Design Review - Virtual Board Meetings

Design Review Board meetings are held virtually using theWebexmeeting platform.

How to Attend a Meeting

There are three ways you can attend a Design Review Board meeting.  

Attend the Meeting Online via WebEx

  1. Go to the Design Review calendar and locate the project meeting which you would like to attend. 
  2. You can register for the meeting any time. You will receive a two-hour reminder email before the meeting as well as another reminder 15 minutes before. Please give yourself at least 5-10 minutes after you register to make sure you can access the site and complete the registration.
  3. When it's time for the meeting, click on the join button in the confirmation or reminder emails.

For technical difficulties, please visit the Webex Help site.

For information about locations providing free WiFi internet access, go to

Call Into the Virtual Meeting

If you do not have access to a computer, you can call the number listed on the Design Review Calendar to hear the meeting in session.   

Watch the Meeting in a Public Viewing Space

If you would like assistance viewing the meeting you are welcome to attend the public viewing space, located at Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., floor 19.

A security guard kiosk, located on the fourth floor of Seattle Municipal Tower, can take you up to the meeting location, just inform the guard you are here to view the public Design Review meeting on floor 19.  

How to Provide Public Comment

There are two ways to provide public comment on a specific project.

Giving Written Public Comment

Submit your written comment through our Comment on a Project application before the relevant meeting and an SDCI staff member will summarize it for the Board live during the meeting. All comments must relate to the agenda, comments that are not related to Design Review will not be read.

Giving Verbal Public Comment at the Meeting 

You can sign up to provide a comment live at a Design Review Board meeting. Registration will open two hours before the meeting begins.

To do this, click on the Public Comment Sign Up link located on the event page or in the reminder email sent after registration. The link will also be provided during the meeting until the form automatically closes.

Keep in mind:

  • During board meetings, verbal public comment will occur following the board clarifying questions section of the agenda.
  • The amount of time given to each comment will be 1-2 minutes depending on the number of people registered. The total time allotted for public comment is 20 minutes.
  • Online registration to speak at the meeting will begin two hours before the meeting start time and will end 30 minutes after the meeting starts.
  • Comments will be read or spoken into the record based on the order of submission from the online comment form.
  • You can also use the call-in number provided in the Design Review calendar, under the specific project address, to provide your live comment after registering.
  • Speakers must be registered using the online form to be recognized.

Visit our Comment on a Project webpage for information on providing the most effective Design Review comments.

Helpful Tips for Commenting

 Please keep the following in mind when providing comment:

  • Comments must be related to the specific area’s Design Guidelines, and how they apply to the project.
  • Use notes, write down your main speaking points.
  • Commenter’s cameras will be turned off for the entire meeting, including public comment.
  • Anything you type in the chat window will be archived and publicly disclosable.
  • Speak slowly and clearly into your computer or phone’s microphone.
  • Minimize background noises especially while unmuted.

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