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PhinneyWood joins ‘The Conversation’ on KUOW 94.9 FM Friday afternoon

KUOW 94.9 FM will be discussing the proposed Fred Meyer redevelopment on 85th St. during Ross Reynolds’ 12 p.m. show, The Conversation, on Friday. I’ll be a guest on the show, talking about the neighborhood’s views on the project. I’m told the segment will air somewhere between 12:10 and 12:20 p.m.

Fred Meyer is proposing to replace its current two-story store and the Greenwood Market (which will close) with a 160,000-170,000 square feet one-story supercenter. The $77 million project would also include an 800-stall, three-story parking garage with three stories of residential on top (along 87th St.); two stories of residential units along 85th and 3rd; about 20,000 square feet of retail space for tenants other than Fred Meyer; open space near the main entrance along 1st Ave. NW. and a tiny pocket park adjacent to the bus stop on 85th.

Fred Meyer hopes to start construction in late 2011 or early 2012; construction would take 18-24 months.

Fred Meyer will present revamped design options to the Design Review Board at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Ballard High School Library. We’ll have a full report after the meeting.

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