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TMPs, MUPs, MIMPs, LEED

What are TMPs?

TMP Stands for Transportation Management Programs. These plans, developed by the City of Seattle and building managers, help to facilitate the tenant’s use of a full range of travel options including walking, biking, using transit and carpooling. These TMPs also assist in reaching LEED building certification (see below), and support larger goals of the Seattle 2030 District.

The purpose of these plans is to help mitigate the impact of traffic and parking for these large buildings. Once the need for a TMP is identified in the City’s environmental review, goals are developed and included in the building’s Master Use Permit. The goals of TMPs are generally the same as CTR and complement each other.

What are MUPs?

Master Use Permits (MUPs) are a type of land use permit needed for the construction of new developments in the City of Seattle. This permit typically requires a public comment period and is granted by the City’s Office of Hearing Examiner. This permit must be issued before any building permits will be issued and will often look at the traffic impacts of your development.

What is LEED?

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design and is an international designation for best-in-class building strategies and practices for building green buildings. To receive LEED certification, building projects must satisfy certain requirements, including addressing transportation-related carbon emissions. There
are various levels of LEED certification including Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

What are MIMPs?

Major Institution Master Plans (MIMPs) are overall plans for 13 of the city’s largest colleges, universities and hospitals. These large institutions have specific goals and requirements to ensure their employees have minimal impact on nearby neighbors and businesses. Some examples of institutions with MIMPs include the University of Washington, Virginia Mason Medical Center and Seattle Central College. MIMPs often include sections on reducing employee DAR and mitigating their impact on-street parking around the institution.

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