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The Urban Design Overlay District includes the Asian District, Paseo, Capitol Hill, and property along the NW 23rd Street corridor.

The regulations and guidelines of the Urban Design Districts intend to promote the health, safety, economic, cultural and general welfare of the public by encouraging the revitalization and enhancement of the urban environment. 

The Urban Design Commission and staff review applications for changes to property and structures including demolition, new construction, reconstruction and exterior remodeling for properties within the Urban Design District and within the Downtown Design District's "Cottage District" area.

Are you in a Design District? To find out, check the Design District Zoning Map (PDF).

If your project requires a Certificate of Approval, download our Application Packet (PDF) to get started. Also, please see the handout (PDF) and  the process for obtaining a building permit for projects within a Design District. For dates and times, check the 2020 Commission Schedule (PDF).

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