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Cultural Space Incentive Zoning Update

The Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) is continuing to solicit feedback on the initial proposal to update Incentive Zoning. One of the options that they are hoping to solicit feedback on is adding a new option for developers to earn extra floor area by providing Cultural Space. This first round of public engagement is scheduled to continue until the end of September, so please share your thoughts and ideas with them around this exciting and important work.

As part of this work, draft standards for all public amenities are now available on OPCD’s website. The Proposed Amenity Standards document contains proposed requirements for location, access, layout, landscaping, furnishings, and other areas for 10 public amenities, such as urban plazas, hillclimb assists, and public bathrooms, that can be used to achieve extra floor area.

If you have any questions or comments on the Amenity Standards or the Incentive Zone Update, please contact Brennon Staley at or (206) 684-4625.