Housing and Employment Related Plans
City of Seattle Comprehensive Plan :
The Plan is a collection of City-adopted goals and policies about how the City will accommodate growth over the next 20 years. In general, the City strives to meet the plan goals, and the policies provide guidance for more specific decisions. The City first adopted the Plan in 1994 and has updated it periodically in subsequent years.
City of Seattle 2002 Housing Levy Administrative & Financial Plan, Program years 2007-2009
This document covers all Housing Levy programs every two years beginning in 2003, and includes information on Levy administration and the funding plan for the 2002 Housing Levy by program area.
Housing Element from Seattle’s 2009-2012 Consolidated Plan for Housing & Community Development, October 2008
This document summarizes the three important community planning efforts that guide Seattle’s work on housing issues, City of Seattle funding expected to be available in 2009 to implement key affordable housing strategies, and City program activities that address various income segments. A matrix outline of housing strategies is also included.
Housing and Employment Related Websites
Office of Housing
Office of Economic Development
Puget Sound Regional Council
Land Use and Zoning Related Plans and Web Links
Seattle Comprehensive Plan
Existing Neighborhood Plans
Department of Planning and Development (DPD)
DPD Zoning and Building Codes
Growth & Capacity
Office of Economic Development
Puget Sound Regional Council:
Dept. of Planning & Development Census 2000 Data
Puget Sound Regional Council Data
Capital Facilities & Utilities
2009-2014 Adopted Capital Improvement Program:
Transportation Related Plans
Southeast Transportation Study (SETS), December 2008
The Southeast Transportation Study (SETS) builds on existing planning to provide a long-range, comprehensive, transportation plan for the area. It will serve as a blueprint for financing and programming transportation improvements in Southeast Seattle over the next two decades.
Seattle Transportation Strategic Plan (TSP), October 2005
The Transportation Strategic Plan outlines specific strategies, projects and programs that implement the broader city-wide goals and policies for transportation in Seattle.
Seattle Transit Plan, September 2005
The Seattle Transit Plan focuses on Seattle’s regional high and intermediate capacity transit corridors as well as key transit passenger facilities. The purpose of the plan is to get Seattle moving and to support and direct economic growth to the urban villages. Sufficient and reliable transit service provides people with a real mobility choice.
SDOT Freight Mobility Action Plan, June 2005
The SDOT Freight Mobility Action Plan guides efforts to improve freight mobility.
SDOT Art Plan, April 2005
The SDOT Art Plan is focused as a plan of action, comprehensively detailing how Seattle can become a national leader in creating a more humane, layered, beautiful and relevant transportation system. Implementation of the plan will contribute significantly to a Seattle whose streets and sidewalks celebrate life, discovery, and creativity.
SDOT Bicycle Master Plan, January 2007
The SDOT Bicycle Master Plan defines a set of actions, to be completed with 10 years, to make Seattle the best community for bicycling in the United States. By increasing support for bicycling, the city will make its transportation system more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.
SDOT Pedestrian Master Plan, June 2009 (draft)
The SDOT Pedestrian Master Plan strives to make Seattle the most walkable city in the nation. Walking is the oldest, and most efficient, affordable, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation – it’s how transit riders eventually reach their destinations, and how neighbors meet each other and begin to build strong communities.
Parks and Recreation Related Plans
Strategic Action Plan, September, 2008
The Strategic Action Plan establishes a vision and guides decisions over the next five years. Public and staff participation were an integral part of this process to ensure the Plan reflects the needs of the Seattle community.