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A Code of Conduct for developers in Roosevelt

A Code of Conduct for developers in Roosevelt

This document was developed by the RNA Transport group and reviewed by The Land Use Group, The Board and a monthly General meeting.  It is offered as a tool for neighbors to use as a starting point for discussions with developers, before a building project begins physical work, as a way of avoiding the kinds of problems and frustrations that neighbors have previously endured.  Feel free to amend it, add to it or not use parts.  Should you like further help, contact Peter James at the RNA Transportation  email address.


RNA Code of Conduct for developers in Roosevelt

                                                While in building phase.


  1. A working and answered phone number for the site manager to be distributed to neighbors on the immediate block and displayed at site entrance to deal with blocking and conflicts immediately.
  1. Haul routes will be developed on Arterial roads as far as possible to minimize impact on residential streets. Provide route information to neighbors.
  1. Contractors shall not allow debris or dirt to wash onto sidewalks, bicycle lanes, or private property.

Construction House & Noise

  1. Construction hours are limited to:

Multi-Family and Neighborhood Commercial zones: 7:00am-7:00pm weekdays and 9:00am-

7:00pm weekends.

Other areas: 7:00am-10:00pm weekdays and 9:00am-10:00pm weekends.

  1. Construction Noise to be limited to “Seattle’s Noise Ordinance”.

Pedestrian Safety

Sidewalks in front of the project need to be left open for pedestrians, at all times, except for temporary crossings, and only during construction hours of operation.

  1. If sidewalk closures are necessitated, the following shall be accommodated in the resulting detour:

-The detour shall be a smooth, illuminated, continuously delineated route that meets applicable ADA standards

– A safe and clearly marked safe crossing place needs to be provided at each end of the closure.

  1. In the case of #2 the Developer and Contractor are responsible for monitoring the pedestrian revision to make sure it is not being blocked by vehicles associated with the project.
  1. Any temporary sidewalk cuts shall be filled with HMA or PCC

or bridged with wood/steel plates to maintain a smooth finished grade. Any temporary surfacing shall have non-slip texturing (even when wet).

  1. Pedestrian detours should add no more than two blocks to walking distances


  1. If the project is on a street with a RPZ, no construction or sub-contractor vehicles shall park on that street. The developer needs to have a plan for individual workers to drop off tools & supplies safely and then remove the vehicles to an off site parking lot designated by the developer. There shall be no “2 hour hopping”.
  1. If the site is on an arterial street, construction worker parking should be away from the site in designated lots.
  1. If the site is on a non-RPZ residential street the developer needs to meet with neighbors before construction begins and come up with a parking plan with the neighbors. RNAT is happy to help with this.
  1. Lunch trucks. If Lunch trucks are to visit the site a clear & safe parking spot needs to be designated that does not impact neighbor parking. Currently Roosevelt is not zoned or permitted for lunch trucks.
  1. Delivery trucks should be parked inside the project perimeter as soon as is possible. The timing of this to be discussed and planned with neighbors before the project begins.
  1. Site offices & bathrooms are to be located inside the project perimeter when possible or moved inside as soon as safe space is available inside. Timing on this to be determined with neighbors before building begins.
  1. The developers is responsible for monitoring the safe and convenient use of the street by their property and needs to meet with neighbors on a regular basis and to liaise with parking police in helping identify offending vehicles. Developer must keep a current log of vehicle license plate numbers of vehicles coming to the site.

Bike lanes

  • . Contractors shall minimize closures of bicycle lanes; long-term bicycle lane closures are strongly discouraged.
  • Construction debris must be kept off the bike lane.

Bus Stops.

  1. Any disruption to bus stops must be no more than a one block detour for the pedestrians boarding the bus.

                                                     When the building is occupied.

  1. There needs to be sufficient loading zones by the main entrance of the building to accommodate delivery trucks (UPS, pizza etc), service vehicles, taxis and friends picking up residents, so as not to take up residential parking or block driveways
  1. Commercial tenants shall develop a code of conduct for their customers, in conjunction with the neighbors, as to where customers should and should not park while visiting the business.