Comment on Updates to Design Review Program Through July 10

On June 8, 2017, we posted draft legislation to modify the design review program for public review. In order to allow more time for public review of our draft legislation to modify the Design Review program, we are accepting public comments through Monday, July 10.  The deadline to file an appeal of our SEPA decision was June 29.

Our proposed amendments to the Land Use Code (Title 23) are intended to improve the overall function of the program to enhance the efficiency and predictability of project reviews, improve dialogue among project stakeholders, and make the program more transparent and accessible to the public and project applicants. In addition, the changes would focus Design Review on the development projects most likely to influence the character of a neighborhood, and reduce the costs of building housing. They build upon the recommendations in a report we released in March 2016. This update is also a recommendation from the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda.

Find more information on the proposal on our Design Review Program Improvements webpage.

Please submit comments on the proposal to:

City of Seattle, SDCI
Attn: William Mills
P.O. Box 94788
Seattle, WA 98124-7088

If you have questions regarding the proposed code amendments please contact:

Christina Ghan
(206) 233-3749

Lisa Rutzick
(206) 386-9049