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Greenwood Community Council’s Transportation Committee meets Monday to discuss growth, congestion, parking

February 1st, 2016 by Doree

The Greenwood Community Council’s Transportation Committee meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Monday) at the 74th Street Ale House to discuss growth, congestion and parking. Everyone is welcome.

Committee members will use examples of increased congestion and parking issues in our neighborhood as a jumping off point to discuss city parking policies.

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Greenwood development update

February 1st, 2016 by Doree

We have two Greenwood development updates to tell you about.

Two houses at 8755 and 8759 Phinney Ave. N. will be demolished to make way for a seven-unit, three-story townhouse building. Parking for five vehicles will be provided.

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The building, at the corner of North 90th Street and Phinney Avenue North, will have a new address of 325 N. 90th St. The project is under Streamlined Design Review. You can comment on site planning and design issues through Feb. 10 by emailing PRC@seattle.gov; reference project number 3021901. This will be the only opportunity to comment on this project.

Construction crews are currently building two three-story townhouse structures at 526 N. 105th St. The five-unit building will have attached garages; the four-unit building will have surface parking. The site is adjacent to several other multi-family structures.

526 N 105th St-resized

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday

January 31st, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. All Phinney Ridge residents and business owners are welcome.

On the agenda:

 

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Former Oroweat site at 70th & Greenwood to become mixed-use development

January 25th, 2016 by Doree

The empty site at 7009 Greenwood Ave. N. that used to house the Oroweat Bakery Outlet has finally been sold after several years of environmental cleanup.

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Evolution Projects in Fremont plans to construct a 38,000 square foot mixed-use building with 25 units and 20 parking spaces.

You can see photos of what the site currently looks like behind the fence at the website for Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (formerly called Department of Planning & Development).

Design Review is required, so the public will have a chance to weigh in at Early Design Guidance meetings, yet to be scheduled.

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2nd Early Design Guidance meeting for Phinney Flats apartments at 68th & Greenwood is Monday

January 8th, 2016 by Doree

The second early design guidance meeting for the Phinney Flats development proposed for 6726 Greenwood Ave. N. is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

The proposal is to replace the current building with a four-story building with 56 small efficiency dwelling units and three live-work units, with bike storage but no parking. Ed’s Kort Haus and Stumbling Goat Bistro are expected to move back into the ground floor.

Click here to see the design proposal.

You can comment on site planning and design issues by emailing PRC@seattle.gov (reference project number 3020114).

Please note that public comment at the EDG meeting is limited to design considerations. If environmental review is triggered, comments related to environmental impacts (such as traffic, parking, noise, etc.) may be sent to DPD following notice of that review.

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Reminder: Phinney Flats developer at Phinney Ridge Community Council meeting Tuesday

January 4th, 2016 by Doree

Just a reminder that the developer and architect of the proposed Phinney Flats at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N. will be at the Phinney Ridge Community Council meeting tomorrow (Tuesday). The proposal would replace the current building with a four-story building with 56 small efficiency dwelling units and three live-work units, and for Ed’s Kort Haus and Stumbling Goat Bistro to move back into the ground floor. No parking is proposed.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Kelten Johnson of Johnson & Carr Developers and Jay Janette of Janette Architecture will discuss the project from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

This is a good chance for the community to learn more about the project before the Northwest Design Review Board holds its second design review meeting on Monday, Jan. 11. That meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council hosts developer of 68th & Greenwood project on Jan. 5

December 23rd, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council‘s Jan. 5 meeting will give residents the opportunity to meet with the developer of the proposed Phinney Flats at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Kelten Johnson of Johnson & Carr Developers and Jay Janette of Janette Architecture will discuss the project from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

The proposal is to demolish the current building and replace it with a four-story building with 56 small efficiency dwelling units and three live-work units, and for Ed’s Kort Haus and Stumbling Goat Bistro to move back into the ground floor. No parking is proposed.

This is a good chance for the community to learn more about the project before the Northwest Design Review Board holds its second design review meeting on Monday, Jan. 11. That meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room. If you can’t attend the meeting, you can email comments on site planning and design issues to PRC@seattle.gov by Jan. 11.

Design proposal documents are not yet online, but should be by 10 days before the Jan. 11 meeting. Click here to see detailed information on all permit activity, as well as PDFs of all documents relating to the project, including three dozen letters from concerned residents.

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Appeal withdrawn on environmental determination of non-significance for 714 N. 95th St. congregate residence project

December 21st, 2015 by Doree

The Department of Planning and Development announced today that an appeal of its environmental determination of non-significance for a proposed building with 41 congregate residences  at 714 N. 95th St. has been withdrawnThe appeal hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, but is now canceled.

The building, which would replace a large single-family home, will have no parking.

714 N 95th St-exterior-resized

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2nd Early Design Guidance meeting for 9701 Aurora project is Jan. 4

December 17th, 2015 by Doree

The second Early Design Guidance meeting for the development at 9701 Aurora Ave. N. is scheduled for 8 6:30 p.m. (please note the time change) on Monday, Jan 4., 2016, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room, which is ADA compliant. (If you need a translator or interpreter, contact the Public Resource Center at prc@seattle.gov or 206-684-8467 at least five business days prior to the meeting).

The project will replace the Gold’s Gym building with a six-story self-storage warehouse, with a caretaker’s unit. It will take up the entire block of the west side of Aurora Avenue between 97th and 98th streets, and have surface parking for 17 vehicles.

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DPD Planner Carly Guillory confirmed with me today that the Gold’s Gym building will be demolished. She said some people commented at the first Early Design Guidance meeting on Sept. 28 that they wanted the building to stay, however, the developer’s proposal is to tear it down.

The developer’s preliminary design proposal is not on DPD’s website yet, but Guillory said it will be posted 10 days before the Jan. 4 meeting. Click here, then enter project number 3020310 to see all meetings and documents related to this project.

Also at the Jan. 4 meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m., the NW Design Review Board will have the second Early Design Guidance meeting for another project, at 13524 Linden Ave. N. It is currently an empty lot. That proposal is for a 6-story building with 100 assisted living units, and below-grade parking for 43 vehicles.

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