Welcome to the Daily Plan It!
Welcome to our blog! We are the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD). We lead long-range and community planning. We were previously part of Seattle DPD, now called the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (Seattle DCI). Seattle DCI continues core regulatory work, like development permits and code compliance. You may be familiar with Seattle DCI’s blog, Building Connections.
In 2015, Mayor Murray created OPCD to bring together planning work across City departments to help ensure that we coordinate and implement our plans toward a cohesive vision. Seattle is growing rapidly, and we expect that growth to continue – by 2035, we expect 120,000 new residents and 115,000 new jobs. The Mayor’s vision is that we work collaboratively to build thriving communities that support growth in an equitable way; with a mix of amenities, open space, transportation, utilities, affordable housing, and economic opportunity.
If you want to stay in-the-know about long-range planning and community development work in Seattle, you’ve come to the right place. Led by interim director Diane Sugimura, OPCD’s work includes comprehensive planning, community research and analysis, community planning, transit-oriented development implementation, and housing policies.
For more information about our new office, see this OPCD FAQ provided by the Office of the Mayor.