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Community Development

Community Development Services

Community Development through its Planning and Building Services functions enhance Normandy Park’s unique quality of life. Consistent with the Comprehensive Plan’s Vision, Goals and Objectives, we sustain the community’s physical, social, environmental, and economic character through planning and development review under the NPMC.

The Community Development Department works collaboratively with the City Council, Planning Commission, and residents, businesses, and stakeholders in Normandy Park to propose new and amend current planning regulations and long range land use policies that set broad direction for how the city will grow over the next 20 years or more.

Development review functions include:




Upcoming Events

For more details on events and ways to get involved, please visit the City Council or Planning Commission pages.


Nicholas Matz, AICP
Community Development Director
(206) 248-8253

Alfredo Corvalan
Assistant Planner-Permit Technician
(206) 248-8260

Frequently Asked Questions

What are areas of importance to Critical Areas review applications?

When permit applications are under review, we extensively analyze proposals and their impacts on local Critical Areas.

Refer to the maps below to determine whether your project site and proposal falls under a critical area.

If you are still unsure, please email

How can I find out what I need to know about when I apply to Permits?

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions in our Permits & Inspections page

If you have a more specific project question, please read through our Public Assistance Memos in our Permits & Inspections page to determine if you need to apply for permits. 

If you are still unsure, please email

Where do I involve myself in the Periodic Update process?
Who does Economic Development for Normandy Park?

A lot of organizations do. The City’s Economic Development Element focuses on sustaining and growing Normandy Park-serving business, while assuring our residents, workers, and stakeholders of a supportive and sustainable business environment. The city has longstanding membership partnerships with Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, Highline’s Small Business Development Center, Southside Alliance, and the Port of Seattle.


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