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Opportunity for Advancement: Long Range Planning Manager

We are seeking a Long Range Planning Manager to help lead and facilitate citywide and regional initiatives for the City of Seattle, in collaboration with other departments, partner agencies and the communities we serve. The position is currently filled by a long-time employee who will be retiring later this year…. [ Keep reading ]

City Government, School District to plan together on future schools, Memorial Stadium, and Fort Lawton

The City of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools today announced a historic new partnership to plan for a new Memorial Stadium and the potential of a new school at Seattle Center, provide land for a new downtown elementary school, and allow the school district to join the Fort Lawton Redevelopment… [ Keep reading ]

OPCD 2018 Proposed Budget Statement

This week, Mayor Tim Burgess introduced his 2018 Proposed Budget in an address to the Seattle City Council. Now the Council will begin its process to review the budget, including public hearings and amendments, with final approval scheduled for November. For the Office of Planning and Community Development, there are… [ Keep reading ]

Guest Bloggers: Our Summer Interns on Lake City’s Community Conversations event

Last month, our summer interns participated and attended a Community Conversation event at the Lake City Community Center. Sponsored by Lake City Future First and many other community advocacy organizations, the Community Conversation events bring residents together to discuss important issues, with stations for “Strengthing Community Partnerships”, “Building a Healthy… [ Keep reading ]

Guest blogger: Seattle Youth Employment Program Intern, Allan Duong

Allan is a Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) intern this summer with Winnie Huang. The following comes after Allan’s first time visit and mini-tour of Lake City. Lake City still seems to be growing like any other city in Seattle. They’re run by certain principles in many topics; Transportation, Diversity,… [ Keep reading ]

Urban Innovations Speakers Series Guest Bio: Thatcher Bailey, Seattle Parks Foundation

Thatcher has served as executive director of Seattle Parks Foundation since 2010. The Foundation supports community groups dedicated to creating and enhancing parks and public spaces in neighborhoods across the city. He has founded and led various cultural and civic organizations and is currently the board president of Town Hall… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Design Commission Announces Excellence Awards

This month, the Seattle Design Commission announced its biennial Design Excellence Awards. The awards highlight design excellence of City funded projects or projects that have an impact on the City and its public realm. Four design excellence awards were given this year: Mapes Creek – a joint Seattle Public Utilities… [ Keep reading ]

Urban Innovations Speakers Series, March 7!

click on image to enlarge Presented by OPCD and Seattle Office of Housing. OPCD will be hosting Urban Innovations Speakers Series to increase public awareness of global best practices to achieve an integrated approach to planning for livable cities. Topics will include: affordable housing, urban design for community health, community-based… [ Keep reading ]

Urban Innovations Speakers Series Begins March 7

OPCD will be hosting Urban Innovations to increase public awareness of global best practices to achieve an integrated approach to planning for livable cities. Topics will include: affordable housing urban design for community health community-based resilience new trends in urban development integrated land use, open space, transportation design and sustainability… [ Keep reading ]

A Message From Our Director, Sam Assefa

Dear neighbors, Over the last few days, the City of Seattle has heard from dozens of residents who worry that their immigration status or national origin may impact their access to City services or legal protections. In the aftermath of President Trump’s Executive Order to prevent entry into the United… [ Keep reading ]