The owners of the Olympic Athletic Club have received the conditional use permit for the hotel they’re proposing on Ballard Avenue. “They don’t allow hotels outright in this zone,” Bryan Stevens with the Department of Planning and Development tells us, which meant when the owners changed their plans from an apartment building to a hotel, they needed to take the extra step.
The site for the proposed hotel on Ballard Avenue
An environmental study was also done in coordination with this permit. “In conclusion,” states the analysis and decision by the DPD, “Several adverse effects on the environment are anticipated resulting from the proposals which are nonsignificant. The conditions imposed below are intended to mitigate specific impacts identified in the foregoing analysis, or to control impacts not regulated by codes or ordinances, per adopted City policies.”
During Construction The owner(s) and/or responsible party(s) shall:
The following condition(s) to be enforced during construction shall be posted at the site in a location on the property line that is visible and accessible to the public and to construction personnel from the street right-of-way. If more than one street abuts the site, conditions shall be posted at each street. The conditions will be affixed to placards prepared by DPD. The placards will be issued along with the building permit set of plans. The placards shall be laminated with clear plastic or other weatherproofing material and shall remain in place for the duration of construction.
1. In order to further mitigate the noise impacts during construction, the owner(s) and/or responsible party(s) shall limit the hours of construction to non-holiday weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This condition may be modified by the Department to permit work of an emergency nature of to allow low noise exterior work after approval from the Land Use Planner. Interior work may proceed at any time in compliance with the Noise Ordinance.
2. Construction workers shall park onsite in the parking garage as soon as the building is enclosed.
Once the 14-day appeal window closes, the owners can focus for their construction permit, Stevens says, which has been under review since January. As of right now they have already obtained the demolition permit for 5216 Ballard Ave, but the demolition permit for 5214 is still under review.