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Seattle issues final environmental review of updated Industrial and Maritime Strategy 

Final Environmental Impact Statement evaluates a strategy that strengthens protections for existing industrial and maritime lands, protects freight corridors, supports transit-oriented job growth in innovation centers near future light rail stations, and supports smaller-scale industrial businesses and opportunities for maker spaces near residential areas.   The Seattle Office of Planning and Community… [ Keep reading ]

American Institute of Architects WA Council Awards Rico Quirindongo, OPCD Acting Director

Our very own Rico Quirindongo received the Jennie Sue Brown award from The American Institute of Architects Washington Council for his continued commitment and advocacy for equitable development. Congrats Rico!

2023-2024 Proposed Budget

Dear OPCD Stakeholders: Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell is releasing his 2023-2024 Proposed Budget. The Mayor’s proposed budget prioritizes our work to build a more equitable and accessible Seattle, with expanded funding for critical planning projects and continuity in our ongoing work to support community investments that reduce displacement pressures on… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces $9 Million to Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative 

Mayor Bruce Harrell today announced nearly $9 million 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… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle wins Governor’s Smart Housing Strategies Award for supporting affordable housing on faith-owned land 

This week the City of Seattle received the Governor’s Smart Housing Strategies Award for our policy to support affordable housing on property owned by religious organizations as one new tool for responding to the housing crisis. In 2021, Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) and Office of Housing… [ Keep reading ]

Extension of Comment Period for Seattle Comprehensive Plan Update SEPA Determination of Significance and Request for Comments on Scope of EIS

On June 23, 2022, the Office of Planning and Community Development issued a notice of SEPA Determination of Significance and Request for Comments on Scope of EIS with a comment period running from June 23, 2022 to July 25, 2022. Through this notice, the comment period is now extended to… [ Keep reading ]

One Seattle Comprehensive Plan Seeks Input on Environmental Review

The City of Seattle is seeking public input on the scope of the environmental review of the One Seattle Comprehensive Plan. The updated plan, due to be completed in 2024, will guide where the city steers future housing and jobs and invests in transportation, utilities, parks, and other public assets…. [ Keep reading ]

Introducing the One Seattle Plan Engagement Hub!

We are excited to launch our One Seattle Plan Engagement Hub as part of our engagement process for the Comprehensive Plan Update! This platform is our central hub for virtual engagement for the One Seattle Plan, which will guide the future of housing, jobs, and community investments in our city…. [ Keep reading ]

Historic Columbia City Theater Purchased by Rainier Avenue Radio and the Cultural Space Agency

The purchase of the theater and its permanent preservation is a first-of-its-kind. Black-Owned community cultural center and career-connected learning institution building arts leadership and production skills in the next generation of south Seattle youth. Following a year of negotiation and fundraising, the Cultural Space Agency and Rainier Avenue Radio are… [ Keep reading ]

Sound Transit Link Station Planning Progress Reports Now Available

Sound Transit recently published a Station Planning Progress Report showcasing preliminary station design concepts for the ST3 West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions project. Sound Transit consulted partner agencies including the City of Seattle, King County Metro, and the Port of Seattle to advance their approach to station design for… [ Keep reading ]