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Development to replace Greenwood explosion site will have Early Design Guidance meeting on Jan. 9

The first Early Design Guidance meeting for the development that will replace the March 9 natural gas explosion site is set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

The new building at 8403 Greenwood Ave. N. is proposed to be six-stories tall with 70 residential units on five floors, 7,560 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, and parking for 70 vehicles in two levels below grade. The building currently housing Flint Creek at the corner of Greenwood Avenue and 85th Street restaurant will remain. The building where G&O Family Cyclery was will be demolished, as will the building formerly housing Insurrection Apparel and Boots, Better Hearing and Kouzina.

The Greenwood Community Council got an early look at the plans and has a link to the preliminary proposal here. The developers’ preferred option of the three is Option C, which calls for a green roof on top of Flint Creek; four retails spaces of 1,950, 1,465, 1,350 and 1,895 square feet all facing Greenwood Avenue; and the residential lobby entrance on North 84th Street.

That block is zoned NC2P – 65 (Neighborhood Commercial 2 Pedestrian), with a height limit of 65 feet.