Design Review Stakeholder Meetings

Seattle City Council issued a Statement of Legislative Intent requesting that the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) report on Design Review program outcomes, process improvements, and equity. SDCI and the Office of Planning & Community Development (OPCD) have gathered this group of stakeholders who will meet throughout 2022. 

The stakeholders, SDCI, and OPCD will conduct a Racial Equity Toolkit (RET) analysis of the Design Review Program. SDCI and OPCD will provide a report to the Council including the outcome of that analysis.

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Meeting Dates

May 18
May 25
June 22
October 26
January 18


The stakeholder group includes affordable housing developers, market rate developers, design professionals, neighborhood organizations, and previous Design Review Board members. Stakeholders representing specific organizations are indicated in the list below.

Kate Smith, Housing Development Consortium
Chris Colley
Donna Moodie
Frank Miranda
Gladys Ly-Au Young, American Institute of Architects
Grace Kim
Hamdi Abdulle
Jamie Lee
John Feit
Justin Allegro
Maria Barrientos, Seattle for Everyone
Pat Foley
Patrick Gordon, Downtown Seattle Association
Roque Deherrera, Master Builders Association
Sharon Khosla
Tejal Pastakia, NAIOP – Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Todd Bronk, American Society of Landscape Architects
Todd Lee, Northwest Chapter of Urban Land Institute

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