Land Use and Planning
The Development Services Group department is made up of the planning and building departments. While we work together, we serve different functions. The planning staff reviews projects for zoning conformance and environmental impact. The building staff reviews projects for structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical compliance.
The Planning Team
The Planning Team processes all land use and design applications consistent with adopted planning and development regulations. Seventy percent of the team's work is the analysis and issuance of zoning decisions, short plats, shoreline permits, variances, deviations and major design reviews within the guidelines of the Unified Land Development Code. The team also plays an integral role in the coordination of pre-application meetings with the Customer Service Team. To learn more about what we do, see our different pages that are listed below.
Click here for information about electronically submitting Land Use applications.
If you're just getting started, we recommend viewing our "Important Tips for Success" page for basic information and advice.
General Planning Hotline: 206.275.7729. If planners are away from the phone helping other customers, please leave a message as we usually return calls on the same business day.