The Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee covers comprehensive planning, zoning, design and land use regulations; incentive zoning and transit oriented development; and climate protection, conservation programs, district energy, green buildings and food policy.
Complete Committee Description
To provide policy direction and oversight and to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to:
planning and land use, including comprehensive planning, zoning, design, and land use regulations as well as incentive zoning and equitable transit oriented development; and
urban sustainability, including the Office of Sustainability and Environment, climate protection, stewardship, conservation programs, district energy, green buildings, and food policy.
Note: These dates are subject to change and committee deliberation unfolds.Â For a complete and official list of items before the PLUS committee, please see committee agendas, which are posted online 48 hours before scheduled meetings.Â You can sign-up to receive agendas here.
Friday April 18, 2014, 2:00pm â€“ Committee briefing and Discussion [Note: Friday meeting]
Monday May 19, 2014, 5:30pm - Public Hearing
Tuesday June 3, 2014, 2:00pm â€“ Committee discussion and decision agenda
Working Group Meetings
Meeting 1: Thursday June 19, 2014, 4:30-6:30pm, Seattle Municipal Tower Room 4080, 700 5th Avenue.
Meeting 2: July 1, 8-10am
Meeting 3: July 17 5:30-8:00pm
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 11:30am â€“ Working group report back to PLUS Committee
Councilmember O'Brien has convened a working group of residents, developers and neighbors to help Council dig into the micro-housing regulations proposed by the Department of Planning and Development. This process will last through the rest of the summer, with the goal of having recommendations for the PLUS Committee and City Council to consider in September.
The working group meetings will take place in City Hall or the Seattle Municipal Tower downtown and will be open to the public. Council staff will ensure that notes from the meetings are taken and posted online after each meeting. There will not be formal public comment periods at these meetings, but written comments may be shared with the working group and will be reviewed by members as capacity allows.
Wednesday June 25, 2014: 11:00-12:30pm â€“ Joint Housing and Land Use Committee to receive final benchmarking and best practices report from Otak Inc.
Monday July 14, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm, Bertha Knight Landes Room (City Hall) â€“ Presentation by David Rosen and Associates and Cornerstone Partnership on draft incentive zoning recommendations for public feedback.
Tuesday July 15, 2014, 2:00pm â€“ PLUS discussion of draft recommendations (same material presented to the public on Monday evening July 14).
September 5, 2014, 2:00pm â€“ Begin committee deliberation on policy Resolution.