June 20, 2017 // Issue 23
HALA Strategy Update:
Design Review Program Improvements

On June 8, 2017, we released draft recommendations and an environmental (SEPA) decision for changes to the Design Review program for public review and comment. Read our recommendations and learn how to comment on our Get Involved webpage or in the Land Use Information Bulletin. Public comment is open until July 10, 2017.


Our proposed amendments to the Land Use Code (Title 23) are intended to improve the overall function of the program by enhancing the efficiency and predictability of project reviews, improving dialogue among project stakeholders, and making 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 the report we released in March 2016More...


If you have questions regarding the proposed code amendments please contact Christina Ghan at (206) 233-3749 or christina.ghan@seattle.gov, Lisa Rutzick at (206) 386-9049 or lisa.rutzick@seattle.gov.

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