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Citywide Design Guidelines Update

We're updating our Citywide Design Guidelines to reflect design review best practices.
Making design guidelines easier to use, more responsive to current neighborhood conditions and urban design trends, and reflective of design review best practices.
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Catch Up On Our Progress

We met with stakeholders familiar with our existing design guidelines and the design review program to get their feedback about our process. Their comments helped us develop the final design guidelines. Major outreach milestones included:

  • 2008 to 2010: public outreach, background research, drafting
  • April 2011: SEPA review public draft released
  • October 2012: Final documents prepared and submitted to Council

Outreach included the following groups:

  • Public meeting attendees
  • Community Councils
  • Design professionals (AIA)
  • Planning and Design Commissions
  • Design Review Board members
  • Architecture and planning consultants

 

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