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Put in your 2 cents on townhouse design review

April 29th, 2009 · No Comments

If you want a little input into all the new townhouses that are being built in Phinney/Greenwood and around the city, you can attend a Department of Planning and Development (DPD) public meeting on the Administrative Design Review (ADR) process next Monday.

The meeting is at Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave., in the Bertha Knight Landes Room. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation starts at 6 p.m.

Mayor Nickels asked DPD to create an Administrative Design Review process for townhouse development, in conjunction with the Multifamily Code Update. Currently, most townhouses are not required to undergo design review. The intent of the project is to increase design quality and flexibility, without adding significantly to project cost, time and housing affordability.

This is the second public meeting on the topic. Draft recommendations will be presented, which are based on further research and analysis, and on the comments received from the public. After a short presentation, there will be plenty of opportunity for comments, questions and discussion. We hope you will be able to join us. After the meeting, all the information will be available on the website.

Click here for more information and to download project documents.

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