On Wednesday, January 27, Mayor Murray and Councilmember Juarez joined community members, service providers, and City staff in a community conversation hosted by Lake City Future First (LCFF). More than 100 people participated in the lively event at the Lake City Community Center. Office of Planning and Community Development staff presented information about proposed rezones along Lake City Way and a draft festival street concept plan for 28th Ave NE next to the library and community center.
Draft Transportation and Urban Design Recommendations for Ballard
DPD and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) have been working with neighborhood groups and non-profits to develop a coordinated Urban Design and Transportation Framework (UDTF) in anticipation of possible light rail to Ballard. The groups are organized as the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth. The study, called Move Ballard, responds to the neighborhood’s growth and development and Sound Transit’s planning for a possible light rail extension to Ballard.
City to Discuss Ballard Transportation and Urban Design Improvements
Seeking feedback during May 7 open house In response to ongoing development, the community’s desire to retain Ballard’s character, and Sound Transit’s planning for light rail to Ballard, Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and Department of Transportation (SDOT) are working with neighborhood groups and non-profits, organized as the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth. […]
Join DPD at the Seattle Design Festival
The Seattle Design Festival is the region’s largest public design event. Every September, the festival brings together experts, city leaders, and citizens to celebrate and explore the ways design improves the quality of our lives. This year’s theme, “Design in Health,” offers more than 60 events. It features large-scale installations, home tours, walking tours, films, lectures, exhibitions, competitions, activities, pop-up parklets, and more.
Seeking Seattle’s Design Review Board Members
Mayor Mike McGinn is looking for qualified candidates to fill nine upcoming openings on the city of Seattle’s Design Review Board. The volunteer positions will be available April 4, 2013 when retiring board members’ terms expire. Board members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council and serve two-year terms. Members serve on one of seven boards that review projects in the city’s major geographic districts.
Members Sought for Seattle’s Design Review Boards
Mayor Mike McGinn is looking for qualified candidates to fill nine upcoming openings on the city of Seattle’s Design Review Board. The volunteer positions will be available April 4, 2013 when retiring board members’ terms expire.
Creating a Sense of Place
Urban design policies can help create and preserve Seattle’s “sense of place”—the look and feel of the city. Over the next 20 years, as we add more housing and businesses in Seattle, good urban design principles can enhance the beauty of Seattle’s natural areas and urban areas too.
Join DPD at the Seattle Design Festival
DPD is proud to be a partner of the Seattle Design Festival! The four-day “super weekend” of design, September 20-23, will show how design adds value to our lives, our city, and our region. DPD will have an exhibit showcasing the proposed new urban design element for the Seattle Comprehensive Plan. The exhibit will include interactive maps and other fun activities to gather your comments about Seattle’s design goals.
Northgate Light Rail Station Area Community Design Study
On December 8, DPD planners shared three draft urban design concepts with the public. The concepts were developed following a late July open house. The three concepts illustrate a range of ideas for the evolution of a denser neighborhood district in the vicinity of the Northgate transit center, including different arrangements of open space and future development near the light rail station.
Designing Northgate’s Light Rail Station Area
DPD and King County are working jointly with the Puget Sound Regional Council and Sound Transit, to explore ways to create a well-rounded, active community in the planned Northgate light rail station area.