DPD wants to hear what you have to say. You can help shape Seattle's growth by participating in any part of the planning process, from design review to public events to comment periods on neighborhood-specific projects. The resources below provide a good base for getting involved.
Visit our Land Use Planning site for a list of current and on-going projects. Each project site includes public involvement information, including upcoming events, comment periods, and key contacts.
Seattle Design Commission
The Seattle Design Commission advises the Mayor, City Council and City departments on the design of capital improvements and other projects that shape Seattle's public realm. The Design Commission meets on the first and third Thursdays of every month in City Hall in the Boards and Commissions Room (Floor L2) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The project review meetings are open to the public.
CityDesign encourages the public to help facilitate the division's mission to support urban design excellence throughout Seattle.
The Design Review Program provides a forum for citizens, developers and the City to review and guide the design of qualifying commercial and multifamily development projects. The program was was established to enable citizens to get involved very early in the design process to develop better projects and to reduce the number of appeals.
Green Building Event Calendar
Visit this site for a list of events, conferences, workshops, and lectures related to green buiding and sustainability in the Seattle area.
DPD Public Notice
Seattle’s Land Use Code has specific requirements for notifying the public of opportunities to comment on proposed land use activities. The type and extent of this notice generally depends on the type of project in question. Our primary notice methods include land use signs we post on properties within Seattle and our twice-weekly Land Use Information Bulletin.