Design Review Changes Public Hearing on September 11

On September 11, the Seattle City Council Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing on proposed legislation to change the City’s design review process. The proposal would:

  • Require early community outreach by the project applicant before starting the design review process
  • Change the thresholds that determine if design review is required to apply uniformly based on the total square footage in a building instead of dwelling unit counts, use, and zone
  • Establish new thresholds to determine the type of design review required based on site and project characteristics
  • Allow affordable housing projects that receive public funding or an allocation of federal low-income housing tax credits to go through an administrative design review process


The proposal would also make additional changes to design review process.

Meeting Details

Monday, September 11
7:00 p.m.

SIFF Uptown Cinema Theater, Auditorium 3
511 Queen Anne Avenue North

Find more information on the Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee’s meetings. Learn more about SDCI’s proposal on our project webpage.