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Reminder: First Early Design Guidance meeting for explosion site development is tonight

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

Slattery Properties, which owns the entire west side of the block from North 84 to 85th streets (including the recently opened FlintCreek Cattle Co. building), has proposed a six-story building 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 where G&O Family Cyclery was will be demolished, as will the building formerly housing Insurrection Apparel and Boots, Better Hearing and Kouzina. In two of the three options proposed, including the preferred option, the FlintCreek building at the corner of Greenwood Avenue and 85th Street restaurant will remain and would have a “green” roof.

You can see the design proposal here. The developers’ preferred option has four retail spaces of 1,950, 1,465, 1,350 and 1,895 square feet and 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.