DPD continues to receive public comments on the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) draft regulations that were released on February 9, 2011. The deadline for comments on the proposed regulations has been extended to May 31, 2011. Seattle residents, business owners, and community groups are encouraged to review the draft regulations and provide input.
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.
DPD has created an internal staff committee to develop the 2011 Seattle Electrical Code. The 2011 Seattle Electrical Code will be a combination of the 2011 National Electrical Code and Seattle amendments. The committee is preparing a list of discussion items, code issues, and possible modifications to update the electrical code.
The City Council’s Committee on the Built Environment will hold two public hearings to take comments on two proposals: 1) South Downtown legislation; and 2) Amendments to lowrise zoning and establishing a design review process for townhouses.
TIME CORRECTION: The hearings are on November 22, 2010. The hearing for South Downtown will be first at 5:30 p.m. and the hearing on the lowrise and design review proposals will immediately follow.
With names of the final lead designers for Seattle’s Central Waterfront announced, including a free public event at Benaroya on the 15th, there is an opportunity for a city-wide discussion. Submit a question to be asked at the presentation, or submit a comment about the finalists.
Last revised in 2006, the Side Sewer Code and its associated joint SPU/DPD Director’s Rule are being revised in order to clarify existing requirements, address past comments and concerns from stakeholders, and improve City regulatory policies and actions.
The City Council’s Committee on the Built Environment (COBE) is currently reviewing proposed updates to Northgate’s Urban Center & Overlay District Design Guidelines. Council will hold a public hearing to take comments on June 23rd, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. in the Council’s Chamber, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue.
The City’s design guidelines, entitled Design Review: Guidelines for Multifamily and Commercial Buildings, have been the cornerstone of Seattle’s Design Review Program since 1994. In 2008, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) initiated a process to update the 16-year-old citywide guidelines, and recently released a draft for public review.