We’d like your feedback on draft legislation that would require new development in Seattle to provide electric vehicle (“EV”) charging infrastructure. Specifically, the amendments to the Land Use Code (Title 23) would require that a certain amount of off-street parking spaces include the wiring and electrical (power) outlets necessary to be considered “EV ready”, to make it easier for someone to install charging equipment/stations there in the future. The legislation is available for public review and comment through December 20, 2018.
Draft 2015 Seattle Codes Available for Review
Drafts of the proposed 2015 Seattle codes are available on Seattle DCI’s website. Drafts of the following codes are posted on our 2015 Seattle Codes Adoption website.
Draft 2015 Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes Available in September
DPD will soon be posting the 2015 International Mechanical Code and International Fuel Gas Code, both with Seattle Amendments, for public review and comment on our website.
Code Correction Amendments for Public Review
On January 12 we released a public review draft of proposed omnibus legislation and a Director’s Report to make corrections to the Seattle Municipal Code. We also completed an environment review of the proposed legislation per the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) on the same day. Our proposed amendments are called “omnibus” amendments because we package a collection of amendments that are small scale, with a limited scope of impact.
Developing Small Single-Family Lots
On June 27, DPD made our draft proposal available for public review. We also issued a related environmental review (under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)) and decision. You can submit comments or appeal our proposal until July 18, 2013.
Meeting to Improve U District Urban Design
We invite you to review our draft U District Urban Design Framework. There are four ways you can get involved.
Rental Housing Registration and Inspection Program Draft Ordinance Now Available for Review
The proposed Rental Housing Registration and Inspection Program has been developed to help address the issue, and will provide for proactive inspections of most rental housing in Seattle. The City currently has a complaint-based system; potential violations are reported to the department, we then inspect, and if violations are found, action is taken to gain compliance. This program will continue. However, not all and perhaps some of the most egregious code violations are never reported due to lack of knowledge of basic code standards, fear of retaliation, or lack of familiarity with the enforcement system.
Public Review: West Seattle Triangle Draft Recommendations
DPD is requesting public comment on zoning and land use recommendations developed in cooperation with local community interests to guide the future physical development of the West Seattle Triangle area. The West Seattle Triangle is strategically located at the entry to the West Seattle peninsula just east of the West Seattle Junction business district. The […]
Design Guidelines SEPA Decision Published
DPD is concluding its work to update the design guidelines that serve as the primary resource for the Design Review Program. The final draft of the Seattle Design Guidelines includes several revisions from the first draft published in March of 2010, reflecting public comment and internal City review. Upon adoption by City Council, the Seattle Design Guidelines will replace the original document entitled Design Review: Guidelines for Multifamily and Commercial Buildings.
Capitol Hill Light Rail Station Properties
Over the past several years, Capitol Hill community members have worked with Sound Transit and the City of Seattle to develop a vision for the Sound Transit-owned properties in the immediate vicinity of the future light rail station on Capitol Hill. That vision will be expressed in an Urban Design Framework.