Meeting Monday for two projects slated for NW 56th

The Design Review Board will be convene on Monday to discuss two separate proposed developments on NW 56th Street.

An apartment building and office building slated for 2034 NW 56th St.

The first meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. to discuss a project at 2034 NW 56th St that will replace the paid parking lot next to the Neighborhood Service Center/library as well as the small building next to it. According to the meeting notice, “the proposal is for one, 20,000 sq. ft. office and retail building, one 20-unit residential building, and 46 below grade parking spaces. Existing structure and surface parking to be demolished.”

The design proposal is available here (.pdf)

A seven-story building is slated for this vacant lot.

During the second meeting, which starts at 8 p.m., the Design Review Board will hear about phase two of the Hjarta. The second phase, which went through Early Design Guidance and recommendations in 2003 and 2004, calls for a seven-story structure with 96 residential units and nine live/work units. Parking for 97 vehicles will be provided – 40 within the proposed structure, 57 within the current Hjarta building.

From the meeting notice:

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 June 23, 2003 and Recommendation meetings on May 24 and June 28, 2004, 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 design proposal will be available at the meeting.

Both meetings will be held on Monday, July 11th in the Whittier Elementary library (1320 NW 75th St.)


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