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Design Review Board second recommendation meeting for self-storage facility at 9309 Aurora Ave. N. is May 16

April 28th, 2016 by Doree

The Northwest Design Review Board will hold its second Early Design Guidance recommendation meeting for the self-storage facility proposed for 9309 Aurora Ave. N. at 8 p.m. May 16 at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

The project will replace the Klose-In Motel with a four-story self-storage facility called Green Lake Self Storage. The site will have parking for 16 vehicles.

Click here for a PDF of the design proposal.

You can comment on site planning and design aspects of the proposal through May 16 by emailing PRC@seattle.gov. Reference project number 3019569.

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Comment on environmental issues for 9002 Greenwood Ave. N. development through April 20

April 7th, 2016 by Doree

Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections is now accepting comments on environmental issues for the housing development planned for 9002 Greenwood Ave. N. Comments must be received by April 20. You can comment online.

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The existing structure on the corner of North 90th Street and Greenwood Avenue North will be demolished for a four-story building with 37 small efficiency dwelling units (studios) and 18 parking spaces. (The single family home just up the hill on North 90th Street is being developed separately into a four-story building with 26 small efficiency dwelling units, plus parking for 13 vehicles.)

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Reminder: Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight

April 5th, 2016 by Doree

Just a reminder that the Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., to discuss the city’s Design Review program, two major housing developments, and city housing policies.

On the agenda:

  • Update on the city’s Design Review process
  • Development permits status, including 7009 Greenwood Ave. N. and 6726 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Discussion of the city’s Housing Affordability Livability Agenda and policies on backyard cottages.

The PRCC also is seeking board nominations for its May 3 Annual Election. Responsibilities include attending council meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. Board members must live or own property or a business between Aurora Avenue North and 8th Avenue NW and North 46th Street and North 75th Street.

For more information on board nominations, contact Diane Duthweiler at 206-375-0012 or dduthweiler@comcast.net.

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Early Design Guidance meeting for 10540 Greenwood Ave. N. development is April 18

April 4th, 2016 by Doree

The buildings currently at 10540 Greenwood Ave. N. will be demolished to make way for a four-story building with 54 residential units above 1,500 square feet of commercial space, with parking for 36 vehicles.

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The city will hold an Early Design Guidance meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room. A design proposal is not yet available.

If you can’t make the meeting, written comments on site planning and design issues can be emailed through April 18 to PRC@seattle.gov.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets next Tuesday to discuss Design Review, development

March 29th, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., to discuss the city’s Design Review program, developments in the pipeline, and housing policies.

On the agenda:

  • Update on the city’s Design Review process
  • Development permits status, including 7009 Greenwood Ave. N. and 6726 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Discussion of the city’s Housing Affordability Livability Agenda and policies on backyard cottages.

The PRCC also is seeking board nominations for its May 3 Annual Election. Responsibilities include attending council meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. Board members must live or own property or a business between Aurora Avenue North and 8th Avenue NW and North 46th Street and North 75th Street.

For more information on board nominations, contact Diane Duthweiler at 206-375-0012 or dduthweiler@comcast.net.

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Comment on environmental concerns of proposed apartment complex at 308 N. 90th St. by April 6

March 24th, 2016 by Doree

The proposed apartment complex at 308 N. 90th Street has increased its number of units slightly while also decreasing its parking.

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The 308 N. 90th St. project will be on the right side of this picture. Another apartment complex is being developed on the left side.

Since the first Early Design Guidance meeting in November, the four-story apartment building has gone from 26 to 28 small efficiency dwelling units, and parking has gone from 13 spots to 10 spots below grade.

Comments are now being accepted on environmental concerns about the project through April 6.

You can comment online.

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Early Design Guidance meeting for 9309 Aurora Ave N project for self-storage warehouse is March 21

March 3rd, 2016 by Doree

The Early Design Guidance meeting for the proposed project at 9309 Aurora Ave. N. is set for 8 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

The project will replace the Klose-In Motel with a four-story self-storage facility called Green Lake Self Storage. The site will have parking for 16 vehicles.

You can comment on site planning and design aspects of the proposal through March 21 by emailing PRC@seattle.gov. Reference project number 3019569.

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Comment on environmental issues for 6726 Greenwood Ave N project through March 16

March 3rd, 2016 by Doree

The proposed development at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N., which would replace the building currently housing Ed’s Kort Haus and The Stumbling Goat restaurant, has changed slightly to reduce the number of residential units by one and the number of live/work units by one, and increase the amount of retail space by about 900 square feet, to 3,900 square feet on the ground floor. Phinney Flats will have no parking.

You can comment on environmental impacts of the proposal through March 16.

The project has already undergone two Early Design Guidance meetings.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss development, backyard cottages, zoo’s new exhibit

February 25th, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. The meeting is open to the public.

On the agenda:

  • Continuing discussion of the proposed multifamily development at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N., which will have 55 residential units, two live-work units and commercial space at ground level, with no parking.
  • The city’s proposal to relax the rules for Backyard Cottages
  • Woodland Park Zoo’s ideas to renovate the Tropical Asia exhibit that formerly housed the elephants

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