Reports and a State of the Neighborhood Report that will be presented to the City Council and Mayor.
On June 29, 2009 the City Council adopted amendments to the City’s Land Use Code affecting the Pike/Pine neighborhood on Capitol Hill. The intent of the changes are to promote neighborhood conservation of arts and cultural uses that are characteristic of Pike/Pine, retain structures that contribute to the built character of the neighborhood, and encourage a higher degree of compatibility between new and old development.