As a reminder, DPD has changed some services for applicants and the public. The changes are necessary due to DPD’s significantly reduced permit-related revenue that resulted in a series of layoffs. New Hours for Applicant Services Center (ASC), Plans Routing, Public Resource Center and Microfilm Library (All of 20th Floor, plus Plans Routing area on the 21st Floor, Seattle Municipal Tower) are Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday – 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Today the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) announced changes in services for applicants and the public. The changes are in response to the continued slow down in the development sector, which has significantly reduced permit related revenue for the department and resulted in a series of layoffs since the beginning of 2009. The latest round of layoffs takes effect October 1. The service changes are scheduled to go into effect October 18.