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Revised application for land under The Viking

Posted by Meghan Walker on November 29th, 2012

A revised land-use application has been filed for the block that houses the decades-old Viking Tavern at NW 64th St and 24th Ave NW. The application, published today by the Department of Planning and Development, now calls for underground parking for 55 vehicles, as opposed to the 17 originally proposed. The application still proposes a six-story building with 54 residential units and 3,635 sq. ft. of retail at ground level.

Developer Bill Parks purchased the land earlier this year, and caused a stir when it was announced the Viking might not be reincarnated in the new development. Parks purchased the building in May, and in July, met with the owners of The Viking several times. He said he’s open to the idea of the pub remaining on the property after the development is complete, but wants the building to improve the appearance of the area.

According to the Land Use Information Bulletin, approvals still needed include Design Review, SEPA Environmental Determination, a Building Permit and Demolition Permit. Comments on this project will be accepted until Dec. 12. To comment, click here.

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