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Greenwood Apartments at 9039 Greenwood Ave. N. granted conditional approval for design and environmental reviews

April 26th, 2017 by Doree

The Department of Construction and Inspections has granted Design Review and Environmental Review with conditions for the project proposed for 9039 Greenwood Ave. N., where the Greenwood Food Bank used to be.

You can read DCI’s full decision and explanation of conditions here.

The project will be a six-story building with 78 apartments, six live-work units, and parking for 44 vehicles. The existing building will be demolished. The new building will be called Greenwood Apartments. You can see the design proposal here.

Appeals of the decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner by May 8.

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Comment on any environmental concerns for development to replace explosion site

April 10th, 2017 by Doree

The Department of Construction and Inspections is asking for public comment on any environmental concerns for the proposed development on the site of last year’s natural gas explosion.

The project at 8403 Greenwood Ave. N. will cover the entire west side of the block between North 84th and 85th streets, except for the Flint Creek Cattle Co. building, which will remain. The new building will be six stories tall with 70 apartments, ground floor retail, and underground parking for 70 vehicles.

The first Early Design Guidance meeting was held in January. You can email comments on environmental issues through April 24 to PRC@Seattle.gov or comment online.

Be sure to reference project #3025261.

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City extends comment deadline for administrative review of 32-unit apartment building coming to 922 N. 73rd St.

April 6th, 2017 by Doree

The city has extended the deadline to comment on site planning and design issues for a proposed housing development at 922 N. 73rd St. after needing to correctly list the zoning as Lowrise-3.

Two small houses at 918 and 922 N. 73rd St. will be demolished and replaced by a three-story building with 32 small efficiency dwelling units (studio apartments) and a rooftop deck, plus surface parking for eight vehicles.

You can now comment through April 19 as the Department of Construction and Inspections prepares for an Administrative Design Review for the project (meaning there will be no public meeting). You can email comments to PRC@seattle.gov. Be sure to reference project #3025643.

You can see a PDF of the design proposal here.

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Development at 73rd near Aurora will have 32 studio apartments, 8 parking spaces

March 16th, 2017 by Doree

Two small houses at 918 and 922 N. 73rd St. will be demolished and replaced by a three-story building with 32 small efficiency dwelling units (studio apartments) and a rooftop deck, plus surface parking for eight vehicles.

You can comment now through March 29 on site planning and design issues as the Department of Construction and Inspections prepares for an Administrative Design Review for the project (meaning there will be no public meeting). You can email comments to PRC@seattle.gov. Be sure to reference project #3025643.

You can see a PDF of the design proposal here.

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All That Dance building to be demolished, replaced by 224-unit apartment building

February 23rd, 2017 by Doree

The building housing All That Dance, at 320 N. 85th St. in Greenwood, will be demolished and replaced by a 237,000 square foot, 224-unit apartment building, with 175 parking stalls.

According to Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, the project would require a rezone for additional height. The project will undergo full design review with early design guidance meetings open to the public.

The developer is Shea Properties out of California.

We’ve got a message in to All That Dance about their future plans and will update this post when we know more.

Thanks to Rebecca for the tip!

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Appeals deadline for design review and environmental decisions on Phinney Flats project extended to Feb. 6

January 23rd, 2017 by Doree

The Department of Construction and Inspections has published a re-notice of its decision to conditionally grant approval of the proposed development at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N., and extended the appeals deadline to Feb. 6 (the deadline was originally scheduled for today).

Phinney Flats is proposed to be a four-story building with 55 apartment units, two live-work units, and 2,900 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, with no parking. The building where The Goat on Greenwood is currently and Ed’s Kort Haus was until it closed Jan. 15, will be demolished.

DCI has granted design review and an environmental determination of non-significance, but with conditions placed on both. You can read the full decision here.

Appeals of these conditionally approved decisions can be made to the Hearing Examiner by Feb. 6 (reference project #3020114).

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

December 15th, 2016 by Doree

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.

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Streamlined Design Review for 5 townhomes at 308 N. 74th St.

November 30th, 2016 by Doree

The Department of Construction and Inspections is conducting a Streamlined Design Review on development of the lot at 308 N. 74th St., just east of Bluebird Ice Cream and Café Vita. The small single-family home will be demolished and replaced with a three-story structure containing three townhouses, plus a three-story structure with two live/work units. Surface parking will be provided for three vehicles.

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Because the project is under Streamlined Design Review, the only opportunity to comment on the project is now through Dec. 11. Send comments regarding site planning and design issues to PRC@seattle.gov, and reference project #3025653.

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Design rendering by H+dIT Collaborative, LLC.

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Reminder: Public meeting for Phinney Flats project is Monday at PNA

July 23rd, 2016 by Doree

Here’s a reminder that Seattle’s Department of Construction & Inspections is hosting a public meeting about the proposed Phinney Flats project at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N., from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 7 of the Blue Building.

Phinney Flats would demolish the building currently housing Stumbling Goat Bistro and Ed’s Kort Haus, and replace it with a four-story building containing 55 small efficiency dwelling units above two live/work units and 3,900 square feet of commercial space, and no parking.

Click here to see public comments submitted for the project and permit status, then click on “Documents” for a PDF of the latest design proposal.

The public meeting is because DCI wants to “discuss policy and Code background and to gather comments on the project.” Developer Kelten Johnson told me he plans to be there to answer community members’ questions and correct what he says are factual errors by critics.

That public meeting will be followed a week later by a Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

You can comment on site planning and design issues through Aug. 1 by emailing PRC@seattle.gov. Mention Project #3020114. A separate environmental review will be triggered.

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