Tag: Seattle Department of Planning and Development

SOUTH LAKE UNION SETS THE TABLE FOR GROWTH MANAGEMENT

August 3rd, 2012

Since the revisions to the South Lake Union Neighborhood Plan and its designation as an Urban Center, South Lake Union (SLU) has led the City in developing new jobs and housing, just as was hoped.  By investing in infrastructure there, the City has successfully encouraged this development.  This year, the Council will consider additional rezones […]

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REGULATORY REFORM PACKAGE APPROVED BY COUNCIL

July 24th, 2012

On Monday, July 23, the Council unanimously approved Council Bill 117430, a regulatory reform package that makes a series of modest changes to land use regulations.  Consistent with Economic Recovery Resolution 31282, adopted in 2011, these changes will promote economic development by making regulatory processes less convoluted and allowing more creativity in business locations and […]

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MAKING THE UNIVERSITY DISTRICT WORK

June 14th, 2012

The City is embarking on a three year program to support investment in the University District.  With construction of light rail from Husky Stadium to Northgate about to break ground, the U District is poised to take a major step forward as an Urban Center, and the City initiative is designed to help make that […]

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WALMART, SEPA, AND NEIGHBORHOODS

May 29th, 2012

The Council is working on changes to the way the City implements the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) in the regulatory reform legislation now under consideration.  The goal of this component of the legislation is to encourage development in areas that the City has identified for future growth by eliminating redundant regulations.  That means not […]

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UPDATING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

May 17th, 2012

On Monday, May 14, the Council adopted a resolution describing how we will carry out the second ever update of the Seattle Comprehensive Plan.  The Plan was first adopted in 1994, and then updated in 2004.  The next update is scheduled for 2015, and will respond to lots of changes in the City (for example, […]

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UTILITY SCREENING LEGISLATION APPROVED

March 10th, 2011

On Monday, February 28, the Council unanimously approved legislation that I sponsored to set standards for landscaping and screening for solid waste transfer stations and utility service buildings. This issue came to my attention when I was Chair of the Committee overseeing Seattle Public Utilities.  As we moved forward with a rebuild of the North […]

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NEW TREE REGULATIONS PROPOSED BY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

September 7th, 2010

In response to the City Council’s request for a comprehensive approach to protecting Seattle’s trees, the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has proposed draft tree regulations.  You can review the proposal at: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/Planning/SeattlesTreeRegulationUpdate/Overview/ Comments are being taken until October 31. The Council has just begun its review of these proposals, and we do not […]

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