Design Review Stakeholder Meetings

Seattle City Council issued a Statement of Legislative Intent requesting that the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) report on Design Review program outcomes, process improvements, and equity. SDCI and the Office of Planning & Community Development (OPCD) have gathered this group of stakeholders who will meet throughout 2022. 

The stakeholders, SDCI, and OPCD will conduct a Racial Equity Toolkit (RET) analysis of the Design Review Program. SDCI and OPCD will provide a report to the Council including the outcome of that analysis.

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    Meeting Dates

    May 18
    May 25
    June 22
    October 26
    January 18


    The stakeholder group includes affordable housing developers, market rate developers, design professionals, neighborhood organizations, and previous Design Review Board members. Stakeholders representing specific organizations are indicated in the list below.

    Kate Smith, Housing Development Consortium
    Chris Colley
    Donna Moodie
    Frank Miranda
    Gladys Ly-Au Young, American Institute of Architects
    Grace Kim
    Hamdi Abdulle
    Jamie Lee
    John Feit
    Justin Allegro
    Maria Barrientos, Seattle for Everyone
    Pat Foley
    Patrick Gordon, Downtown Seattle Association
    Roque Deherrera, Master Builders Association
    Sharon Khosla
    Tejal Pastakia, NAIOP – Commercial Real Estate Development Association
    Todd Bronk, American Society of Landscape Architects
    Todd Lee, Northwest Chapter of Urban Land Institute

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