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.
Text Amendment for Children and Family Justice Center
The text of the legislation is available online here: CB 118202.
DPD is proposing to amend the Land Use Code to define facilities for detaining youths as "youth service centers" and to establish an administrative process for reviewing redevelopment and expansion of such facilities. The proposed process would include urban design objectives and criteria to be used in evaluating development standard waivers and modifications.
Committee Review Schedule:
Thursday, September 18, 2:00pm: Briefing and public hearing.Â Members of the public will have up to 2 minutes to testify at the beginning of the meeting.
Tuesday, September 30, 2:00pm: Committee discussion and possible vote.
Monday, October 6, 2014, 2:00pm: Full Council vote
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 2:00pm â€“ Presentation of final consultant reports and recommendations related to incentive zoning.Â Vote on resolution regarding regional transit-oriented development fund and accessory dwelling units.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 2:00pm â€“ Committee discussion
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:30am â€“ Committee discussion and possible vote
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
Friday September 5, 2014, 2:00pm â€“ Committee discussion
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 2:00pm â€“ Committee discussion and vote
Councilmember O'Brien 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 resulted in a new proposal from Councilmember Oâ€™Brien, outlined here: Oâ€™Brien Proposal.