New Arts Permit Liaison

Last year SDCI, the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD), and others collaborated with the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) on the creation of The CAP Report: 30 Ideas for the Creation, Activation, and Preservation of Cultural Space.

One of those “30 Ideas” was to create an Arts Permit Liaison position at SDCI. This new role is designed to help shepherd cultural space projects through the permitting process. SDIC’s Jeff McHegg is filling that role. He has been working with artists exploring home studio options, theater companies hoping to mount shows in warehouses, and even a beloved neighborhood cinema hoping to launch a new screening room… on the roof.

If you have a cultural space project, no matter how well formed or how speculative, you should contact Jeff. From identifying alternative paths to compliance for projects stuck at seemingly insurmountable code hurdles, to strategizing solutions to land use, building code, or other issues, Jeff can help. He can bring the resources of SDCI, ARTS, and OPCD to bear on your project.

We look forward to building connections between the cultural community and the world of code compliance. We want to demystify the experience of working with SDCI as a non-building professional.  A thriving arts and cultural scene in Seattle is part of what makes Seattle one of the country’s most livable cities. We’d like to keep it that way.

For more information, contact:

Jeff McHegg
Arts Permit Liaison