Dec 04, 2017
Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
Land Use Information Bulletin
A Twice-Weekly Bulletin Announcing Land Use Applications, Decisions, Hearings, and Appeals

Notices of Applications

Please see "Other Land Use Actions" for notice of Design Review Early Design Guidance Applications. Seattle's Department of Planning & Development is currently reviewing the Master Use Permit applications described below. Your written comments are encouraged and may be submitted to:

Department of Planning and Development
ATTN: Public Resource Center
700 5th Av Ste 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, Washington 98124-4019
FAX (206) 233-7901

All correspondence will be posted to our electronic library. 

Applications requiring shoreline approvals are subject to an initial 30-day comment period. All other land use approvals listed below are subject to an initial 14-day comment period. A 14 day comment period may be extended an additional 14 days provided a written request to extend the comment period is  received by this Department within the initial 14-day comment period as published in this bulletin. Any comments filed after the end of the official comment period may be considered if pertinent to the review being conducted.

The project file, including application plans, environmental documentation and other additional information related to the project, is available in our electronic library at  Public computers, to view these files, are available at the DPD Public Resource Center, 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000. The Public Resource Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

Questions about the projects listed in this bulletin can also be directed to the Public Resource Center at the email and US mail address listed above. To the extent known by the Department, other necessary government approvals or permits not included in the application will also be listed. When a building permit is listed as being necessary, this may include associated electrical, plumbing, mechanical, elevator, and other similar permits.

DPD is now using the Early Review Determination of Non-significance (DNS) process for all applications requiring a threshold determination when DPD has reasonable basis to believe that significant adverse impacts are not likely, and the Director expects to issue a DNS for the proposal. The DNS is not final until it is published following consideration of all comments received during the comment period.

The comment period for a project subject to an Early Review DNS may be the only opportunity to submit comment on the environmental impacts of the proposal. Mitigation measures may be imposed on projects subject to the Early Review DNS process After the close of the comment period, DPD will review any comments and will either issue a DNS followed by an opportunity to appeal, or, if significant environmental impacts are identified, a DS/Scoping notice. Copies of the subsequent threshold determination for the proposal may be obtained upon request or from our electronic library at

Numbers used in project descriptions are approximations. The final approved plans will control.


A formal decision as to the meaning, application or intent of any development regulation in Title 23 (Land Use Code) or Chapter 25.09 (Regulations for Environmentally Critical Areas) is known as an "interpretation". Examples include questions of how structure height or setback is properly measured, or how a proposed use should be categorized.

Interpretation may be requested by any party during the comment period as determined above. The request must be in writing, and accompanied by a $2,500.00 minimum fee payable to the City of Seattle (This fee covers the first ten hours of review. Additional hours will be billed at $250.00.). Interpretations on some issues may also be requested later, during the appeal period, if the project decision is appealed. Failure to request an interpretation can preclude raising the issue on appeal. Questions regarding the interpretation process may be sent to (please include “Interpretation Information” in the subject line) or by calling the message line at (206) 684-8467. Requests for interpretation may be submitted to the Department of Planning and Development, Code Interpretation and Implementation Group, 700 5th Av Ste 2000, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.

Note: The vicinity map feature added to the public notice of application is provided as an illustrative reference. It is not intended to replace the legal description and site plan included in the project file. In the event of omissions, errors or differences, the documents in DPD's files will control.


(Top of image is north.)
Map is for illustrative purposes only.  In the event of omissions, errors or differences, the documents in SDCI's files will control.
Area: Downtown/Central    Address: 3400 E HARRISON ST
Notice Date: 12/04/2017

Contact: MICHAEL FIEGENSCHUH - (206)971-5668
Planner: Abby Weber - (206) 684-7188
Date of Application: 11/09/2017
Date Application Deemed Complete: 11/28/2017

Land Use Application to allow a new, two- story middle school (Bush Middle School) with below grade parking for eighteen fleet vehicles. Existing middle school and office building to be demolished. To be considered with 3028459 for shared parking. Existing parking to remain.

Comments may be submitted through: 12/18/2017

The following approvals are required:


Administrative Conditional Use to allow an additional school building (institution) in a single family zone.


SEPA Environmental Determination - (This project is subject to the Optional DNS Process (WAC 197-11-355) and Early DNS Process (SMC 25.05.355). This comment period may be the only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of this proposal.


Other permits that may be needed which are not included in this application:


Building Permit
Demolition Permit