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Public meeting for Phinney Flats on July 25, then Design Review Recommendation Meeting on Aug. 1

July 15th, 2016 by Doree

Seattle’s Department of Construction & Inspections is hosting a public meeting about the proposed Phinney Flats project at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday, July 25, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 7 of the Blue Building.

That public meeting will be followed a week later by a Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

The July 25 public meeting is because DCI wants to “discuss policy and Code background and to gather comments on the project.”

Phinney Flats would demolish the building currently housing Stumbling Goat Bistro and Ed’s Kort Haus, and replace it with a four-story building containing 55 small efficiency dwelling units above two live/work units and 3,900 square feet of commercial space, and no parking.

You can see the January design proposal here. An updated proposal is not yet on DCI’s website.

You can comment on site planning and design issues through Aug. 1 by emailing PRC@seattle.gov. Mention Project #3020114. A separate environmental review will be triggered.

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Reminder: 2nd Early Design Guidance meeting for self-storage warehouse to replace Gold’s Gym is Monday

December 31st, 2015 by Doree

This is a reminder that the second Early Design Guidance meeting for the development at 9701 Aurora Ave. N. is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan 4. (Note that this is an earlier time than originally scheduled.)

The project will replace the Gold’s Gym building with a six-story self-storage warehouse, with a caretaker’s unit. It will take up the entire block of the west side of Aurora Avenue between 97th and 98th streets, and have surface parking for 17 vehicles.

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The meeting is at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room, which is ADA compliant. (If you need a translator or interpreter, contact the Public Resource Center at prc@seattle.gov or 206-684-8467 at least five business days prior to the meeting).

Click here, then enter project number 3020310 to see the project’s preliminary design proposal.

Also at the Jan. 4 meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m., the NW Design Review Board will have the second Early Design Guidance meeting for another project, at 13524 Linden Ave. N., which is currently an empty lot. That proposal is for a 6-story building with 100 assisted living units, and below-grade parking for 43 vehicles.

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Appeal withdrawn on environmental determination of non-significance for 714 N. 95th St. congregate residence project

December 21st, 2015 by Doree

The Department of Planning and Development announced today that an appeal of its environmental determination of non-significance for a proposed building with 41 congregate residences  at 714 N. 95th St. has been withdrawnThe appeal hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, but is now canceled.

The building, which would replace a large single-family home, will have no parking.

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2nd Early Design Guidance meeting for 9701 Aurora project is Jan. 4

December 17th, 2015 by Doree

The second Early Design Guidance meeting for the development at 9701 Aurora Ave. N. is scheduled for 8 6:30 p.m. (please note the time change) on Monday, Jan 4., 2016, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room, which is ADA compliant. (If you need a translator or interpreter, contact the Public Resource Center at prc@seattle.gov or 206-684-8467 at least five business days prior to the meeting).

The project will replace the Gold’s Gym building with a six-story self-storage warehouse, with a caretaker’s unit. It will take up the entire block of the west side of Aurora Avenue between 97th and 98th streets, and have surface parking for 17 vehicles.

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DPD Planner Carly Guillory confirmed with me today that the Gold’s Gym building will be demolished. She said some people commented at the first Early Design Guidance meeting on Sept. 28 that they wanted the building to stay, however, the developer’s proposal is to tear it down.

The developer’s preliminary design proposal is not on DPD’s website yet, but Guillory said it will be posted 10 days before the Jan. 4 meeting. Click here, then enter project number 3020310 to see all meetings and documents related to this project.

Also at the Jan. 4 meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m., the NW Design Review Board will have the second Early Design Guidance meeting for another project, at 13524 Linden Ave. N. It is currently an empty lot. That proposal is for a 6-story building with 100 assisted living units, and below-grade parking for 43 vehicles.

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Early Design Guidance meeting Dec. 7 for proposed 16-unit residential and live-work building at 9532 Greenwood Ave. N.

November 23rd, 2015 by Doree

The Department of Planning and Development will hold an Early Design Guidance meeting for a proposed seven-story structure with 14 residential units and two live-work units at 9532 Greenwood Ave. N. The site is currently an empty lot adjacent to a duplex and an apartment building.

Parking will be provided for eight vehicles.

You can see the design proposal here.

The meeting is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

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Appeal challenging environmental determination of microhousing project at 714 N. 95th St.

November 6th, 2015 by Doree

An appeal has been filed challenging the Department of Planning and Development’s environmental determination of non-significance for a proposed building with 41 congregate residences (several bedrooms surrounding a common kitchen/living area) at 714 N. 95th St. The building, which would replace a large single-family home, would have no parking.

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The Hearing Examiner will hear the appeal at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., in Room 4009. The appeals hearing is open to the public.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss housing developments, parking

October 30th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The main new business on the agenda is a discussion of two housing/retail development proposals, plus  neighborhood parking concerns.

Phinney Flats, at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N., will replace the brick building currently housing Ed’s Kort Haus and Stumbling Goat restaurant with a four-story, multi-use building with 60 units of housing and no parking. (One of Phinney Flats’ developers says they plan to bring both restaurants back to the new building.) The project’s first Early Design Guidance meeting was last week.

A three-story building with eight small efficiency dwelling units and two one-bedroom apartments, plus 670 square feet of commercial space at ground level will replace the building currently housing Toepfer Construction at 6528 Phinney Ave. N. No parking is proposed. The Department of Planning and Development approved a Streamlined Design Review Application for that project.

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Early Design Guidance meeting for 6726 Greenwood Ave N development is tonight

October 19th, 2015 by Doree

Don’t forget that the Department of Planning and Development is holding an early design guidance meeting tonight (Monday) for Phinney Flats, the proposed housing development at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N., where Ed’s Kort Haus and the Stumbling Goat restaurant are currently.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room. The NW Design Review Board will evaluate the proposed site and discuss early design considerations. The public may comment.

Phinney Flats has four options in the initial design proposal (download a PDF of the design proposal or leave a comment here). Each proposal calls for 59 units (either 56 studio apartments and three live-work units, or 57 studios and two live-work units) in four stories on the 8,036-square-foot site, including about 3,000 square feet of commercial at ground level.

No parking is required or planned.

 

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Reminder: Early Design Guidance meeting for 6726 Greenwood Ave housing project is Monday

October 16th, 2015 by Doree

This is a reminder that the Department of Planning and Development is holding an early design guidance meeting on Monday, Oct. 19, for Phinney Flats, the proposed housing development at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N., where Ed’s Kort Haus and the Stumbling Goat restaurant are currently.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room. At this meeting the NW Design Review Board will evaluate the proposed site and discuss early design considerations.

Phinney Flats has four options in the initial design proposal (download a PDF of the design proposal or leave a comment here). Each proposal calls for 59 units (either 56 studio apartments and three live-work units, or 57 studios and two live-work units) in four stories on the 8,036-square-foot site, including about 3,000 square feet of commercial at ground level.

No parking is required or planned.

Depending on the proposal, each apartment would range from 238 to 330 square feet. Live-work units would range from 309 to 400 square feet, and would face North 68th Street.

The current building will be demolished, but the developers are negotiating to bring both Ed’s Kort Haus and the Stumbling Goat back to the new building.

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