Seattle DCI and OPCD released draft Design Review Program Improvement recommendations on March 9, 2016. Our recommendations identify and evaluate organizational, structural, and procedural changes to enhance the design review program’s efficiency and enable it to better achieve its purpose. You can comment on our recommendations through April 8.
Today DPD released Stadium District Study Recommendations and the Duwamish M/IC Policy and Land Use Study. We are interested in your feedback about our ideas because in early 2014 the City Council will consider whether to make policy changes to the Comprehensive Plan based on our recommendations and your feedback. We will be taking comments through December 2, 2013
Should there be more housing, offices or retail in Interbay? Can existing businesses thrive as Interbay grows and changes? Over the past six months DPD and the Interbay Working Group have been thinking about and discussing Interbay’s future. DPD will present preliminary recommendations and options at a Community Meeting on April 29.
DPD has launched a land-use study of Elliot Avenue W and 15th Avenue NW corridor from Ballard to Interbay. The purpose of the study is to develop a vision for the lands close to this heavily travelled, multi-functional route. The study will also include proposals for any required changes to the Comprehensive Plan or the Land Use Code to support the vision for this corridor.
The Mayor’s recommendations to update the City’s Shoreline Master Program were delivered to City Council on September 4, 2012. The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee has scheduled a public hearing for October 15, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
Thank you to everyone who attended the July 12 event to see the conceptual design and implementation recommendations. Your ideas, questions and enthusiasm will continue to shape the design going forward.
On June 25 DPD will host an open house to present its recommendation for changes in zoning, including permitted height and other development standards, for the South Lake Union Neighborhood. This event marks the culmination in a multi-year planning process that began with designation of the neighborhood as an Urban Center in 2004, the update of the Neighborhood Plan in 2007, completion of the South Lake Union Urban Design Framework in 2010, and release of a Final Environmental Impact Statement earlier this year.