Low Impact Development

DPD is conducting a systematic review of our regulations to better integrate low-impact development (LID), a stormwater management strategy that strives to mimic natural hydrologic processes. This review is a requirement of our municipal stormwater permit from the Washington State Department of Ecology. Implementation of LID designs involves both stormwater and land use regulations; therefore, we are reviewing our existing regulations to ensure that they do not create barriers to LID and that they encourage LID where appropriate. Look for our website later this month for additional information on this project.