Development Update Sept. 14: design meeting for six-story apartment building across from BHS

Several applications and approvals in today’s development update, including one notice of a design review board meeting for the site at the corner of NW 65th St and 15th Ave NW, across from Ballard High School and where El Camion currently leases.

The application to build a 74-unit, six-story apartment building 6416 15th Ave NW was submitted a year ago; owner Scott McGinnis says he’s been mostly kept in the dark about the proposal. He said they have no plans to leave their current location, but that if the project goes ahead, they’ll stay in Ballard. “We love it here. We love Ballard, and we feel like we are a good part of the community,” McGinnis said.

There will be a public meeting regarding the project on Monday, Oct. 2 at the Ballard Community Center; see below for more information.

Here is today’s Land Use Information Bulletin:

Notice of Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting:

6416 15TH AVE NW

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Council Land Use Action to rezone 15,000 sq. ft. of land from Neighborhood Commercial 2 with a pedestrian overlay and 40 ft. height limit (NC3P-40′) to Neighborhood Commercial 3 with a pedestrian overlay and 65 ft. height limit (NC 3P-65′) and to allow a six-story structure containing 74 residential units above retail and two live-work units. Parking for 34 vehicles to be provided below grade. Existing structure to be demolished.

MEETING

Monday, October 2, 2017,  6:30 p.m. at the Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave NW)
Sunset/Captain Ballard Room

All meeting facilities are ADA compliant. Translators or interpreters provided upon request. Please contact the Public Resource Center at prc@seattle.gov or (206) 684-8467 at least five business days prior to the meeting to request this service.

OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT:

The Director will accept written comments on the design in preparation for the Design Review Recommendation meeting through October 2, 2017.  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 City of Seattle – SDCI – PRC, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle, WA  98124-4019.

PROCESS:

An application for Design Review related to future development of this site has been submitted to the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI). This second stage of Design Review is the Recommendation phase. At the Design Review Board Recommendation meeting, the following occurs:

The applicant will present information about the proposed design and how it responds to the Design Review Guideline priorities established at the previous Early Design Guidance meeting(s). The public may offer comments regarding the proposed design.*

The Design Review Board will offer their recommendations regarding the design to SDCI.
Following the meeting, SDCI will issue a written Recommendation report summarizing the meeting. This report will be sent to those who signed in at the meeting or otherwise requested a copy.

*Please note that public comment at the Recommendation meeting is limited to design considerations. If environmental review is triggered, comments related to environmental impacts (such as traffic, parking, noise, etc) may be sent to SDCI following notice of that review.

MORE INFORMATION

This proposal may be viewed at our Design Review Program website at www.seattle.gov/DPD/aboutus/news/events/DesignReview/SearchPastReviews/.  For more information regarding this application or the Design Review process, you may contact the Land Use Planner listed above, go to the Design Review Program website or visit our office at the address above.  (We are open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10:30 am to 4 pm Tuesday and Thursday.) Additional application documents for this proposal may be found at http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/.

Applications:

2019 NW 60TH ST

A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6558461.This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Comments may be submitted through 09/27/2017.

2225 NW 62ND ST

A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6579265. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Comments may be submitted through 09/27/2017.

Decisions:

924 NW 51ST ST

A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one parcel into two parcels of land. Proposed Parcel sizes are: A) 3,394 sq. ft. and B) 1,600 sq. ft. Existing structures to be demolished.

The following appealable decisions have been made based on submitted plans:

Determination of Non-Significance (no environmental impact statement required). Environmental review completed and no conditions imposed. This DNS is issued using the optional DNS process in WAC 197.11.355 and SMC 25.05.355. The comment period was originally published on July 20, 2017 and there is no further comment period on this DNS.

Appeals of this decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 9/28/2017.

1415 NW 62ND ST

A Land Use Application has been submitted to allow one additional unit to an existing 8 unit apartment building (total 9 units).

The following appealable decisions have been made based on submitted plans:

Determination of Non-Significance (no environmental impact statement required). Environmental review completed and no conditions imposed. This DNS is issued using the optional DNS process in WAC 197.11.355 and SMC 25.05.355. The comment period was originally published on June 5, 2017 and there is no further comment period on this DNS.

Appeals of this decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 9/28/2017.

8509 14TH AVE NW

A Land Use Application has been approved to allow 2, 4-story apartment buildings with a total of 24 units; 18 small efficiency dwelling units and 6 apartment units. Existing residential structure to be demolished.

The following appealable decisions have been made based on submitted plans:

Determination of Non-Significance (no environmental impact statement required). Environmental review completed and no conditions imposed. This DNS is issued using the optional DNS process in WAC 197.11.355 and SMC 25.05.355. The comment period was originally published on June 16, 2016 and there is no further comment period on this DNS.

Appeals of this decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 9/28/2017.

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