Design Review

Seattle Design Review Boards Seek Applicants

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Are you passionate about increasing housing affordability in Seattle? Or maybe you want to have a say in how your neighborhood develops? If so,...

West Design Review Board Withholds Approval for 323 Homes Atop Queen Anne Safeway

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In 1994, Councilmember Jim Street proudly predicted Queen Anne would be effectively off limits to new development thanks to the interventions of anti-housing activists...

City Unveils Site Plan for Green Lake Community Center Redevelopment

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On Monday, Seattle Parks and Recreation (Parks, for short) released a preliminary site plan for the new Green Lake Community Center as part of...
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To Address the Climate Crisis We Must Incentivize Passive House Buildings

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We know two things are true: we need more housing—1.8 million more people are expected to move to the Puget Sound region before 2050—and...

Green Lake Community Center Options Narrowed to Three at Current Site

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Seattle Parks and Recreation's online open house has returned for the Green Lake Community Center/Pool redevelopment project, including the results of the previous open house. The selected...
The Grand Street Commons in Mount Baker was among the projects hoping to secure design review approval this year. (Credit: Lake Union Partners)

Council Passes Emergency Design Review Ordinance Easing Backlog

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Last week, the Seattle City Council couldn't muster the votes to pass an emergency ordinance to keep design review moving during the pandemic era,...

City Council Fails in First Attempt to Pass Emergency Bill Setting Up Digital Design...

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Onlooker and Seattle City Councilmember alike seemed to wonder what just happened yesterday after the city council rejected an emergency ordinance intended to continue...

Emergency Ordinance to Restart Design Review is an Opportunity to Expedite Permitting for All...

Since COVID-19 has made Seattle Design Review’s open meeting process impossible, on Monday, April 20th the city council is considering adoption of Council Bill...