Seattle Department of Planning and Development

The daily work of our planning, permitting and compliance teams protects and enhances Seattle’s built and natural environments, including our great neighborhoods, dynamic Center City, healthy industrial areas, and extensive shorelines.


Seattle Department of Planning and Development

Seattle , WA
United States
Contact Phone
P: (206) 684-8600
Website
http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/

Description

DPD's mission is to manage growth and development within Seattle in a way that enhances quality of life. We promote a safe and sustainable environment through comprehensive planning, good design, and compliance with development regulations and community standards.

How To Get to Seattle Department of Planning and Development

Bus Routes DPD is accessible from the majority of downtown bus routes. The routes that service Third, Fourth and Fifth Avenues will bring you closest, as will those serving Madison and James Streets. To find a bus route call Metro Rider Information at (206) 553-3000 or visit their online Trip Planner. Accessibility Options The main entrances to Seattle Municipal Tower are accessible, as is the main building lobby and the elevators to all floors. The main entrances are located at the corners of Fifth Ave. and Columbia St., Fifth Ave. and Cherry St., and Sixth Ave. and Cherry St. Signs detailing accessibility routes and emergency exits are posted near each entrance

Opening time

  • Mondays: 08:00- 16:00
  • Tuesdays: 10:30- 16:00
  • Wednesdays: 08:00- 16:00
  • Thursdays: 10:30- 16:00
  • Fridays: 08:00- 16:00

Reminder, we’re closed tomorrow for Martin Luther King Jr. day. We’ll be open regular hours Tuesday. See you then.

Published on 2015-01-18 22:30:01 GMT

Don’t miss this year’s Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Home Design & Remodel Fair! It’s next Sunday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. Our experts will be there to answer your questions. For more info: http://www.phinneycenter.org/homefair/

Published on 2015-01-17 18:29:01 GMT

Looks like it’s going to be a wet few days and that means there could be landslides. 20,000 Seattle properties, most of which are residential, are in landslide-prone areas. Learn how to prevent landslides on YOUR property by checking out our website at: http://bit.ly/1y4t1d3. Share this post with your friends and family so they can be prepared too.

Published on 2015-01-16 20:28:04 GMT

News round-up: Iconic Smith Tower Sold http://bit.ly/1ByAV2H How Will Seattle Make its Next Mark on History? http://bit.ly/1ByAYeM 2,000 Seattleites Have Given Up a Personal Car in Favor of Car2Go http://bit.ly/1CcTFma Pooch with Paparazzi: Catching Up with Seattle’s Bus-Riding Dog http://bit.ly/1CcTGX3 12 Quirky Houses Built Purely Out of Spite http://bit.ly/1ByAYeN

Published on 2015-01-16 20:25:02 GMT

Reminder, we’re closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. day. We’ll be open regular hours Tuesday. See you then.

Published on 2015-01-16 17:00:08 GMT

Seattle Planning Commission wants YOU to help make Seattle a great place to live. We’re looking for four excellent volunteers to serve on the commission starting in April. Successful candidates will be passionate about the future of Seattle. If you’re interested, send us letter of interest and your resume by January 31, 2015. As a Seattle Planning Commissioner, you will get to advise the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on citywide planning goals, policies, and plans and provides them with independent and objective advice on land-use and zoning, transportation and housing issues. For more information, please visit the Planning Commission’s website at: http://www.seattle.gov/planningcommission/

Published on 2015-01-15 20:25:01 GMT

How awesome is this for #TBT? Check out this collection of Seattle maps and atlases from the Seattle Public Library’s website: http://bit.ly/1Bl9yZJ It’s a list of Seattle Maps and Atlases from 1840 to today depicting land parcels, historic businesses, residences, and other place of note.

Published on 2015-01-15 19:23:01 GMT

It’s website Wednesday again! This week, we’ve updated our Pedestrian Retail Areas website. We are proposing 39 new or expanded areas to protect and promote pedestrian retail. Earlier this week Mayor Murray sent changes to our original proposal, along with a Director’s Report, to the City Council for consideration. For more information and to check out those documents, visit: http://bit.ly/1Bl95H5

Published on 2015-01-14 20:22:01 GMT

There’s a Design Commission Meeting tomorrow, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Seattle City Hall Boards and Commissions Room, L2-80. The Commission advises the Mayor, City Council and City Departments on the design of capital improvements and other projects and policies that shape Seattle. The agenda is: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Commission Briefing 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.: Fire Station 22 - Roanoke 11:00 a.m. - noon.: Commission Business 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Waterfront – Tribal Public Art, ADA 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Hing Hay Park Alley Vacation For more information, visit their website at: http://bit.ly/1wx1aVz

Published on 2015-01-14 17:00:05 GMT

Today is National #MakeYourDreamComeTrueDay. It seems like the perfect day to stop dreaming about that amazing soaker tub in your new bathroom or the kitchen you’ve always wanted, and make it happen! Check out our website at www.seattle.gov/dpd for all the information you need to make your remodeling dreams come true. We provide information about common projects, permits, codes & rules, tools & resources and much more.

Published on 2015-01-13 23:45:01 GMT

Today in Seattle history: Humphrey Post Office, now known as Youngstown, opens. http://bit.ly/1Bl8aGB Youngstown is currently home to many youth and community based non-profit organizations. We are currently working with these communities to improve the North Delridge neighborhood.

Published on 2015-01-13 21:19:01 GMT

Design Review meetings this week in Northeast, Southeast, East and Southwest: • Monday, January 12: 5755 NE 63rd St; 10715 8th Ave NE • Tuesday, January 13: 6940 MLK Jr. Way S • Wednesday, January 14: 323 Bellevue Ave E; 1420 E Madison St • Thursday, January 15: 4106 Delridge Way SW For more information about the meetings and their locations visit: http://bit.ly/14VyOUh

Published on 2015-01-12 21:24:01 GMT

Friday news round-up: Foggy Seattle http://www.komonews.com/seattlerefined/lifestyle/Photos-Seattle-gets-foggy-after-dark-287938311.html#img1 Explore the Relationship Between Architecture and Photography http://time.com/3635206/explore-the-relationship-between-photography-and-architecture/ 4 Ways to Include Social Equity in City Planning http://www.futurity.org/social-equity-city-transportation-833992/ World’s 10 Most Expensive Skyscrapers http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2015/01/05/worlds-10-most-expensive-skyscrapers The 10 Best US Cities for Finding a Job http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-best-cities-to-find-a-job-2015-1

Published on 2015-01-09 22:55:54 GMT

Don’t miss this year’s Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Home Design & Remodel Fair! It’s Sunday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. Our experts will be there to answer your questions. For more info: http://www.phinneycenter.org/homefair/

Published on 2015-01-08 21:09:01 GMT

Seattle Planning Commission wants YOU to help make Seattle a great place to live. We’re looking for four excellent volunteers to serve on the commission starting in April. Successful candidates will be passionate about the future of Seattle. If you’re interested, send us letter of interest and your resume by January 31, 2015. As a Seattle Planning Commissioner, you will get to advise the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on citywide planning goals, policies, and plans and provides them with independent and objective advice on land-use and zoning, transportation and housing issues. For more information, please visit the Planning Commission’s website at: http://www.seattle.gov/planningcommission/

Published on 2015-01-08 01:25:01 GMT

Do you live or work on First Hill? If so, come to the City’s Open House tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Town hall Great Hall. 1119 Eighth Ave. As you know, First Hill’s growing residential population, cultural institutions, and influx of workers warrant high quality public spaces that meet the needs of the people using them. City staff will be present to discuss open space concepts and implementation strategies for innovative open space proposals and more! For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/1ABRpq7

Published on 2015-01-07 18:00:03 GMT

Reminder: If you’re submitting plans using Electronic Review, you must leave space for an approval stamp or we’ll reject them. For more information: http://bit.ly/1ABRfiG

Published on 2015-01-06 21:07:01 GMT

Design Review meetings this week in Northwest, Downtown and West: • Monday, January 5: 9002 Greenwood Ave N • Tuesday, January 6: 2031 3rd Ave; 600 Wall St • Wednesday, January 7: 427 9th Ave N; 701 Valley St For more information about the meetings and their locations visit: http://bit.ly/14VyOUh

Published on 2015-01-05 20:00:03 GMT

Friday news round-up: How Tweeting While You’re out Partying Can Help Urban Planners http://ti.me/1zwLtdC How Computer-Aided Organic Architecture Could Change the City of the Future http://bit.ly/1AiegXA Prince Charles’s Principles of Architecture http://bit.ly/1AiegXz Seattle in 2014 http://bit.ly/1zwLtdD The 10 Tallest Buildings that were Never Finished http://bit.ly/1zwLr5M

Published on 2015-01-02 20:15:01 GMT

Do you live or work on First Hill? If so, you should attend our Open House next Wednesday, January 7, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Town hall Great Hall. 1119 Eighth Ave. As you know, First Hill’s growing residential population, cultural institutions, and influx of workers warrant high quality public spaces that meet the needs of the people using them. City staff will be present to discuss open space concepts and implementation strategies for innovative open space proposals and more! For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/1ztzFJi

Published on 2015-01-01 20:14:02 GMT

Design Review meetings this week in Northeast, Northwest, Downtown, East: • Monday, July 6: 4516 Union Bay Pl NE; 10711 8th Ave NE; 2417 NW 57th St; 744 N 34th St • Tuesday, July 7: 1933 5th Ave; 2229 6th Ave • Wednesday, July 8: 1305 E Marion St; 1010 E Republican • Friday, July 10: 745 10th Ave E; 4320 8th Ave NE; 8543 Midvale Ave N For more information about the meetings and their locations visit: http://bit.ly/14VyOUh

Published on 2015-07-06 18:00:02 GMT

Friday news round-up: Improvements to Seattle’s Design Review Program http://bit.ly/1IvUEnu Goats Enjoy City Dining http://bit.ly/1IRZfw9 Paris Backs Plan for First New Skyscraper in 40 Years http://bit.ly/1IRZibm We Mustn’t Forget the Deep Emotional Impact of the Buildings Around Us http://cnn.it/1IRZfw6 See the World’s First “Living Park”: a Gift From the Bullitt Foundation http://bit.ly/1IvUDjE

Published on 2015-07-03 18:00:06 GMT

Reminder: we’re closed today for the 4th of July. We’ll reopen with our regular hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) on Monday. We hope you have a fun and safe July 4th.

Published on 2015-07-03 15:00:04 GMT

We are closed tomorrow for the 4th of July. We’ll reopen with our regular hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) on Monday. We hope you have a fun and safe July 4th. Our regular permitting hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We are open 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. http://bit.ly/1awjS4y

Published on 2015-07-02 18:24:00 GMT

There’s a Design Commission Meeting tomorrow, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Seattle City Hall Boards and Commissions Room, L2-80. The Commission advises the Mayor, City Council and City Departments on the design of capital improvements and other projects and policies that shape Seattle. The agenda is: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Commissioner Business 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Ballard Urban Design Framework 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Commissioner Business 10:30 a.m. – noon: LRRP University District Station Art 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Commissioner Business 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.: LRRP Northgate Garage For more information, visit their website at: http://bit.ly/1Fmy91r

Published on 2015-07-01 20:22:01 GMT

It’s Website Wednesday! And it’s really hot outside! Remember, air conditioners can be loud. Check out our noise code to learn our rules about air conditioner noise. http://bit.ly/1g8Kq1l

Published on 2015-07-01 18:00:05 GMT

Last day to comment On the Stormwater Update The website says how: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/codesrules/changestocode/stormwatercode/getinvolved/default.htm

Published on 2015-06-30 21:12:36 GMT

Design Review meetings this week in Northeast, West, Southwest and East: • Monday, June 29: 4738 15th Ave NE; 5001 Brooklyn Ave NE • Wednesday, July 1: 333 Dexter Ave. N; 403 Dexter Ave N • Thursday, July 2: 4700 SW Admiral Way; 4532 42nd Ave SW • Friday, July 3: 1121 34th Ave For more information about the meetings and their locations visit: http://bit.ly/14VyOUh

Published on 2015-06-29 18:00:02 GMT

We want your feedback about our 2016 Stormwater Code & Manual Update! If you missed last week’s meeting, but still want to comment, please visit our “Get Involved” webpage to find out how. We will only be accepting comments until tomorrow, June 30, 2015. http://bit.ly/1IKUQik

Published on 2015-06-29 16:40:00 GMT

Friday news round-up: These are the Most Beautiful Ferry Rides in the World http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-06-24/most-beautiful-ferry-rides-in-the-world-hong-kong-new-york-sydney Seattle Loves its Gadgets, Third “Least Klutzy” City in America http://www.geekwire.com/2015/seattle-loves-its-gadgets-third-least-klutzy-city-in-america/ Groundbreaking Kicks off Pike Place Market Facelift http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Groundbreaking-kicks-off-Pike-Place-Market-6346913.php Seattle Named One of the World’s Top Cruise Ports for Yacht Spotting http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/2015/06/seattle-named-one-of-the-worlds-top-cruise-ports.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Evolutionary Architecture Provides the Path to Concise, Functional Code http://www.infoworld.com/article/2938519/application-architecture/evolutionary-architecture-provides-the-path-to-concise-functional-code.html Three Ways We Will Build the Cities of the Future From Waste http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jun/19/three-ways-we-will-build-the-cities-of-the-future-from-waste

Published on 2015-06-26 19:11:09 GMT

It’s time to take advantage of all this great weather! Re-discover your City by taking a walk. There are free walking tours available at Seattle Free Walking Tours: http://bit.ly/1fywVbc. Or check out Feet First for neighborhood walking maps: http://bit.ly/1fywVbc #walkseattle

Published on 2015-06-26 16:38:02 GMT

Are you fixing up your house this summer? Keep materials for your ACTIVE construction project neatly stacked or stored. Don’t pile discarded toilets, kitchen appliances, trash, and other items in your yard. Learn more about our junk storage rules at http://bit.ly/1fywKwo

Published on 2015-06-25 23:00:02 GMT

#TBT It’s #National Log Cabin Day – Learn all about the Log House Museum from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society at: http://bit.ly/1GnZdvr

Published on 2015-06-25 18:00:30 GMT

It’s Website Wednesday! Jealous of your neighbor’s fresh eggs? Build your own chicken coop! But, before you do, check out our Animal Codes site for information on how many chickens you can have: http://bit.ly/1BZ9OND

Published on 2015-06-24 18:35:01 GMT

Visit our online open house about our Design Review Program Improvements project until July 24! Learn about the history of the program and our current efforts to update and improve it. Then give us your feedback about our initial ideas. http://bit.ly/1G0Z5BL

Published on 2015-06-23 23:34:00 GMT

Design Review meetings this week in Downtown, Southeast, East: • Tuesday, June 23: 1301 5th Ave; 2326 6th Ave; 718 Rainier Ave S • Wednesday, June 24: 1401 E Madison St; 1634 11th Ave • Thursday, June 25: 4722 Fauntleroy Way SW; 6058 35th Ave SW For more information about the meetings and their locations visit: http://bit.ly/14VyOUh

Published on 2015-06-22 18:25:01 GMT

Are you an elevator inspector looking for a job? Then things are looking up for you! We have an opening here at DPD! The deadline to apply is next Tuesday, June 23. For more information: http://bit.ly/1GbSyU1

Published on 2015-06-19 23:23:01 GMT

Friday News Round-Up: Shifting, Planning from Pretty Renderings to Affordability and Inclusion http://bit.ly/1G7QpK4 Seattle Plans to Turn its Dark Alleys Into Bright Community Hubs http://bit.ly/1G5O7er Mapping Seattle’s Most Significant Terra Cotta Buildings http://bit.ly/1K0N2t0 Designer Lets Facebook Users Select NYC Building’s Winning Look http://yhoo.it/1K0MZO7 The Ethereal Architectural Photography of Michael Salisbury http://bit.ly/1JUbrk7 2 World Trade Center and the Promise of Green Skyscrapers http://bit.ly/1G7FpMD

Published on 2015-06-19 17:00:07 GMT

#TBT Speaking of the #USOPEN check out these old photos of the golf course at Jefferson Park! http://bit.ly/1G10atu

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