The Living Building Pilot allows you to request additional departures from the Seattle Land Use Code through Design Review, and provides height and floor area incentives for buildings attempting to meet the Living Building Challenge. The Living Building Challenge is a green building certification program that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability for buildings and landscapes possible today. The Living Building Challenge acts to close the gap between current limits and ideal solutions.
To be eligible for this program, your project must:
Our pilot program will expire on December 31, 2025 or when 20 projects enroll in the Living Building Pilot.
Living Building Pilot
See the master use permit page for step-by-step directions for your application. During the permit process, the Design Review Board will review your requested code departures and recommend which should be granted.