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Reinventing Cities Seattle Meet-Up Event

Calling all architects, urban planners, developers, investors, environmentalists, start-ups and many more! In February we announced our participation in C40 Cities Reinventing Cities competition for the potential redevelopment of the WOSCA Site on 1st Avenue South. Join us on June 6 at City Hall to learn more about the competition… [ 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 ]

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 ]

Downtown Subarea Planning Seeks Proposals

Our designated Urban Centers – Downtown, Uptown, South Lake Union, Capitol Hill/First Hill, University District, and Northgate – are home to a significant share of Seattle’s residents and workers. We are beginning the process of planning for each of our centers toward becoming more equitable, vital, and resilient places in the future, beginning with Downtown. … [ Keep reading ]

Community Partnerships Will Drive “One Seattle” Comprehensive Plan Update

The City of Seattle has selected six community-based organizations to help design and carry out public engagement strategies for the update of Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan. Each of the organizations submitted engagement proposals that center the voices of people of color as the City updates its vision for how we will… [ Keep reading ]

Community Engagement is the Foundation of Equitable, Built Space

Courtesy of as part of their “6 Iconoclasts on Why Adaptability Matters” series. When self-described recovering architect Rico Quirindongo talks about creating enriched built spaces, he frames the conversation — and his design solutions — around the people who will inhabit them. Throughout his 27 years practicing architecture, and… [ Keep reading ]

One Center City to Address Transportation, Public Domain

One Center City is creating a 20-year plan for how we move through, connect to, and experience Seattle’s Center City neighborhoods. It is a public/private partnership between the City of Seattle, King County, Sound Transit, the Downtown Seattle Association and a diverse group of community stakeholders from Seattle’s Downtown core… [ Keep reading ]

City issues preliminary proposal to guide growth in Uptown Urban Center

After more than three years of engaging community members in envisioning a vibrant future for the Uptown neighborhood, the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) today issued a preliminary rezone recommendation. The proposal will result in an estimated 600 new affordable homes, neighborhood design standards that respond to… [ 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 ]