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Crews finishing paving of Greenwood Avenue North between North 92nd and 105th streets this week

May 4th, 2016 by Doree

This week road crews are finishing final paving on the east and west side of Greenwood Avenue North between North 92nd Street and North 105th Street. Crews will also spend this week and next painting pavement markings, installing signs and other clean-up activities along that corridor. Crews will return in June for any final clean-up, landscaping, and other finish work, such as installing railings.

Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pedestrians may be detoured around work zones, and on-street parking and side street access could be restricted during work hours.

The affected side streets are the east side of N 103rd St, both sides of N 92nd St, and both sides of N 97th St. These side streets will be closed at the intersection with Greenwood Ave N for a few hours each. Only one street will be closed at a time.

Final paving work involves removing old pavement and pouring new pavement, which requires partial closure of driveways and walkways for a few hours. Crews will preserve driveway access by working on one half of a driveway at a time and/or placing a steel plate for drivers to pass over.

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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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Traffic lanes reduced on Greenwood Avenue between 84-85th streets this weekend for water work

March 25th, 2016 by Doree

Seattle Public Utilities will be working on the water lines on Greenwood Avenue between North 84th and 85th streets this weekend.

That means traffic in each direction will be reduced, parking will be restricted, and bikes will need to merge with traffic on that block.

The west sidewalk (next to the natural gas explosion site) will remain closed, but the east sidewalk will remain open during the work.

A uniformed police officer will be onsite to direct traffic.

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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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New proposal for development at 8820 Aurora Avenue increases residential, lowers parking

February 22nd, 2016 by Doree

The residential, office and warehouse development proposed for the vacant lot at 8820 Aurora Ave. N. has changed somewhat since the first Early Design Guidance meeting last October.

Back then, the proposal was for a four-story building with about 10,000 square feet of warehouse and office space, plus 24 small efficiency dwelling units and parking for 10 vehicles. The new proposal is for a five-story building with 4,524 square feet of warehouse space, 5,246 square feet of office space, and 27 residential units, with parking for just three vehicles.

Design and environmental reviews are still required for the project. Comments can be submitted online through March 6. Reference project 3020795.

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