After working closely with South Lake Union (SLU) neighborhood
representatives, DCLU has prepared design guidelines for this
area, which are now available. Legislation that would amend
the Land Use Code to incorporate the SLU guidelines will be
submitted to the Seattle City Council for their
consideration later this year.
After adoption, these neighborhood-specific guidelines will
augment the existing Citywide Design Guidelines and together
outline the design objectives to be met by new commercial
and multifamily development proposals within the SLU neighborhood.
The main elements of the SLU guidelines:
- reinforce the existing context and character of the neighborhood;
- outline ways in which new development proposals can relate
well to noteworthy buildings and positive attributes of
urban form within the neighborhood.
Seattle's existing neighborhood-specific
design guidelines address specific design concerns that
have historical, cultural and architectural significance and
offer many suggestions for how new developments can enhance
the public realm by being sensitive to these issues.
For More Info
View or download the South Lake Union Design
Guidelines (7.6MB PDF)
For a printed copy of the SLU guidelines, contact
Resource Center, located on the 20th floor
of Key Tower at 700 Fifth Ave, (206) 684-8467.
For information on legislative changes proposed
for South Lake Union biotech uses, see related
For additional information on the guidelines
and related legislation, please contact:
Mike Podowski, DCLU