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Unveiling the Outside Citywide Public Space Explorer: A New Online Tool to Promote Equity, Collaboration, and Environmental Justice

In an ever-evolving urban landscape, the need to reimagine public spaces has never been more critical. We’re thrilled to introduce the Outside Citywide Public Space Explorer, an exciting new resource born from over five years of collaborative efforts across many departments, agencies, and organizations. This tool aims to bring about… [ Keep reading ]

Join Us at the Seattle Design Festival!

We are excited to be involved in this year’s Seattle Design Festival, founded in 2011 as a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle to promote public dialogue and community engagement about the role and impact of design in urban life. Join us at the festival as a follow up to our Office to… [ Keep reading ]

Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Now Accepting Applications!

中文 | español | ភាសាខ្មែរ |  Soomali | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt  Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is excited to announce the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund is now accepting applications. This year, $240,000 is available for grants up to $40,000 to support projects that will take place in 2024. These funds are to support community-led projects and programs… [ Keep reading ]

We Belong Here Podcast S4 EP2: The Future of Downtown Seattle

Civic Common’s latest podcast about the future of Downtown Seattle features Yoon Kang O’Higgins from Friends of the Waterfront, Rico Quirindongo from Seattle’s Office of Planning & Community Development, and Jon Scholes from Downtown Seattle Association. Listen to the podcast here: https://www.civic-commons.org/webelonghere-podcast/s4-ep2-future-of-downtown-seattle.

City Council Unanimously Confirms Rico Quirindongo as OPCD Director

The Seattle City Council unanimously confirmed acting director Rico Quirindongo as head of the Office of Planning and Community Development (Via KUOW). Watch the live stream of Rico’s appointment (via The Seattle Channel), starting at 39:19. You can read the transcription of his acceptance speech below. Congrats Rico! Thank you… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and Office of Planning and Community Development Unveil Competition Winners Advancing Innovative Office Space Conversion Ideas Focused on Sustainable Downtown Activation 

Bold proposals will inform future legislative and regulatory efforts to advance conversion projects, optimize urban assets, and meet unique neighborhood needs Mayor Bruce Harrell and The Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) announced the winners of the City’s design competition seeking innovative ideas for downtown office space conversions. The… [ Keep reading ]

Dream, Build, Play Workshop Helps Residents Reimagine A New South Park

On April 29, James Rojas, an urban planner and artist, held a “Dream, Build, Play” design workshop for South Park residents at the South Park Neighborhood Center. The goal was to use various objects to build and describe their hopes for the neighborhood. Families and neighbors from all backgrounds attended… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces $13.5 Million to Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative  

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced $13,550,000 in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), part of the City’s effort to support property ownership among Seattle’s diverse cultural communities in high displacement risk neighborhoods. The City awarded funds to community organizations for site acquisition and major capital projects, as well as capacity-building support… [ Keep reading ]

Converting Downtown Offices to Housing

City of Seattle Announces Call for Ideas The Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) is sponsoring a competitive Call for Ideas to convert Seattle Downtown commercial office spaces to residential use. Building owner/architect teams are invited to share innovative solutions that will identify obstacles to conversion and lead… [ Keep reading ]

Duwamish Valley Program Update

“Implementing a One Seattle Approach in the Duwamish Valley”Check out the Duwamish Valley Program 2022 Annual Update If 2022 reminded us of anything, it’s that centering community leadership is imperative for successful, long-term environmental justice work in the Duwamish Valley. For example, the King Tide flooding in late December 2022 demonstrated the… [ Keep reading ]