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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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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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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss housing developments, parking

October 30th, 2015 by Doree

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

The main new business on the agenda is a discussion of two housing/retail development proposals, plus  neighborhood parking concerns.

Phinney Flats, at 6726 Greenwood Ave. N., will replace the brick building currently housing Ed’s Kort Haus and Stumbling Goat restaurant with a four-story, multi-use building with 60 units of housing and no parking. (One of Phinney Flats’ developers says they plan to bring both restaurants back to the new building.) The project’s first Early Design Guidance meeting was last week.

A three-story building with eight small efficiency dwelling units and two one-bedroom apartments, plus 670 square feet of commercial space at ground level will replace the building currently housing Toepfer Construction at 6528 Phinney Ave. N. No parking is proposed. The Department of Planning and Development approved a Streamlined Design Review Application for that project.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss development design guidelines

October 5th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. The main topic on the agenda is a discussion of the city’s design guidelines for new development.

Development is a hot topic these days as numerous construction projects are underway throughout the neighborhood. Some of the projects will have very limited or no parking spaces provided, which has rankled some neighbors worried that extra cars will take over the already crowded on-street parking.

The topic of the meeting will be the Design Guidelines for Greenwood Phinney as they apply to proposed projects that will have public meetings or ask for written comments. Current proposed development projects are 6726 Greewood Ave N (60 units, no parking) and 6528 Phinney Ave N (10 units, no parking). Understanding the Design Guidelines that were updated by the community as recent as 2013 are important to providing constructive feedback to the Dept of Planning and Development and the developers. A copy of the Guidelines can be found here.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss development, land use, zoning

August 31st, 2015 by Doree

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

On the agenda:

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets tonight to discuss election results, zoning, land use, developments

August 11th, 2015 by Doree

Just a reminder that the Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda:

  • A recap of last week’s primary election results for City Council District 6 and city-wide positions 8 & 9.
  • A recap of Mayor Ed Murray’s July 18 visit to the neighborhood, and the controversial Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda report.
  • A number of land use and development issues, including the city’s design review process, updates on the city’s Comprehensive Plan, zoning versus property line setbacks policy revision, neighborhood commercial zoning definitions and boundaries, and the new development proposed for 6726 Greenwood Ave. N. that will bring 60 studio apartments with no parking.

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Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss election results, mayor’s July visit, land use, new developments

August 5th, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda:

  • A recap of this week’s primary election results for City Council District 6 and city-wide positions 8 & 9
  • A recap of Mayor Ed Murray’s July 18 visit to the neighborhood, and the controversial Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda report
  • A number of land use and development issues, including the city’s design review process, updates on the city’s Comprehensive Plan, zoning versus property line setbacks policy revision, neighborhood commercial zoning definitions and boundaries, and the new development proposed for 6726 Greenwood Ave. N. that will bring 60 studio apartments with no parking

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Reminder: City Council District 6 candidates forum is Saturday at PNA

June 2nd, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council and Phinney Neighborhood Association are hosting a candidates forum for the new Seattle City Council District 6 from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Incumbent Councilmember Mike O’Brien and challengers Catherine Weatbrook, Jon Lisbin and Stan Shaufler will answer questions on zoning, land use, development, transportation, environment, civic engagement, public safety, etc.

“The move to district elections represents one of the biggest political changes in Seattle in years,” PRCC board member Ted Inkley said in a press release. “It’s important that District residents learn the views of those who want to represent them, and equally important that the candidates hear residents’ concerns. This is especially critical given the important decisions facing City Hall during this time of rapid growth and change in Seattle.”

District 6 covers Green Lake, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, Ballard and Fremont. Click here for a PDF map of District 6. Click here for information on all districts.

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