Priority Green Facilitated

What Is It?

Priority Green Facilitated is a streamlined permitting process for master use permits in exchange for meeting green building standards. We provide this opportunity in order to assist innovative projects that will serve as visible models of high performance and sustainability. Priority Green Facilitated:

  • Provides a single point of contact
  • Identifies your project as a priority
  • Focuses on inter-departmental and integrated review to address citywide code challenges
  • Provides code and process assistance

Eligibility

Priority Green Facilitated projects require an agreement with us before you submit your master use permit application or early design guidance application. You must use a collaborative design and development approach, also known as an integrated design process.

Your project must meet one of the following green building standards:

Living Building Pilot

The Living Building Pilot program 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. 

2030 Challenge Pilot

The 2030 Challenge for Planning was issued by Architecture 2030, a non-profit think tank transforming climate change problems into solutions through the design of the built environment. The 2030 Challenge for Planning asks the global architecture and planning community to adopt reduction targets for energy, water, and transportation for new construction and major renovations. To advance these goals on a district basis, Seattle 2030 District was created in partnership with the City of Seattle. This pilot relies on the 2030 Challenge for Planning goals, but focuses on existing buildings to improve the viability of high-performance renovations.

Other comparable green building standards will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Schedule an appointment with us at sciprioritygreen@seattle.gov.

How Much Does It Cost?

Our review fee is $324 per hour which is the same for master use permits; however, facilitation of these projects can result in additional hours as compared to typical reviews.

Steps to Get Your Permit

We can assist your project team in evaluating which strategies work best for your project. Please contact us at sciprioritygreen@seattle.gov.

See the master use permit page for step-by-step directions for your application.