5-story apartment planned for Loyal Heights

A new apartment building is being planned for a mid-block property at 7705 15th Ave NW.

Seattle-based Cone Architecture is designing the 5-story apartment building which is slated to have 80 small efficiency dwelling units, two live-work units, and ground-level retail. So far, parking for just three vehicles is in the plans.

Previously, the plan was for two separate buildings on the site, currently home to three old vacant retail buildings.

The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections will accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the early design guidance through July 8. Submit all comments and requests by email to PRC@seattle.gov or regular mail 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

The sun is SO over-rated anyway. In the latest issue; Readers Digest had a great article about our sun. Seems all the ranting lunatics jumping up and down yelling at everybody to lather up with SPF 6000 were all wrong. “Vitamin D deficiencies are at ALL TIME HIGHS”. Yes, and “black people are at even higher risks due to pigmented skin”. People are NOT dying from skin cancer at crazy rates. Before setting yourselves on fire + having kittens, search out and read it. Or, just make shit up. You know, like CNN does.

mrgrayponytail
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mrgrayponytail

Sooo, another box is going up on 15th Avenue.

mnsifford
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mnsifford

80 apartments with at least 25 couples and THREE parking slots? Is this more “Making Seattle Better” from our Council? Gonna look like NYC soon.

kai1
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kai1

This is unconscionable. Not having parking next to my home, which will be the result of so many residents not having parking spots, will make it impossible for me to live here (medical problem). After over two decades in my home this may force me to move. For anyone in the neighborhood that this project might negatively impact please write to Cone Architecture and the Seattle Department of Construction. They are contributing to the destruction of Seattle.

Aurox
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Aurox

As the city moves to tighten its budget one of the easiest and most sensible things it can do is stop giving people free space to store their cars. Right now Zillow says the median price per square foot for housing in Seattle is $517. A compact parking spot is typically 8′ x 16′ or 128 square feet. Quick math puts the value of a parking spot at over $66,000, which is a huge free subsidy for some of the most well-off of Seattle! In 2018 the Seattle Times reported that Seattle has 1.6 million parking spaces (and I don’t think the city has removed parking since). (https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/study-shows-seattle-has-plenty-of-parking-so-why-cant-you-find-a-spot/#:~:text=Seattle%20has%201.6%20million%20parking,every%20person%20in%20the%20city). Putting all those numbers together (1.6 million parking spaces x $66,000 per space) puts the total city-wide cost of parking at a minimum of $105 billion. To individualize that number, that means for each of Seattle’s 745,000 residents there is $141,000 of parking space. Not all of that is free parking from the city, but that is a massive amount of potential residential space being used and is a part of why for many, including those who have roots here, Seattle is increasingly unaffordable. We’re not even getting into the the negative… Read more »

kai1
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kai1

Not everyone is physically capable of walking, biking, taking public transportation, or even riding in a taxi. I understand your point, don’t even entirely disagree with it. However, it makes the city only livable for the uber rich and/or able bodied. Putting old residents in positions where they are forced to move out of their homes is not how the city should be adapting to new residents.

Aurox
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Aurox

I agree that there are people who are going to need cars to get around. That is part of why I strongly support making it easier for people who don’t to require them to get around by other means. Less people driving frees up parking for people who need it, just like less cars on the roads means less congestion.

That is also a reason I support growth in Ballard because if the things that people need (e.g. groceries, entertainment, friends) are close and accessible they don’t need cars like people do in the suburbs.

Where is Dan Strauss hiding?
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Where is Dan Strauss hiding?

They should name them “COVID on 15th” since the residents will be packed in there like rabbits in a hutch.

Aurox
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Aurox

Do you think there is cognitive dissonance when you are constantly harping on homelessness while opposing building new homes?

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