New Customer Tips on Developer Contributions!

We recently added a “Developer Contributions” Tip series: Tip 257, Developer Contributions for Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA), and Tip 258, Developer Contributions for Incentive Zoning.  These tips outline the plan and process requirements related to our zoning review and our policy and technical review of your projects where Mandatory Housing Affordability applies, and/or you elect to use incentive zoning.

A developer contribution is payment or other benefit provided as part of a proposed project and is required in certain instances by the Land Use Code to mitigate the impacts of new development and/or to achieve extra floor area in a project. Developer contributions may address local needs for affordable housing, childcare, open space, historic preservation, and preservation of regional farms and forests. Developer contributions are generally required by the Mandatory Housing Affordability requirements, incentive zoning, or both.

Where required, you need to document your developer contributions on your plans before we issue a master use permit or building permit. Before we issue a building permit, you may also need to provide recorded agreements and declarations to document the ongoing terms of your contribution(s) and make any required payments. Tip 257 and Tip 258 provide further information on what you need to provide in your plans and, when required, the other documents that you need to execute and record. The Tips also step through the timing of our plan and document review, and provide samples of how to present your developer contributions in the plans.

If you plan to achieve extra or bonus floor area through a transfer of development rights (TDR) or potential, please remember that you need a SDCI TDR Availability Letter for the sending site. You should have this before you apply for a master use permit for your project. You can make a separate application concurrent with your master use permit review, but this may cause delays in our approval. To request the availability letter, please submit a Miscellaneous Request for SDCI Services form.  This letter is required before any permit is issued that uses TDR to achieve extra or bonus floor area.  Tip 258 contains additional information on TDR Availability Letters.

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Director’s Rules

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  • DDR 11-2014, Continuously Approved Concrete Design Mixes:  Review Criteria & Procedure, establishes requirements and procedures for using an exception to the continuously approved concrete design mix program. Send your comments on this draft Director’s Rule no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 14, 2014 to Maureen Traxler, Department of Planning and Development, Suite 2000, 700 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, Washington 98124-4019.
  • DDR 12-2014, Shotcrete for Structural Applications, Including Duties & Responsibilities of Registered Special Inspectors, establishes the inspection and testing requirements for shotcrete structural application, and establishes protocols ofr ensuring the integrity of structural shotcrete. Send your comments on this draft Director’s Rule no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 14, 2014 to Maureen Traxler, Department of Planning and Development, Suite 2000, 700 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, Washington 98124-4019.
  • DDR 13-2014, Continuous & Periodic Batch Plant Inspection Procedures, documents the procedures for the proper implementation of batch plant inspection. Send your comments on this draft Director’s Rule no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 14, 2014 to Maureen Traxler, Department of Planning and Development, Suite 2000, 700 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, Washington 98124-4019.
  • DDR 14-2014, Post-Tensioned Concrete Installation & Special Inspection Requirements, establishes the requirements for the use of post-tensioned concrete slabs and beams. Send your comments on this draft Director’s Rule no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 14, 2014 to Maureen Traxler, Department of Planning and Development, Suite 2000, 700 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, Washington 98124-4019.

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  • DR 14-2013, Amount of Relocation Assistance Payment Under the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance, was superseded by DR 16-2014.