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One Seattle Plan Open Houses and Updates

Open Houses in Full Swing Thank you to everyone who has attended our in-person open house events! From Beacon Hill to Ballard, we appreciate the conversations and feedback on the Draft Plan. We have four more this month and a virtual meeting in May: Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 p.m. –… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Proposes Legislation to Support the Conversion of Existing Buildings from Commercial to Residential Uses Citywide

Winners of our Office to Residential competition in 2023 with OPCD director Rico Quirindongo and Mayor Bruce Harrell. As part of his Downtown Activation Plan, Mayor Bruce Harrell has submitted new legislation to the City Council aimed at removing regulatory barriers for converting existing buildings from commercial to residential uses. The proposed changes aim to make… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Releases Draft One Seattle Comprehensive Plan, Expanding Housing Opportunities Across All Neighborhoods 

Following two years of community outreach, the draft plan advances significant policy improvements and a thoughtful approach to growth to build a more affordable, equitable, and sustainable Seattle Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the release of the Draft One Seattle Plan, a major update to Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan that will… [ Keep reading ]

Three New Equitable Transit Oriented Development (ETOD) Request for Proposals (RFP) Now Open

We are seeking consultants to support three ETOD projects and strategies. Learn more about these opportunities below. The full RFPs and all associated documents can be found at the City’s Consultant Connection website. For more information, email Jenna Franklin at jenna.franklin@seattle.gov. ETOD Community Advisory Group Strategy Facilitation We are seeking… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle among the 15 cities to join C40’s Reinventing Cities global competition to accelerate zero-carbon, resilient and inclusive urban development

Reinventing Cities, C40’s global competition to transform underutilized urban sites into innovative, zero-carbon and resilient urban projects, launched its fourth edition today. The new edition invites creativeprofessionals worldwide—including architects, planners, developers, investors, environmentalists and start-ups—to design and develop urban projects of the future. This year, 15 world-leading cities are calling… [ Keep reading ]

Urban Centers Planning Downtown Community Workshop, February 15

Do you live, work, or play in neighborhoods like Belltown, Denny Triangle, the Commercial Core, Chinatown-International District, the Waterfront, or Pioneer Square? Let’s work together to shape Downtown Seattle’s future! Join us in a “day in the life” community workshop on February 15 and tell us what a perfect day… [ Keep reading ]

Guide City Investments and Help Build a More Equitable Seattle — Join the Equitable Development Initiative Advisory Board

The City’s Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) is recruiting community members to help create a more equitable future where everyone can thrive —regardless of race, place, or means. EDI originated from community organizations advocating against displacement and insufficient investment in Seattle’s communities of color. EDI projects support community ownership, resilience, cultural… [ Keep reading ]

Future of the City: Using planning to create a new vision for Seattle, January 24

Join us on January 24 for the University of Washington Urban Design and Planning’s Future of the City: Using Planning to Create A New Vision for Seattle. Our Director Rico Quirindongo is this event’s special guest lecturer. WHEN: Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.WHERE: Architecture Hall 147 on the UW… [ Keep reading ]

Duwamish Valley Program 2023 Mid-Year Update 

This year marks a big year for the Duwamish Valley Program. In June of 2018, the City released the Duwamish Valley Action Plan, which has been our north star as we coordinate City investments in South Park and Georgetown. This summer, the Action Plan celebrated its 5th year anniversary of… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Launching 20 Year Plan for Northgate

Northgate residents, commuters, and visitors invited to shape new community vision Northgate is one of five urban centers in the City of Seattle undergoing a planning process that will define a community vision and develop neighborhood-specific policies for public services, transportation, economy, housing, and land use. Along with the other… [ Keep reading ]