Seattle Design Commission

600 4th Ave
Seattle WA 98104

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  • Tue: 9am-10:30pm
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  • Thu: 9am-10:30pm
  • Fri: 9am-10:30pm
  • Sat: 9am-10:30pm
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The Seattle Design Commission advises the mayor, city council and city departments on the design of capital improvement projects and projects on city land in Seattle. Additionally, it reviews the design of the city's capital improvement projects that includes parks and community centers, libraries, fire and police stations, road improvements and public utility structures. The commission also advises elected and agency officials on project design through biweekly memos and public testimonies. In addition, The Seattle Design Commission writes papers to shape public policy on urban design-related matters, such as street and alley vacations. The commission and convenes workshops to foster the discussion of design issues on projects that have a citywide impact.