5-story apartment building planned for small lot on 15th

Another apartment building with small efficiency dwelling units is being planned for 15th Ave NW.

The 5-bedroom house, built in 1980 and located at 6743 15th Ave NW, would be torn down to make way for a 5-story, 30-unit apartment building with retail on the ground floor and parking for seven vehicles.

The house sold in August 2018 for $1.1 million.

Written comments about the proposal will be accepted through Feb. 26. To comment, email PRC@seattle.gov or send letters to City of Seattle – SDCI –
PRC, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.


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Paintking
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Paintking

Another 1 of the 1000 cuts of death. Another building chock full of cool + trendy hipsters. 30 units with 7 parking spots; now that is some fuzzy/progressive math right there. We recently received our newest neighbors on our block. Young, a brand new remodeled home, a new baby, 2 brand new cars and all that goes along with being millennials, and I’m supposed to try to keep up with this? F that.

spark
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spark

young people are the worst!! why can’t everyone be a boomer??

Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

It’s all fake. They are broke as hell.

Slugman
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Slugman

Ooh, cool and trendy hipsters, I love them. When do they move in? Can we have a party for them, maybe block off the street and parking?

eddiek
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eddiek

Proposal is for 30 units plus ground level retail and 7 parking spaces on 15th avenue. This is along a street that has limited parking. 15th should have no parking and the curb lane should be dedicated to bus only transit 24 hours a day. We will allow a building like this with inadequate parking and then once it is build the residents and retail tennants will demand that the outer lane be left for parking and deliveries and not for bus service that benefits us all. Design such as this makes package delivery difficult, burdens all the surrounding neighbors as the residents will have excess vehicles. At this point we do not have adequate bus, bike and pedestrian infrastructure to support this development. We need the outer lane on 15th reserved for rapid bus service now and more importantly in he future as we inevitably grow, not for parking because we allowed poor design.

marionbarry
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marionbarry

The other buildings on 15th, like the big building with the Target and the Urbana with the Five Guys, don’t demand parking on 15th, why would this one?

terryj
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terryj

5 guys has underground parking. Target and Urbana just use the Safeway lot.

eddiek
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eddiek

These large buildings at 15th and Market are better for pedestrians with many stores and shops very close, these buildings also have better transit with buses along Market St. I know Urbana has adequate parking for the businesses located underground or behind the storefronts, also has parking for the residents. Not sure about the target building, never been there. Also, biking is better as you go south, biking up the 15th corridor is a challenge.
The 15th corridor is a community asset, it is wide straight and direct, I would hate to see the outer lanes used only for parking. its best use is exclusively for bus rapid transit or perhaps light rail. Building such high density with no provision for deliveries or adequate parking places a lot of pressure on our public property. As we grow it is inevitable that we get away from the private automobile, think of any dense city around the world.
Which comes first, the infrastructure for transit, walkability or biking to support this density or do we build dense and figure it out later?

Bark More Wag Less
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Bark More Wag Less

Will someone think about the cars?

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