Comment of the week: design review

Joe Mabel [CC BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]

Commenter Matthew, in response to my questions about the value of design review:

What value are we getting out of the process? I would argue a few that should be important to the Seattle Transit Blog readers.

I am an architect and a significant portion of my time has been permitting projects in Seattle. The article referenced from the Seattle Times reflects the well on the facts of the permitting situation. The software rollout was terrible as is likely influencing the increase in review times, but it seems like they are getting up to speed and SDCI internally reviews this and have indicated they are getting closer to their targets.

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