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Q: Seattle land use code - variance ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Seattle land use code - variance
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: myatch-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 04 Oct 2006 11:23 PDT
Expires: 03 Nov 2006 10:23 PST
Question ID: 770780
I am looking for any City of Seattle Public Notices that titled
"Notice of Decision" and include "Variance" in respect to code
"23.45.005 section B".

Another way to ask is that i'm looking for all variances (in last 5
yrs) that have been granted by the City of Seattle Department of
regarding Seattle land use code 23.45.005 section B.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Seattle land use code - variance
From: cynthia-ga on 04 Oct 2006 20:26 PDT
I live in Seattle and work in the Real Estate industry. I'm very
familiar with the information you seek, however there is no easy way
to get it.

Here's why -- go here:

DPD Land Use Information Search Page

On the right, uncheck all except "Notices of Decisions", then click
"Search" --the results are as close as you can get. What you would
have to do is click the word "Decision" in each row to open a summary
for a project, then, click "View Decision" --that opens a PDF file.
Using Adobe Acrobat's "Search" function, you can search EACH document
for the word variance.

There were 479 records from April 4th to October 4th, so it's no small task.

This might be helpful:

Master Use Permit Requirements for Variances

Environmentally Critical Areas?Yard & Setback, Steep Slope and Wetland
Buffer Variances

Note the 2 URL's, you can toy with them by changing the /cam210.pdf to
211, 212, all the way to 330 and beyond, most of them are related to
variances, but tehy don't cite examples, only conditions which allow
them to GRANT a variance. This is good reading if you plan to apply
for a variance you need, but are afraid will not be granted. Note, not
all numbers between 210 and 330 are publications. I didn't find a page
that lists all the publications to be able to read the titles.

You can also try here:

DPD Publications

This also might help:

Sorry i can't be more help!

Subject: Re: Seattle land use code - variance
From: myatch-ga on 30 Oct 2006 15:45 PST
Hi Cynthia, 
thanks for the advice.  

Do you happen to know any architects or home designers that have been
thru the variance process?


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