DPD has published a SEPA decision regarding the newly drafted ROOSEVELT Neighborhood Design Guidelines. These guidelines were developed with many RNA members involved in the process.
The design guidelines are the backbone of the Design Review Program. They direct designers and project reviewers to look closely at the neighborhood and its character to design new buildings that enhance their surroundings. The guidelines are used by the Design Review Boards and our staff to assess the merits of a project.
Here’s the link to the DPD blogpost about the SEPA decision for the design guidelines update: http://
buildingconnections.seattle. gov/2015/04/13/roosevelt- design-guidelines-for-public- review/. This also allows people to link to the Land Use Information Bulletin notice and the related documents (SEPA checklist, Determination of Non-significance, and draft guidelines).
· The comment period is two weeks, ending on 4/27;
· The guidelines are still draft so changes can still be made;
· These will be sent to City Council soon after the SEPA appeal period ends on 5/4; and
· This would not have been possible without the effort that the Committee put in to this, making it a great example of a community-led process.
link to draft document: Roosevelt Design Guidelines.pdf