A City at Work: Images from the Seattle Municipal Archives Photo Collection
Planning & Code Enforcement: Planning - Land Use Code
Description: Seattle Zoning Commission Poster.
Item No.: 64769
Notes: Following the lead of New York and other large cities, the City Council established the City Zoning Commission in 1920. This commission was charged with making a survey of Seattle with a view of dividing the city into districts and recommending what uses property in each district could be devoted -- all to "promote the public peace, health, convenience and welfare." The commission created and the City Council passed Seattle's first Land Use Code by Ordinance 45382 in 1923.
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