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Street Use Permitting Fee & Rate Changes | Starting April 1!

Bust out those sunglasses!? It’s the first day of spring! The hope of bright sunshine for more than a day and longer days to hang and work outside for all the activities happening around Seattle is upon us! Much like flowers blooming, so is our city. Starting April 1, 2018,… [ Keep reading ]

Streets Illustrated: Seattle’s design recipe book – LAUNCHES TODAY!

Seattle is a vibrant, technologically innovative city and our freshly updated City design manual follows suit. Seattle Streets Illustrated, is an interactive online resource to help architects, engineers, and property owners involved in projects within street right-of-way. Streets Illustrated is setting the standard for other major cities including New York and Los… [ Keep reading ]

Food Trucks: We Want You! Apply now for new downtown vending location

We have an exciting new food vending location coming soon to downtown! In partnership with the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA), we’re creating a new Pavement to Parks installation in the 300 block of Pine Street. The newly created park includes two spaces for left-side-serving curb-space vendors and we’re inviting any… [ Keep reading ]

Little Parks Make Big Impressions

Pardon the cliché, but we really do think good things come in small packages. Like the community parks created thru the Pavement to Parks program for instance. Since 2015 we’ve created eleven little parks, helping bring neighbors together and provide outdoor space for people of all ages to play. People love… [ Keep reading ]

Play in the Street (safely) for Halloween!

Every child deserves a safe space to play, run and simply be a kid. Sometimes urban environments don’t offer the necessary space for creative play. And that’s why SDOT’s Street Use Team created Play Streets! This month, Play Streets introduces a special expedited permitting for Halloween. Instead of the usual… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle 2017 PARK(ing) Day is coming up! Twister anyone?

This Friday, September 15th, from 9am to 7pm, you may see something like this next to the curb: Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal once a year in Seattle – on PARK(ing) Day! PARK(ing) Day is an international movement and a chance for people to come up with fun, new ways… [ Keep reading ]

Dinner & Art at Pike People Street!

In the mood for art and dining outside this evening? Try Pike People Street and the Capitol Hill Art Walk, from 4PM to 10PM. Grab great food from local restaurants then stay for a bit of street ‘activation’ on the docket. It all supports a vibrant Capitol Hill community! For… [ Keep reading ]

Small Spark your Mini-Park!

PARK(ing) Day is coming up on September 15, transforming ordinary pavement into works of art, game spaces or comfy hangouts for a day. If your group plans on participating, be sure to submit your completed PARK(ing) Day application by August 18! And don’t forget to apply for the Small Sparks Neighborhood Matching… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Fifth Streatery to Open at Jude’s Old Town in Rainier Beach

Jude’s Old Town restaurant has been permitted by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to be the fifth streatery in the city. The new streatery will open on Sunday, August 6th at 3pm at 9252 57th Ave S in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. The streatery is part of SDOT’s Streatery… [ Keep reading ]

A Moveable Feast

Food trucks and sidewalk cafes are a great way for entrepreneurs to bring delicious food from diverse cultures to Seattle. But what does it take to actually open your own? That question and many others were answered at the first of two annual Food Business Roadshows held earlier this month. This event at the… [ Keep reading ]