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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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Design Review Recommendation Meeting for 9701 Aurora Ave. N. self-storage facility is Feb. 6

January 19th, 2017 by Doree

The Northwest Design Review Board is holding a design review recommendation meeting for the self-storage facility proposed for 9701 Aurora Ave. N. (where Gold’s Gym is currently) at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

The proposal is for a six-story, 220,000 square foot self-storage facility with an office and a caretaker’s unit, plus parking for 15 vehicles. The current building will be demolished.

Two design review meetings were held in 2015 and 2016, and environmental review has taken place. Written comments on site planning and design issues will be accepted through the date of the recommendation meeting, as well as at the meeting itself. Comments can be emailed to PRC@seattle.gov; reference project # 3020310.

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Comment on any environmental concerns for 7009 Greenwood Ave. N. project by Jan. 25

January 13th, 2017 by Doree

The developers of the “Shared Roof” project coming to 7009 Greenwood Ave. N. have asked the city to rezone the land from Neighborhood Commercial 2-40 to Neighborhood Commercial 2-65, and now it’s neighbors’ time to comment on any environmental concerns about that rezone request.

The rezone would increase heights from 40 feet up to 65 feet. The developers are planning a five-story building with 33 apartment units, ground level retail and below-grade parking for 28 vehicles.

Comments on any environmental impacts of the rezone will be accepted through Jan. 25. (The comment period has been extended twice; the first extension came after the Phinney Ridge Community Council asked for an additional 14 days beyond the original Jan. 8 comment date. The latest Department of Construction and Inspections notice has added an additional three days.)

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Ed’s Kort Haus closing Sunday after 36 years as redevelopment nears

January 11th, 2017 by Doree

Ed’s Kort Haus at 6732 Greenwood Ave. N. will close after this Sunday as the developer who owns the property gets ready to demolish the building and replace it with an apartment building.

Ed Warrington has been in business for 36 years. He tells me the developer was “kicking out” his bar, and that he has until the end of the month to clear out of the space.

The neighboring The Goat on Greenwood (which replaced the Stumbling Goat restaurant, but with the same owner, several months ago) told me they “have at least 8 months before anything changes.”

Developer Kelten Johnson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. When the proposed development was first announced in July 2015, Johnson told me that both Ed’s Kort Haus and Stumbling Goat would be offered space in the new building.

The new development, with an address of 6726 Greenwood Ave. N., is proposed to be a four-story building with 55 apartment units, two live-work units, and retail space on the ground floor, with no parking.

The Department of Construction & Inspections has conditionally granted design review and granted a determination of non-significance (with conditions) on environmental impact.

The environmental conditions relate to hours of noisy construction activities and developing a plan to reduce noise impacts. The design review conditions include finalizing exterior lighting, a landscape irrigation plan, arranging solid waste removal services inside the building and not in the public right-of-way, and professional artwork at the building’s residential entry.

Appeals of these conditionally approved decisions can be made to the Hearing Examiner by Jan. 23 (reference project #3020114). You can read the full decision here.

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70th & Greenwood housing project developers ask city to rezone parcel from 40 feet to 65 feet high

December 31st, 2016 by Doree

The developers of the “Shared Roof” project coming to 7009 Greenwood Ave. N. have asked the city to rezone the land from Neighborhood Commercial 2-40 to Neighborhood Commercial 2-65. The height increase up to 65 feet will allow a five-story building with 33 apartment units, ground level retail and below-grade parking for 28 vehicles.

The original proposal was for a six-story building, but the developer scaled that back to five stories after the first Early Design Guidance meeting in August.

Comments on the rezone and any environmental impacts will be accepted through Jan. 22 (the comment period was just extended after the Phinney Ridge Community Council asked for an additional 14 days beyond the original Jan. 8 comment date).

The Phinney Ridge Community Council will discuss the potential height rezone at its meting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

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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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First Early Design Guidance meeting for 9731 Greenwood Ave. N. development is Dec. 19

December 13th, 2016 by Doree

The empty building at 9731 Greenwood Ave. N. will be demolished to make way for a four-story building with 48 residential units, six live-work units and parking for 40 vehicles below grade.

The first Early Design Guidance meeting for the project will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

If you can’t make the meeting, you can comment on site planning and design issues by Dec. 19 by emailing PRC@seattle.gov, or regular mail to: City of Seattle – Seattle DCI – PRC, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.

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Comment on any environmental concerns on development at 10540 Greenwood Ave. N.

December 12th, 2016 by Doree

Update: The comment period has been extended to Jan. 4, 2017.

Earlier: The development coming to 10540 Greenwood Ave. N. is now under environmental review. Comments on environmental issues may be emailed to PRC@Seattle.gov (reference project 3022986) by Dec. 21. Or fill out the online comment submission.

This may be the only opportunity to comment on environmental impacts.

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.

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Reminder: Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight to discuss wastewater, developments, land use policy, homeless encampments

December 6th, 2016 by Doree

Just a reminder that the Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda:

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