A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods

 

Reminder: Public meeting for Phinney Flats project is Monday at PNA

July 23rd, 2016 by Doree

Here’s a reminder that Seattle’s Department of Construction & Inspections is hosting a public meeting about the proposed Phinney Flats project at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N., from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 7 of the Blue Building.

Phinney Flats would demolish the building currently housing Stumbling Goat Bistro and Ed’s Kort Haus, and replace it with a four-story building containing 55 small efficiency dwelling units above two live/work units and 3,900 square feet of commercial space, and no parking.

The public meeting is because DCI wants to “discuss policy and Code background and to gather comments on the project.” Developer Kelten Johnson told me he plans to be there to answer community members’ questions and correct what he says are factual errors by critics.

That public meeting will be followed a week later by a Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

 

You can comment on site planning and design issues through Aug. 1 by emailing PRC@seattle.gov. Mention Project #3020114. A separate environmental review will be triggered.

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Public meeting for Phinney Flats on July 25, then Design Review Recommendation Meeting on Aug. 1

July 15th, 2016 by Doree

Seattle’s Department of Construction & Inspections is hosting a public meeting about the proposed Phinney Flats project at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday, July 25, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 7 of the Blue Building.

That public meeting will be followed a week later by a Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room.

The July 25 public meeting is because DCI wants to “discuss policy and Code background and to gather comments on the project.”

Phinney Flats would demolish the building currently housing Stumbling Goat Bistro and Ed’s Kort Haus, and replace it with a four-story building containing 55 small efficiency dwelling units above two live/work units and 3,900 square feet of commercial space, and no parking.

You can see the January design proposal here. An updated proposal is not yet on DCI’s website.

You can comment on site planning and design issues through Aug. 1 by emailing PRC@seattle.gov. Mention Project #3020114. A separate environmental review will be triggered.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight to discuss development in the neighborhood and citywide

July 5th, 2016 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., to discuss development and Seattle’s Housing Livability and Affordability Agenda (HALA).

PRCC is hosting Mary Holscher, a member of Seattle’s Housing Livability and Affordability Agenda (HALA) Focus Group. She will help us understand how the Mayor’s proposal will affect the city―specifically Phinney Ridge―and pass on input received to the focus group. Our speaker is a follow-up from our annual May meeting & election when we heard various perspectives on aspects of HALA.

The council also will receive development and permit updates on projects at 7009 Greenwood Ave. N. and 6726 Greenwood Ave. N., backyard cottage legislation, Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan 2035, and neighborhood parking strategies.

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Second Early Design Guidance meeting for 10540 Greenwood Ave. N. project is July 18

June 30th, 2016 by Doree

Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections is holding the second Early Design Guidance meeting for the proposed project at 10540 Greenwood Ave. N., which will bring a a four-story building with 54 residential units above 1,500 square feet of commercial space, with parking for 36 vehicles. The buildings currently on the site will be demolished.

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The meeting is at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 18, at the Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, in the Sunset/Captain Ballard Room. The first design guidance meeting was on April 18.

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

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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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