Seattle City Council is proposing legislation that would limit the growing, processing, selling, or delivery of marijuana or marijuana-infused products to scales that are appropriate for the zoning designation and characteristics of the area in which they would be located. These regulations are being proposed in response to changes to state regulations that allow the production, processing, selling, and delivery of marijuana and marijuana-infused products for medical and recreational use.
Yesler Terrace Recommendations Sent to City Council
DPD has finalized recommendations relating to Yesler Terrace redevelopment, working in close collaboration with Seattle Department of Transportation and the Office of Housing. The proposal includes a rezone, environmental mitigation requirements, changes to the street network, and funding agreements between the City and Seattle Housing Authority (SHA). The interdepartmental team responsible for this project worked from Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan and SHA’s redevelopment plan, incorporating requirements for affordable housing, parks, community gardens, and street improvements.
Corrected Effective Date: Multifamily Code Update Legislation Adopted
On December 20, 2010 the Mayor signed the ordinance adopted by the City Council earlier in the month. The ordinance establishes new lowrise zoning and a streamlined administrative design review process for townhouse development. In addition, some of the new standards apply across zones, such as applying the existing shoreline code height measurement technique (a major code simplification accomplishment).
Lowrise Zoning Regulations Revised
On December 13, the City Council approved the first major revisions for lowrise zoning regulations since the late 1980s. The changes include a new streamlined administrative design review process for townhouses.
POSTPONED: West Seattle Triangle Open House
Seattle DPD is planning an open house event for the West Seattle Triangle Project. The open house will take place on December 2 between 6:00 and 8:00 PM at the West Seattle Senior Center. All are invited. The open house will present information about the West Seattle Triangle planning project including project outcomes and community process to date.