Apr 21, 2009

Public Meeting: Design Review for Townhouses

Most of the redevelopment going on around here is townhouses, some wonderful, some [most?] rather coookie-cutter models ("Little Boxes", even).

DPD has been studying the issue, has made some recommendations and wants to hear from you at their upcoming meeting.

(in their words) The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is developing a new Administrative Design Review process to apply to townhouse development. Currently, most townhouses do not undergo design review, unless the applicant volunteers for administrative review in order to seek departures from Land Use Code development standards. The goals of the project are to apply a streamlined Administrative Design Review process for a better fit with the small scale of townhouse projects, without adding significantly to development cost.

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) invites you to attend a Public Meeting about Administrative Design Review for townhouses on Monday, May 4, 2009 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Seattle City Hall's Bertha Landes Room (600 4th Ave.).

The intent is to increase design quality and the variety of townhouses with a new Administrative Design Review process.

Draft recommendations will be presented by staff. Public comments on the draft proposal are welcomed.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by an opportunity for comments, questions and discussion. We hope you can join us


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