SDOT Development Review Participation in the MUP Process

For the past year, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has been providing enhanced participation in the Master Use Permit (MUP) process. We have updated the Preliminary Assessment Reports to provide more information and we have been attending Early Design Guidance (EDG) pre-submittal conferences. In addition, we have been providing the Design Review Boards with SDOT recommendations and reviewing the MUP / SEPA analysis for transportation impacts.  This is the Development Review Team! They are your project’s single point of contact from SDOT as you move through the MUP process to ensure improved service and consistent direction in the early design stages of development. Working in coordination with SDCI, other City departments, and development teams, we align SDOT modal plans and projects with development priorities and provide coordination opportunities between private and public projects. Our intention is to provide you with information in the early stages of development to avoid rework and delays in the later stages.

We will still provide input on the Preliminary Assessment Report and attend pre-submittal conferences free of charge. However, as of July 1, 2017, we will begin charging for additional review of MUP permits, per Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 22.900G.020. In order to have a consistent billing process for SDOT review of SDCI permits, the billing and invoices will be set up similar to the SDOT shoring review process. We will bill at an hourly rate, per the Street Use Fee Schedule, after the pre-submittal meetings and throughout the MUP process. More specifically for work beyond the initial stages of the process, including consultation on plan development and 30% design approval, coordination with the Design Review Boards and review of EDG packets, review of the MUP / SEPA transportation impacts and mitigation, and review of Construction Management Plans (CMP).

Seattle Municipal Code Chapter 22.900G.020 allows for fees for review by SDOT associated with the following review and inspection services:

  • School Use and School Development Advisory Committee
  • Major Institution Master Plans
  • Development (MUP) review
  • Pre-development submittal conferences and coordination
  • Traffic impact analysis
  • Shoring and Excavation

For questions, please contact:

Sara Zora
SDOT Street Use Development Review Team