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Second Design Review Board Recommendation meeting for self-storage facility at 9701 Aurora Ave. N. is Oct. 2

September 14th, 2017 by Doree

The Northwest Design Review Board will have a second design review recommendation meeting for the proposed project at 9701 Aurora Ave. N. at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room. (A previous recommendation meeting was on June 5.)

The project will be a six-story, 220,000 square foot self-storage facility with an office, caretaker’s unit, and parking for 15 vehicles. The existing building (Gold’s Gym) will be demolished.

You can still comment on site planning and design considerations until the Oct. 2 meeting by emailing PRC@seattle.gov; mention project #3020310.

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Reminder: Design Review Recommendation meeting for development to replace Greenwood explosion site is Monday

September 14th, 2017 by Doree

The Design Review Recommendation meeting for the development that will take over the Greenwood explosion site at 8403 Greenwood Ave. N. is at 8 p.m. Monday (Sept. 18), at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

The developer is proposing a six-story, 70-unit apartment building with retail at street level, and parking for 70 vehicles below grade. Flint Creek Cattle Co.’s building at the north end of that block will remain, but the south end building where Better Hearing, Kouzina and Insurrection Apparel were located, will be demolished.

The updated design proposal is here.

Here’s the proposed building looking west from Greenwood Avenue at North 84th Street.

And here’s the view looking south from North 85th Street and Greenwood Avenue.

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Comment by Sept. 20 on environmental concerns for 7-story apartment building coming to 8612 Palatine Ave. N.

September 7th, 2017 by Doree

The public has until Sept. 20 to comment on any environmental concerns about the 7-story apartment building that will be built t 8612 Palatine Ave. N., which is currently an empty lot across the street from the Sedges apartments.

The building will have 141 units above retail space, with parking for 91 vehicles. The first Early Design Guidance meeting was on April 4.

You can comment online here.

Click here for the initial design proposal from April.

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Early Design Guidance meeting for development to replace 418 Public House building on NW 65th Street is Sept. 18

September 6th, 2017 by Doree

The building currently housing 418 Public House on NW 65th St. will be demolished and replaced by a three-story building with nine apartments and three live-work units, plus retail at street level and parking for nine vehicles at and below grade level. The new address for the project will be 412 NW 65th St.

The first Early Design Guidance meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

If you can’t make the meeting, you can email comments on site planning and design issues through Sept. 18 to PRC@seattle.gov. Reference project #3024585.

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Design Review Recommendation meeting Sept. 18 for development to replace Greenwood explosion site

August 29th, 2017 by Doree

The Design Review Recommendation meeting for the development that will take over the Greenwood explosion site at 8403 Greenwood Ave. N. is set for Sept. 18 (the originally scheduled Aug. 21 meeting was canceled).

The meeting will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

The developer is proposing a six-story, 70-unit apartment building with retail at street level, and parking for 70 vehicles below grade. Flint Creek Cattle Co.’s building at the north end of that block will remain, but the south end building where Better Hearing, Kouzina and Insurrection Apparel were located, will be demolished.

An updated design proposal is not yet available. The original proposal from last January is available here.

Update Sept. 12: Here’s the updated design proposal.

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City conditionally approves development planned for 8820 Aurora Ave. N.

August 10th, 2017 by Doree

Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections has conditionally approved the development proposed for the vacant lot at 8820 Aurora Ave. N. (formerly the site of the Aurora Motor Inn).

The project will be five-stories tall with 4,524 square feet of warehouse space, 5,246 square feet of office space, and 27 small efficiency dwelling units. Parking will be provided for three vehicles.

Any appeals of the DCI opinion must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than Aug. 24.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss developments, crime, parking

August 7th, 2017 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda:

  • Guest speaker Michael Sowby will discuss Seattle Police Department’s Micro-community Policing Plans.
  • Results of PRCC’s Neighborhood Parking Survey.
  • Development updates, including last week’s City Hearing Examiner decision to temporarily halt the proposed Phinney Flats project at 6726 Phinney Ave. N., plus updates on the Shared Roof project at Greenwood Avenue North and North 70th Street, and the two developments bringing townhouses near Phinney Avenue North and North 65th Street.
  • Discussion of the city’s proposed parking amendment for its Comprehensive Plan, part of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda.
  • Discussion to envision the future of Phinney Ridge.

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Single-family home at Phinney Avenue and North 65th to be replaced by four townhomes

July 13th, 2017 by Doree

The house at 6503 6505 Phinney Ave. N. will be demolished and replaced by two, two-unit townhome buildings (a total of four units) with no parking provided. The site is next door to Home Espresso Repair. (Editor’s note: This post has been updated to reflect the house number is 6505, although Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections lists it as 6503, which does not exist).

The project is under Streamlined Design Review, meaning no public meeting will take place. You can provide written comments about site planning and design issues through July 26 by emailing PRC@seattle.gov.

You can see the full design proposal here.

Update Friday: It appears there will be more multi-family units in the nearby houses. 6509 Phinney Ave. N. has nothing pending in DCI’s system, however, it is listed as part of the same King County Assessor parcel as 6511 and 6517. An application for redevelopment for 6511 was recently canceled, and 6517 has an application for 8 units and no parking, with Streamlined Design Review (meaning no public meeting). 6505, 6511 and 6517 are listed by DCI as having the same owner, Isola Real Estate.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss developments, parking survey results

July 10th, 2017 by Doree

Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda:

  • Updates on several developments in the works, including Phinney Flats at 6726 Phinney Ave. N. (which was approved by the city but appealed by a neighborhood group called Livable Phinney, with the decision still pending); Shared Roof at 7009 Greenwood Ave. N.; and two sets of townhouses proposed for Phinney Avenue North near North 65th Street, including one slated to replace the one-story retail building at 6417 Phinney Ave. N.
  • Proposed parking amendment for the city’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • Results of the recent Phinney-Greenwood parking survey.

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