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Design Review meeting set for new development

Posted by Geeky Swedes on October 29th, 2010

Next month, the Design Review Board will take a look at the proposed development for 6559 15th Ave NW.

Plans call for “a four-story building containing five live/work units with 101 residential units above. Parking for 67 vehicles to be provided within the structure. Project includes 8,200 cu. yards of grading.” There is currently a house on the land, which will be torn down.

From the Department of Planning and Development:

The applicant has applied for Design Review related development of this site. At the Design Review Board meeting the applicant will present information about the design and how it responds to the Design Review Guideline priorities established at the Early Design Guidance Board meeting on August 23, 2010 regarding this site. The public may offer comments regarding the proposed design; and the Design Review Board members will offer to the Director of the Department of Planning and Development their recommendations regarding the design.

The proposal from the August meeting can be found here (.pdf). The Design Review Board report from the August meeting can be found here (.pdf).

The Design Review meeting will be held on Monday, November 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Ballard High School Library (1418 NW 65th St.)

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6 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 patmurray // Oct 29, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    this better have some low income housing included. it’s only fair.
    ballard doesn’t have enough low income housing

  • 2 Temp // Oct 29, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    doubtful based upon the location and proximity to BHS.

  • 3 Flutex // Oct 29, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    so low income housing can be next door to my house where children live, but not next door to a school?

  • 4 fuzzbeans // Oct 29, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Hopefully the architectural design will be interesting and not another behemoth beige box. I’m all for density, esp. along big arterials.

  • 5 booboo // Oct 30, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Does “five live/work units” mean five forever-empty storefronts like we have on NW 85th? Or will these have a better chance since, unlike 85th, they’ll have street parking available after morning rush hour?

    Does Ballard really need 101 new “residential units”?

  • 6 Responsible neighbor // Nov 1, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Looks like another parking problem, like the Compass development. Only 68 parking spots, even “compact” ones as proposed do not acomodate 101 residential units + 5 live/work units! The math doesn’t work out. So where will the overflow go – right into the surrounding neighborhoods, in the same place where the city seems to think every new problem can be absorbed. What ever happened to being a good neighbor, and to cleaning up after yourself. I propose the city consider new developments be at least “neutral” impact on the neighborhood, and look for some kind of offset in the design. Don’t just shove off your problems on the surrounding neighborhood because you can’t fit it into your bottom line.

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