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SDCI Closures, Service Updates, and Inspection Requirements

SDCI customer service areas remain closed until further notice and continue offering services online. King County has approval from the State Department of Health to allow all private construction activities that are low-risk and adhere to strict COVID 19 Job site Requirements. The City of Seattle has issued requirements for construction projects seeking inspections. The City WILL NOT INSPECT any site that does not follow these requirements.


Summary: A developer contribution is payment or provision of a benefit in consideration of a proposed project. The City of Seattle requires developer contributions in certain instances to achieve extra floor area and/or mitigate the impacts of new development. Developer contributions may address local needs for affordable housing, childcare, open space, historic preservation, and preservation of regional farms and forests. Developer contributions are generally required through incentive zoning (IZ), Mandatory Housing Afford-ability (MHA) requirements, or both.

Date Revised: 03/06/2020

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