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Development Update June 26: A six-story residential building, and two public meetings

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on June 26th, 2014

By Joe Veyera

It was a big week of development applications submitted to the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). Check out the most recent applications from the DPD as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin.

Applications:

1516 NW 51st St

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to allow a six story, 80 unit residential building with a 700 sq. ft. livework unit located at ground level. Parking for 37 vehicles will be located on the site. Existing structures to be demolished.

5301 R 24th Ave NW

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A Shoreline Substantial Development Application has been submitted to grade 1,500 cu. yds. of material in an environmentally critical area and to replace existing combined sewer overflow outfall by installing a 160 linear ft. by 30 in. outfall pipe and two support pilings in the 24th Avenue NW right-of-way. The project includes installing new man holes and repaving the right-of-way and replacing a 2 ft. retaining wall and vegetation restoration at the shoreline. A determination of non-significance has been prepared by City of Seattle, Seattle Public Utilities.

Decisions;

4323 Evanston Ave N

A Land Use Application has been approved to allow a minor communication utility consisting of 10 panel antennas on the rooftop of an existing apartment building. Project also includes eight new equipment cabinets to be located in the basement (Verizon). Appeals of this decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than July 10, 2014.

Notice of Design Review Early Guidance Meeting: 

1731 NW 57th St

A Land Use Application has been received to allow a 6-story, 51-unit residential building. No parking is proposed.  Existing structure to be demolished.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave NW)

The Director will accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the early design guidance through July 14, 2014. You are invited to offer comments regarding important site planning and design issues, which you believe, should be addressed in the design for this project.

Comments and requests to be made party of record should be submitted to PRC@seattle.gov or mailed to

City of Seattle – DPD – PRC
700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA  98124-4019

Notice of Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting

7016 15th Ave NW

A Land Use Application has been received to allow a 4 to 5-story, 83-unit residential building, above 3,000 sq. ft. of commercial space and 7 live/work units. Parking for 46 vehicles will be provided at grade.  Existing structure to be demolished.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 14 at 8 p.m. and will be held at Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave NW)

The Director will accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the early design guidance through July 14, 2014. You are invited to offer comments regarding important site planning and design issues, which you believe, should be addressed in the design for this project.

Comments and requests to be made party of record should be submitted to PRC@seattle.gov or mailed to

City of Seattle – DPD – PRC
700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA  98124-4019

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15 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Skipspence // Jun 26, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Keep ‘em coming, Seattle!

  • 2 bill andersen // Jun 26, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    You can’t keep putting up apts/condos without enough parking. It doesn’t make any sense. The 5 or 6 story complexes should be forced to have underground parking – at least one space per unit.

  • 3 Car be Gone // Jun 26, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I disagree bill. You drive the price of these units up dramatically by forcing the developer to put in a parking spot.
    I don’t own a car and know many people (in Ballard, gasp) that also do not.
    So yes, it makes lots of sense.

  • 4 john // Jun 26, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    @carbegone, Are you kidding, the prices are sky high now with the developers pocketing all the savings they are reaping from this insane zoning that they have lobbied for! mean while we have less roads and more cars for all the new residents that are being crammed into our old neighborhoods!! I realize we grow and change, but the developers own the politicians! The planning has been abysmal and this city is becoming a shadow of its former self.

  • 5 Local // Jun 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    The vast majority of apartment dwellers will have cars – especially in a satellite neighborhood like Ballard.

    A reasonable amount of parking should go in with the building. It’s infrastructure just like bike paths and (gasp) mass transit.

  • 6 Car Be Gone // Jun 27, 2014 at 6:37 am

    No, I am not kidding John.

    And Local, how are you so sure those apartment dwellers will have cars?
    I don’t think Ballard is a satellite neighborhood at all. You can work here, do all your shopping, doctor appointments, etc. right here.
    Most of us won’t have cars and we will be laughing hard as we watch you guys circle our block looking for a place to park.
    Dependency on your own automobile is a thing of the past.

  • 7 Skipspence // Jun 27, 2014 at 8:59 am

    New four-plex next to us. The 7 people that now live there have 5 cars.

  • 8 guesty // Jun 27, 2014 at 9:06 am

    these developers love the portlandia style dreaming of folks like “carbegone”. regardless of the long term sustainability of car use, you would have to be willfully ignorant to think that at least 1/2 the resident will indeed drive a car.

  • 9 Profile photo of Salmon Bay Salmon Bay // Jun 27, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I guess I’m confused about the parking issues. If you have a car and need to park it, then why wouldn’t you purchase a house or rent a unit that has off street parking? Why do people feel that parking on the street is an inalienable right? If developers have buyers or tenants that don’t need parking, why should they be required to build it?
    Personally, I think too much space on our streets is devoted to the parking of automobiles. The streets are owned by the public, and are there to move people and goods. Parked cars clog the streets, preventing efficient use of the streets to safely transport people and goods. If you think about it, streets are the majority of the publicly owned space in the city. And in the neighborhoods, storing automobiles that are not being used on the streets is inefficient.
    I personally would love to see much of the on street parking eliminated, so that all modes of transportation can safely use our streets.

  • 10 Car Be Gone // Jun 27, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Agreed, Salmon Bay.

    Adding a parking spot per unit can almost double the rent necessary to pay for it.
    http://daily.sightline.org/2013/08/22/apartment-blockers/
    We need affordable housing, not some place for these lazy people to park their cars.

  • 11 Profile photo of Salmon Bay Salmon Bay // Jun 27, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Car Be Gone, I wouldn’t call anyone that has a car lazy. I have three. I purchased a house that can accmodate my cars. And my bikes.
    Imagine if we could leave whatever we wanted out in the street like we do with automobiles that aren’t being used. Boats, snowmobiles, trailers, cargo bikes, storage shed, lawn mowers. I would love to store my lawnmowers on the street.

  • 12 Ballardite // Jun 27, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I’m in favor of people giving up their cars, but the fact is not many people do, still, because our public transit blows. Realistically I think about 3/4 of Ballard apartment residents do have cars. If we want to put up 60-unit buildings with no parking we need rapid mass transit *before* we do that.

  • 13 Local // Jun 28, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Agreed Ballardite. Mass transit to Ballard is poor and Metro could take another hit. Ballard isn’t NYC or San Fran. We aren’t even Cap Hill. Why should Ballard pretend to be?

    I live, work, and bike in Ballard but still depend on a car for many needs. As I age that car will become increasingly important. Ask a senior, head of a family, or handicapped person how easy it is to do everything on foot.

    Setting reasonable requirements for parking on developers makes sense. Whether it be 1 to 1 or .5 to 1. Omitting that requirement is ignoring reality.

  • 14 Bill // Jun 29, 2014 at 10:25 am

    ” As I age that car will become increasingly important.”
    Why? Old people are usually poor drivers and should have their keys taken away at 65.
    You’ll probably save money using Uber & Lyft, instead of owning a car outright.

  • 15 Local // Jun 29, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Uber and flex car are great options. FWIW I’d say a large percentage of folks will still want the convenience of their own car if they can afford it.

    When the time comes I’ll let my adult kids make the call on taking my keys.

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