Today the City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) launched its newly redesigned website at: www.seattle.gov/dpd. Our goal is to make the site easier for the public to use, with attention paid to both first time users as well as regular visitors to DPD’s website. The new design is simpler, with “plain language” content, and is intended to increase the ability of the public to access DPD’s considerable online services and information related to development permits, long range land use planning, and code compliance, including online permit and plan submittals.
We have almost finished a redesign of our website, www.seattle.gov/dpd. We will be releasing the new site in a couple of months. We think you’ll find our simpler design, with “plain language” content, easier to use and understand. Our site has a new focus on making things easier for the first-time user, but we’ve also made sure our frequent users have easy access to their favorite information and tools with our “Dig Deeper” sections.
DPD will launch a completely redesigned and reorganized website in the first quarter of 2013. When we release our new and improved website, you’ll notice a few exciting changes inspired by our customer research. The new site will work well on a mobile phone or tablet. Its organization and search function will be better. It will feature new content like simple, one-page guides to common projects and a single, searchable map to find almost any property or project data. The streamlined design will let information on permits, codes, properties, projects, and city plans—the products customers most want to see—shine through.