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Design Review Board Recommendation meeting for 147 N. 132nd St. apartments is May 15

April 27th, 2017 by Doree

The Design Review Board Recommendation meeting for the apartment building proposed for 147 N. 132nd St., near the corner of Greenwood Avenue North and North 132nd Street, is at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 15, at Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

The project would demolish the west wing of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church and replace it with a three-story, 63,000 square foot apartment building with 59 units and below grade parking for 23 vehicles.

You can still comment on design issues until May 15 by emailing PRC@seattle.gov; reference project #3024798.

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Design Review Recommendation meeting for 10540 Greenwood Ave. N. apartments is May 15

April 27th, 2017 by Doree

The Design Review Board Recommendation meeting for the housing project coming to 10540 Greenwood Ave. N. is at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 15, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

The proposed project would demolish the existing structures and construct a four-story building with 32 small efficiency dwelling units (studios) and 22 apartments, plus 1,906 square feet of retail at ground level. Parking will be provided for 29 vehicles.

You can still comment on site planning and design issues through May 15 by emailing PRC@seattle.gov; be sure and reference project #3022986.

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Early Design Guidance meeting Monday for proposed 52-unit apartment building at corner of 87th and Palatine

April 26th, 2017 by Doree

Last month we told you about a 145-unit apartment building proposed for the currently empty lot on Palatine Avenue, south of North 87th Street.

Now, the house on the corner of Palatine and 87th will be demolished to make way for an adjacent six-story, 52-unit apartment building with ground floor commercial.

The project at 209 N. 87th St. will have its first Early Design Guidance meeting at 8 p.m. Monday, May 1, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room. (This will be just after the Design Review Recommendation meeting for the Shared Roof project at 70th and Greenwood, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.)

The proposal calls for studios, Small Efficiency Dwelling Units (smaller studios), 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units.

You can see the design proposal here.

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Design Review Recommendation meeting for Shared Roof project at 70th & Greenwood is Monday

April 26th, 2017 by Doree

The Design Review Recommendation meeting for the Shared Roof development at 7009 Greenwood Ave. N. is at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W., in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

The project, on the former site of the Oroweat Bakery, has been scaled back a bit since its initial proposal last year. The proposal now is for a five-story building with 35 residential units (including units with 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms), 5,583 square feet of ground floor retail, roof deck, and 26 below-grade parking spaces. The project includes a contract rezone from NC2-40 to NC2-65.

You can see an updated design proposal here.

If you can’t make the meeting, you can email comments about the design to PRC@seattle.gov by May 1.

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Reminder: Neighborhood open house on proposed zoning changes for housing is Thursday

April 24th, 2017 by Doree

Just a reminder that Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting a community open house to explain proposed zoning changes to create more affordable housing from 6-8 pm. Thursday, at Hale’s Ales Brewery, 4301 Leary Way NW, in The Palladium (enter from the back side closest to Fred Meyer).

City of Seattle staff will have maps and more information regarding proposed zoning changes for Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Bitter Lake, Aurora/Licton Springs, Ballard, Crown Hill, and NE 130th.

Representatives will be on hand from the following city departments and projects: Age Friendly Seattle (Human Services Department); Design Review (Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections); Ship Canal Water Quality (Seattle Public Utilities); Open Space Plan (Office of Planning & Community Development); Democracy Vouchers (Ethics & Elections Commission); Neighborhoods Streets and Greenways Projects (Seattle Department of Transportation); and Mandatory Housing Affordability (Office of Planning & Community Development/Office of Housing).

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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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Licton Springs Village looking for volunteers to help paint tiny houses, set up encampment this weekend

March 30th, 2017 by Doree

The Low Income Housing Institute is looking for volunteers this weekend to help paint and prepare the tiny houses and set up the kitchen and community tent for the low-barrier homeless encampment coming to 8620 Nesbit Ave. N., just across Aurora Avenue North from Greenwood. Each shift is three hours. If interested, email Josh Castle at jcastle@LIHI.org.

The site will initially have 20 tiny houses, most of them built by high school students and vocational training program participants, plus a house built and donated by University Congregational Church and Walsh Construction Company. The site will eventually have about 30 tiny houses.

LIHI expects to start receiving referrals from city outreach workers on April 5. Residents could be single, couples, veterans, seniors and people with pets. A Community Advisory Committee will include seven community stakeholders to be named early next week.

The site will have water, electricity, portable toilets and a shower facility.

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Community open house on proposed zoning changes for affordable housing is April 27

March 23rd, 2017 by Doree

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting a series of community open houses to explain proposed zoning changes to create more affordable housing.

The NW Seattle community open house is from 6-8 pm. on Thursday, April 27, at Hale’s Ales Brewery, 4301 Leary Way NW, in The Palladium (enter from the back side closest to Fred Meyer).

City of Seattle staff will have maps and more information regarding proposed zoning changes for Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Bitter Lake, Aurora/Licton Springs, Ballard, Crown Hill, and NE 130th.

Representatives will be on hand from the following city departments and projects: Age Friendly Seattle (Human Services Department); Design Review (Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections); Ship Canal Water Quality (Seattle Public Utilities); Open Space Plan (Office of Planning & Community Development); Democracy Vouchers (Ethics & Elections Commission); Neighborhoods Streets and Greenways Projects (Seattle Department of Transportation); and Mandatory Housing Affordability (Office of Planning & Community Development/Office of Housing).

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Latest development in Greenwood Town Center area will bring 7-story building with 145 apartments, retail, and parking for 100 vehicles

March 16th, 2017 by Doree

The empty grass lot on Palatine Avenue North just south of North 87th Street will be turned into a seven-story building with 145 apartments, retail at ground level, and parking for 100 vehicles. It’s the latest parcel owned by Greenwood Shopping Center to be developed in the Greenwood Town Center area, which includes Fred Meyer, the Sedges apartments (directly across the street from this parcel) and other surrounding lots.

An Early Design Guidance meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 3, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

You also can email written comments on site planning and design issues through April 3 to PRC@seattle.gov. Reference project# 3026306. (If environmental review is triggered, comments related to environmental impacts — such as traffic, parking, noise, etc. – can be submitted to Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections at that time.)

A design proposal is not yet online.

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