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Jun 03, 2021

Evaluating the New Seattle Stormwater Code

Is your Seattle Development applying for a construction permit after July 1, 2021? Let Blueline help you evaluate the new stormwater code!

Blueline has been working closely with Seattle Public Utilities and other industry professionals to evaluate and provide relevant feedback regarding the stormwater code change being implemented this July in Seattle. We’ve listed some relevant changes below. We’d love to discuss your new project and how these code changes can fit with your design goals.

  • Stormwater, foundation drainage, and groundwater (only permanent) may need to find a new discharge location! This type of water discharge will no longer be allowed to discharge to a ‘formerly combined’ sewer main. Discharge to a combined main will be restricted unless the project meets certain exceptions. This change may impact your project, but there are ways to come up with a cost-effective solution.
  • Is there a ditch or culvert system fronting your project? Beware – a storm main extension may still be required!
  • A standard downstream analysis will be required by a professional for any new development.
  • Detention will now be triggered if your project adds 5,000 square feet of new hard surface. A quick area take off can let you know if you are triggering detention requirements with your proposed development.
  • Non-infiltrating bioretention planter sizing factors are reducing. Applying this requirement to your site can help you find out how much bioretention square footage can be reduced.

If you need help with your project or have more questions, please contact Project Manager, Kimberly McNabb. You can also visit SPU’s Revisions Page for the full list: Updating Stormwater Regulations – Project Documents – SDCI |


Aug 17, 2020

Meet Our Board of Directors

In 2019, Blueline formed a Board of Directors to guide strategic growth. The board consists of two members of Blueline’s leadership group, Brian Darrow, PE, President and CEO, and Principal Todd Oberg, PE; along with two external industry leaders, A-P Hurd, President of SkipStone, and Michael Crill, Managing Director of Atlas Accelerator. Blueline’s external directors will bring an objective, independent view to internal and external corporate initiatives.

Get to know more about our board members.

May 04, 2020

Blueline BUILD: A Campaign for Mary’s Place

Click here to donate to the Blueline BUILD Campaign for Mary’s Place.

Click here to view the list of Mary’s Place needed items.

For donation pick-up, please email Blueline at

Blueline’s mission is: To build people. To build relationships. To build communities. In this time of need, we seek to Be Uplifting & Influence a Lasting Difference (BUILD) in our community. In that spirit, we present our first BUILD campaign where, in May, we will support Mary’s Place.

Mary’s Place needs our help to keep their doors open, loving staff on the front lines, food on the table, and to open more space to keep families safe and healthy!

We are reaching out to clients and partners to help us meet a goal of raising $2,500 in May for Mary’s place. Blueline is getting this goal started by donating $500. In addition we will offer to pick up gently used items from people’s porches (COVID safe of course) and box them up for delivery to Mary’s Place (when they are accepting used donations again).

Mar 19, 2020

Message From Our President Regarding COVID-19

During these uncertain times, Blueline is committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service we can while also supporting the well-being of our employees and their families.

To support recommendations around social distancing, we have implemented systems that allow all our employees to work remotely. We will continue to provide continuity for our clients to move projects forward. Until further notice, all meetings, both internal and external, will take place via conference or video call.

As a company, we remain dedicated to our clients and employees and are prepared to support everyone as best we can while minimizing disruptions to projects.

Stay safe and healthy out there!

Brian J Darrow, PE
President | CEO

Jan 09, 2019

Blueline Begins 2019 With the Addition of Three Key Leaders

As Blueline continues to grow in numbers of people, projects, and offices, we are excited to announce the addition of three new members to the ownership group – Deanna Martin, Brett Pudists, and Chris Miller. All three have distinguished themselves over the years by demonstrating strong leadership skills and commitment to our company, our employees, and our clients. Deanna, Brett, and Chris will now have increased opportunity to be involved in key areas of management, company operations, financial planning, and marketing/business development. Please join us in recognizing the achievements of these individuals and their contributions to the growth and expansion of Blueline.

Get to know our new leaders

Deanna Martin, PE, has been instrumental in the success of our public works team and leads Blueline’s construction inspection services group. She started as a Project Engineer at Blueline 13 years ago and is a great mentor for our young engineers because of her strong leadership and field experience. Deanna enjoys working on public works projects because it allows her to have a lasting impact that leaves the world a better place for the next generation.

Brett Pudists, PE, plays an integral role on our fast-paced single-family residential team. He joined Blueline 6 years ago and has been specializing in private development projects. In addition to engineering, his experience includes roles in Construction Management and Land Development bringing a well-rounded perspective to each project. Brett is a natural storyteller and imparts his wisdom and experience from working on many different types of projects over the years while always keeping an eye on the big picture.

Chris Miller, PE, manages private development projects for Blueline in the civic, retail, multifamily, industrial, and healthcare market sectors. In doing so, he draws from his wide range of experience, both geographically and across multiple market sectors. Since joining the team 5 years ago, Chris has grown Blueline’s presence in commercial real estate through his substantial involvement in NAIOP and is now forging its expansion into the healthcare market.