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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight to discuss development in the neighborhood and citywide

July 5th, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., to discuss development and Seattle’s Housing Livability and Affordability Agenda (HALA).

PRCC is hosting Mary Holscher, a member of Seattle’s Housing Livability and Affordability Agenda (HALA) Focus Group. She will help us understand how the Mayor’s proposal will affect the city―specifically Phinney Ridge―and pass on input received to the focus group. Our speaker is a follow-up from our annual May meeting & election when we heard various perspectives on aspects of HALA.

The council also will receive development and permit updates on projects at 7009 Greenwood Ave. N. and 6726 Greenwood Ave. N., backyard cottage legislation, Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan 2035, and neighborhood parking strategies.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss development, land use, parking, introduce new board members

June 6th, 2016 by Doree

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

On the agenda:

  • Introduction of 2016-17 board members — New: Jeff Reibman and Scot French; Re-elected: Terry Cook, Mark Phillips, Irene Wall, Craig Fryle, Ted Inkley and Duncan Griffin; Continuing: Carolyn Lee, Susan Wagner, Tom Yeager, John Bito, Mary Lou Reslock, Chuck Ayers and Alice Poggi
  • Development updates on 7009 Greenwood Ave. N. and 6726 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Land Use Policies: Housing Affordability Livability Agenda, Backyard Cottage proposed legislation, Seattle Comprehensive Plan 2035
  • Neighborhood parking issues
  • Officer elections for president, vice president(s), secretary and treasurer

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Phinney Ridge Community Council’s annual meeting Tuesday to discuss city’s housing affordability agenda, PRCC board elections

May 2nd, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N.

On the agenda:

  • An open discussion of how Seattle’s HALA (Housing Affordability Livability Agenda) proposals affect our neighborhood. Learn more about building heights and affordable housing options with panelists Alan Durning (author and Mayor’s HALA Task Force member), Jon Grant (Tenants Union of WA and HALA Task Force member), and Cindi Barker, Co-chair of City Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee)
  • PRCC annual board of directors election, beginning at approximately 8:30 p.m. Nominations will be taken right up until that time. Anyone who lives, works, or owns property or a business between Aurora Avenue North and 8th Avenue NW and North 46th Street and North 75th Street can vote and/or be a board member.

Phinney Ridge Community Council is an independent, volunteer effort located in City Council District 6. PRCC members work with other community organizations and city departments to ensure our neighborhood shares in opportunities for public input and resources.

To self nominate, nominate another, or additional information please email: phinneyridge.ccouncil@gmail.com

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Reminder: Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight

April 5th, 2016 by Doree

Just a reminder that the Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., to discuss the city’s Design Review program, two major housing developments, and city housing policies.

On the agenda:

  • Update on the city’s Design Review process
  • Development permits status, including 7009 Greenwood Ave. N. and 6726 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Discussion of the city’s Housing Affordability Livability Agenda and policies on backyard cottages.

The PRCC also is seeking board nominations for its May 3 Annual Election. Responsibilities include attending council meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. Board members must live or own property or a business between Aurora Avenue North and 8th Avenue NW and North 46th Street and North 75th Street.

For more information on board nominations, contact Diane Duthweiler at 206-375-0012 or dduthweiler@comcast.net.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets next Tuesday to discuss Design Review, development

March 29th, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., to discuss the city’s Design Review program, developments in the pipeline, and housing policies.

On the agenda:

  • Update on the city’s Design Review process
  • Development permits status, including 7009 Greenwood Ave. N. and 6726 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Discussion of the city’s Housing Affordability Livability Agenda and policies on backyard cottages.

The PRCC also is seeking board nominations for its May 3 Annual Election. Responsibilities include attending council meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. Board members must live or own property or a business between Aurora Avenue North and 8th Avenue NW and North 46th Street and North 75th Street.

For more information on board nominations, contact Diane Duthweiler at 206-375-0012 or dduthweiler@comcast.net.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss development, backyard cottages, zoo’s new exhibit

February 25th, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. The meeting is open to the public.

On the agenda:

  • Continuing discussion of the proposed multifamily development at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N., which will have 55 residential units, two live-work units and commercial space at ground level, with no parking.
  • The city’s proposal to relax the rules for Backyard Cottages
  • Woodland Park Zoo’s ideas to renovate the Tropical Asia exhibit that formerly housed the elephants

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Take Phinney Ridge Community Council survey on city’s proposed changes to backyard cottages rules

February 17th, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council is looking for neighborhood input on the City’s proposals for zoning changes that would encourage more backyard cottages – or Detached Accessory Dwelling Units — in single family zones. The City has proposed the changes to help deal with density and growth.

You can take the short survey here.

With some exceptions, backyard cottages are currently allowed on all single-family lots of at least 4,000 square feet. This means that about 75,000 of the City’s 124,000 single-family lots are eligible for backyard cottages. Current law subjects backyard cottages to a number of restrictions. These include requirements in effect now:

  • the property owner live on site at least six months of the year
  • provide off-street parking for the cottage
  • a prohibition against having a backyard cottage and “in-law” apartment on the same property
  • limits on the height and size of backyard cottages
  • prohibits cottage entrances from facing abutting property

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday

January 31st, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. All Phinney Ridge residents and business owners are welcome.

On the agenda:

 

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Reminder: Phinney Flats developer at Phinney Ridge Community Council meeting Tuesday

January 4th, 2016 by Doree

Just a reminder that the developer and architect of the proposed Phinney Flats at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N. will be at the Phinney Ridge Community Council meeting tomorrow (Tuesday). The proposal would replace the current building with a four-story building with 56 small efficiency dwelling units and three live-work units, and for Ed’s Kort Haus and Stumbling Goat Bistro to move back into the ground floor. No parking is proposed.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Kelten Johnson of Johnson & Carr Developers and Jay Janette of Janette Architecture will discuss the project from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

This is a good chance for the community to learn more about the project before the Northwest Design Review Board holds its second design review meeting on Monday, Jan. 11. That meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

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