The Community Planning & Development (CPD) Department (formerly Development Services Group) in Mercer Island reviews all permits for land use and private development. It also manages capital improvement projects for the City. CPD is dedicated to helping the community achieve the vision of their future, their values and lifestyle. For the second year in a row, Seattle Magazine ranked Mercer Island as the number one suburban neighborhood out of the 50 Seattle-area suburban neighborhoods.
The Department is committed to preserving the unique island environment while encouraging sensitive and quality development. Work in the department is conducted by teams of employees organized by the product and service priorities of the City. These include Land Use/Planning, Building/Inspection, Utilities/Right of Way, and Permit Coordination. See below to get the information you need!
NOTE: On Mercer Island, the allowed Hours of Work for construction projects are: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays), and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. No work may be performed on Sunday and holidays.Please see MICC 8.24.020 for further information.
City Adopts Temporary Ordinances Governing Design of Small Cell Facilities Jan 16, 2019 - In September last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a new rule related to the deployment of small cell facilities. “Small cell” antennas typically support the expansion of the 5G wireless communication network, and are commonly mounted on existing utility poles... Read more...