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

 

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.

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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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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.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss housing, parking, development updates

November 30th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda is an update on impact fees legislation for the mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda; updates on the city’s Comprehensive Plan and Design Review process; neighborhood parking issues; and updates on design proposals and permits for development projects at 6528 Phinney Ave. N. and 6726 Greenwood Ave. N.

The next PRCC meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

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Appeal challenging environmental determination of microhousing project at 714 N. 95th St.

November 6th, 2015 by Doree

An appeal has been filed challenging the Department of Planning and Development’s environmental determination of non-significance for a proposed building with 41 congregate residences (several bedrooms surrounding a common kitchen/living area) at 714 N. 95th St. The building, which would replace a large single-family home, would have no parking.

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The Hearing Examiner will hear the appeal at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., in Room 4009. The appeals hearing is open to the public.

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