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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, September 1, 2018 - October 12, 2018

OCTOBER 13, 2018 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last six weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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Accessory Dwelling Units

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)has been issued which examines potential environmental impacts of proposed changes to the City’s Land Use Code related to detached and attached accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in single-family zones. The Final EIS includes a Preferred Alternative for Land Use Code changes that address regulations and policies frequently cited as barriers to the creation of ADUs. 

Notice of Final EIS

 

2925 E Madison St

The City's Hearing Examiner has received an appeal of the Master Use Permit decision(s) to allow a six-story building consisting of 82 residential units above 25,850 sq. ft. of retail space, located at ground level. Parking to be provided for 140 vehicles at and below grade. Existing structure to be demolished. The Appeal Hearing will be held on at Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Office of Hearing Examiner, Suite 4000, on the 40th Floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue. Hearings are open to the public, but generally only those who are parties to the appeal and persons called by the parties as witnesses will have the opportunity to testify. 

Notice of Appeal Hearing

 

2450 Lake Washington Blvd E

Land Use Application to relocate a minor communication utility displaced by construction of expanded SR-520. Project includes a 125′monopole and equipment cabinets in WSDOT right-of way. Environmental documents prepared by WSDOT.

Notice of Application

 

2507 E Union St

Land Use Application to allow a 3-story, 7-unit rowhouse in two buildings. Parking for 4 vehicles proposed. To be considered with project at 2515 E Union for shared access. Existing buildings to be demolished.

Notice of Application

 

2515 E Union St

Land Use Application to allow 5, 3-story single family residences. Parking for 7 vehicles proposed. Existing buildings to be demolished. To be considered with project 2507 E Union for shared access.

Notice of Application

 

525 20th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into five unit lots. 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.

Notice of Application

 

115 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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.

Notice of Application

 

113 27th Ave E

Land use application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. 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.

Notice of Application

 

2724 E Union St

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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.

Notice of Application

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins– NEW
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Construction

Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, August 3, 2018 - August 31, 2018

SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 | KATHRYN KELLER
Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last month for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520

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119 26th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a three-story, 4-unit townhouse building in an environmentally critical area. Parking for four vehicles will be provided. Project to be considered with project at 123 26th Ave E for shared access easement from 26th Avenue E. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision.

Notice of Decision

 

123 26th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a three story, 4-unit rowhouse building in an environmentally critical area. Parking for four vehicles will be located within the structure. To be considered with project at 119 26th Ave E for shared access. Existing single-family residence to be demolished. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision.

Notice of Decision

 

115 26th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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.

Notice of Decision

 

152 21st Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into six unit lots. 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.

Notice of Application



Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins– NEW
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Construction

Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, July 1, 2018 – August 2, 2018

AUGUST 3, 2018 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last five weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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2925 E Madison St

Land Use Application to allow a six-story building consisting of 82 residential units above 25,850 sq. ft. of retail space, located at ground level. Parking to be provided for 140 vehicles at and below grade. Existing structure to be demolished.

Notice of Decision

Notice of Interpretation

 

1711 20th Ave

Land Use Application to allow 2, 4-story townhouse buildings, (8 units total). Parking for14 vehicles proposed. Existing building to be demolished.

Notice of Application

 

1715 20th Ave

Land Use Application to allow 2, 4-story townhouse buildings, 3-unit and 5-unit (8 units total). Parking for 2 vehicles proposed. Existing building to be demolished.

Notice of Application

 

115 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a three-story, four unit rowhouse building. Surface parking for two vehicles provided at 113 27th Ave E. Existing structures to be demolished. To be considered with project at 113 27th Ave E for shared access and parking.

Notice of Decision

 

113 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow two, three-story single-family dwelling units. Existing structures to be demolished. Surface parking for two vehicles to be provided. To be considered with project at 115 27th Ave E for shared access and parking.

Notice of Decision

 

236 24th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. 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.

Notice of Decision

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins– NEW
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Construction

Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, May 18, 2018 - June 30, 2018

JULY 2, 2018 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last six weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520

 

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2301 E Union

Design Review Board recommendation meeting for a 7-story, 429-unit apartment building with retail. Parking for 252 vehicles proposed. Existing buildings to be demolished.

July 18, 6:30–9:30 P.M.
Seattle University
824 12th Ave
Admissions & Alumni Comm Bldg- Stuart T Rolfe Room
Notice of DRB Meeting

 

2301 E Denny Way

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story, 46-unit apartment building (45 small efficiency dwelling units and 1 apartment unit). No parking proposed. Existing buildings to be demolished. Zone: Lowrise-3, Urban Village overlay

Notice of Application

 

2217 E Mercer St

Land Use Application to allow a 2-story single family residence. Parking for 1 vehicle proposed. Zone: Single Family 5000

Notice of Application

 

117 18th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into five unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots. Zone: Lowrise-3, Urban Village overlay

Notice of Application

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins– NEW
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Construction

Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Apr 10, 2018 – May 17, 2018

MAY 20, 2018 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last five weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

Early Community Outreach for Design Review

Seattle City Council added requirements to the land use code that all projects going through Streamlined, Administrative, or Full Design Review shall conduct community outreach. Specifically, applicants shall prepare a community outreach plan and document compliance with the community outreach plan before the early design guidance (EDG) meeting can be scheduled. As required by the legislation, Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods are proposing a joint director’s rule establishing:

1) what constitutes a community outreach plan, and
2) how compliance shall be documented.

Notice of Adoption of Rule

 

Frequent Transit Service Area Map

The land use code requires Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections adopt a map showing the frequent transit service area (FTSA), which is a basis for applying parking requirements in certain areas of the city. The purpose of this rule is to adopt the map showing the frequent transit service area (FTSA).

Notice of Adoption of Rule

 

2030 Challenge

The Seattle City Council is considering amendments to the Land Use Code (SMC Title 23) to

1) establish a 2030 Challenge High Performance Existing Building Pilot Program; and
2) update the existing Living Building Pilot Program.

Both programs encourage the development or rehabilitation of buildings that meet high green building standards and promote environmental quality. More information available here. 

Public hearing:
June 6, 9:30 a.m.
City Council Chambers
2nd floor, Seattle City Hall
600 Fourth Ave

Written comments may be sent to rob.johnson@seattle.govand must be received by June 5, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

Notice of Public Hearing

 

Accessory Dwelling Units

The Seattle City Council has issued a draft Environmental Impact Statement(DEIS) that describes potential adverse environmental impacts of proposed changes to City Land Use Code regulations for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) that are located in certain single-family zones. ADUs include backyard cottages, known as Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs), and in-law apartments, known as Attached Accessory Dwelling Units (AADUs). 

Open house and public hearing:
May 31, 5:30 open house, 6:30 public hearing
Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave
Bertha Knight Landes room

Written comments on the DEIS may be submitted through June 25, 2018, online comment form at seattle.gov/council/adu-eis or email to ADUEIS@seattle.gov

Notice of DEIS

 

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2301 E Union

Land Use Application to allow a 7-story, 429-unit apartment building with retail. Parking for 252 vehicles proposed. Existing buildings to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood commercial-2 pedestrian (M1), Urban Village overlay

For some background, this is the Midtown property, a full city block at 23rdand E Union. Early Design Guidance of the Design Review Board was in January. Here is the proposal prepared for that meeting. Here is the report of that meeting. Currently, the architects and developers are seeking feedback. There will be a large public space, so different uses, building configurations, and flow are offered for your consideration and ideas. Just click on Comment on this Project to see the discussion.

Notice of Application

 

3320 E Republican

Land Use Application to subdivide one parcel into two parcels of land. Existing structures to remain. Zone: Single family 5000, Potential slide area

Notice of Application

 

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1115 34th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three parcels of land. This subdivision is for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the individual live-work and residential dwelling units. Development standards will be applied to the development site as a whole and not to each of the new parcels and unit lots.  Zone: Arterial within 100ft, Lowrise-2, Neighborhood Commerical1-30

Notice of Decision

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins– NEW
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

1 Comment, Join In | Topics: Construction

Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Mar 15, 2018 - Apr 9, 2018

APRIL 10, 2018 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last four weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

MHA Public Hearing District 3

Proposed legislation to apply Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requirements in existing multifamily and commercial zones in Seattle, areas currently zoned Single Family in existing urban villages, and areas zoned Single Family in potential urban village expansion areas identified in the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Planning process. 


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The legislation would make area-wide revisions to the official zoning map in the areas shown on the map, and apply MHA requirements in the rezoned areas, requiring new commercial or multi-family development in the affected zones to contribute to affordable housing.

Public hearing focusing on changes affecting property in District 3 and District 7:

April 16, 6:00 P.M.
Seattle Central College 
Broadway Performance Hall
1625 Broadway

Sign-up sheets will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. Written comments will be accepted at: citywidemha@seattle.gov

Notice of Public Hearing

 

1711 & 1715 20TH AVE

Design Review Early Design Guidance (EDG) for 7 units total and parking for 7 vehicles proposed, on each property. Existing structures to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′, Urban Village overlay, Scenic view within 500 ft.

April 11, 6:30 P.M.
Seattle University
Student Center 130
1000 East James Way

Design Proposal

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EDG notices for 1711 1715 20th Ave

 

236 24TH AVE E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6582536. Zone: Lowrise-3, Urban Village overlay 

Notice of Application

 

111 26TH AVE E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6492073. Zone: Potential slide area, Steep slope (>=40%), Lowrise-2 

Notice of Application

 

115 26TH AVE E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6564684. Zone: Potential slide area, Steep slope (>=40%), Lowrise-2

Notice of Application

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Construction

Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Jan 24, 2017 -- Feb 22, 2018

FEBRUARY 23, 2018 | KATHRYN KELLER

 

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last month for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520

 

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Broadmoor Water Main Lining

The proposed project increases the reliability of an existing 16-inch 90-year-old drinking water feeder main by installing a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) inside 242 feet of the main and replacement of two small sections of other downstream pipe.
Notice of Determination of Non-Significance

 

Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

After a careful environmental review, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has determined that the Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit Project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.
Notice of Determination of Non-Significance

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1132 34th Ave

Streamlined Design Review proposing 2, 3-story structures. One, 2-unit townhouse structure and 1 structure with 3 live-work units. Existing structures to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 1-20′, Arterial within 100 ft.
Notice of Streamlined Design Review

 

728 21st Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a new 2-story gymnasium with below grade parking for 246 vehicles (Holy Names Academy). An additional 32 parking spaces to be provided in a new surface parking lot, 12 existing spaces to be removed for a total of 307 parking spaces. Review includes partial demolition of existing gymnasium. Zone: Single Family 5000, Arterial within 100 ft. 
Notice of Application

 

1644 20th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three parcels of land. Project also includes a unit lot subdivision of Parcel Z into five unit lots. The construction of live-work units and residential dwelling units is under Project #6497160. This subdivision is for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the individual live-work and residential dwellings units. Development standards will be applied to the development site as a whole and not to each of the new lots and unit lots. Zone: Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′ 
Notice of Decision

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Construction

Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Dec 18, 2017 - Jan 23, 2018

JANUARY 27, 2018 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last month for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520

 

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2301 E Union St (Midtown Block)

Design Review Early Design Guidance application proposing a seven-story apartment building containing 435 units, retail and restaurant spaces at ground level. Parking for 286 vehicles to be provided below grade. Existing structures to be demolished. Zone: Urban Village overlay, Scenic view within 100 ft., NC2P-75′ (M1), Arterial within 100 ft., NC2P-40′

 

Proposed Changes to Off Street Parking Requirements
The Seattle City Council is considering proposed legislation (Council Bill 119173) to amend Seattle’s land use code regulations related to off-street parking for motor vehicles and bicycles. The proposal includes a new “flexible use” parking, reduced parking requirements, and clarified definition of frequent transit.

Notice of Public Hearing

 

152 21st Ave E

Streamlined Design Review application proposing a 3-story structure with 6 townhouse units. No parking to be provided. Existing structure to be demolished. Zone: Lowrise-3, Urban Village overlay, Scenic view within 500 ft., Arterial within 100 ft.

Notice of Streamlined Design Review

 

1630 43rd Ave E

Shoreline Substantial Development Application to enclose existing covered driveway and install a new boat lift. Project includes a new in ground covered pool, landscaping, and interior and exterior alterations to existing multi-family building. Parking areas to be reconfigured to add additional barrier free spaces and one additional parking space for a total of 80 spaces. Zone: Urban residential, Zoning special street within 100 ft., Archaeological buffer area, Lowrise-3, Wetland, Conservancy recreation, Arterial within 100 ft., Special grading requirement.

Notice of Decision

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Construction

Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Nov 23 - Dec 17, 2017

DECEMBER 18, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last three weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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408 Lake Washington Blvd E

Land Use Application to allow a new, two-story school (The Bush School). Surface parking for four vehicles will be provided on the site. Existing structures to remain. To be considered with project at 3400 E Harrison St for shared parking. Zone: Potential slide area, Steep slope (>=40%), Arterial within 100 ft., Single family 7200

Notice of Application

 

3400 E Harrison St

Land Use Application to allow a new, two-story middle school (Bush Middle School) with below grade parking for eighteen fleet vehicles. Existing middle school and office building to be demolished. To be considered with project at 408 Lake Washington Blvd E for shared parking. Existing parking to remain. Zone: Single family 5000, Potential slide area, Liquefaction prone soils, Steep slope (>=40%), Arterial within 100 ft.

Notice of Application

 

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2010 E Jansen Ct

Streamlined Design Review for a 4-story apartment building with 10 small efficiency dwelling units. One dwelling unit to be demolished. Existing multi-family structure to remain. Zone: Urban Village overlay, Lowrise-3

Notice of Streamlined Design Review

 

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107 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6522971. 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. Zone: Lowrise-1, Potential slide area

Notice of Decision

 

1810 24th Ave

Land Use Application to allow a four-story building containing eight apartment units. Existing four-unit apartment building to remain. Zone: Urban Village overlay, Lowrise-2

Notice of Decision

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Construction

Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Oct 27 - Nov 22, 2017

NOVEMBER 23, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last three weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

523 20th Ave E

The proposal is to allow one, three-story, four-unit townhouse structure. Surface parking for two vehicles to be provided. Existing structure to remain. Zone: Lowrise-2, Urban Village overlay

Notice of Streamlined Design Review

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113 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow two, three-story single-family dwelling units. Existing structures to be demolished. Surface parking for one vehicle to be provided. To be considered with project 115 27th Ave E for shared access and parking. Zone: Lowrise-1, Potential slide area

Notice of Application

 

115 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a three-story, four unit rowhouse building. Surface parking for two vehicles provided at 113 27th Ave. E. Existing structures to be demolished. To be considered with project at 113 27th Ave E for shared access and parking. Zone: Lowrise-1, Potential slide area

Notice of Application

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HALA MHA – Final EIS

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the Mandatory Housing Affordability rezone plan and preferred option is available for public review.

Notice of FEIS Availability

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Short-Term Rental Regulations

The City Council is considering amendments to the Land Use Code (SMC Title 23) related to short-term rental uses and bed and breakfast uses. The proposed changes would: add a definition and standards for short-term rental uses; modify the definition and standards for bed and breakfast uses; and adds other definitions related to the new short-term rental and bed and breakfast standards. Comments may be emailed through 5:00 p.m. to Spencer Williams in Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office at spencer.williams@seattle.gov

Public Hearing
Monday, November 27, 2017

Sign up to comment 4:30, hearing 5:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
2nd floor, Seattle City Hall
600 Fourth Avenue

Notice of Public Hearing

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

1 Comment, Join In | Topics: Construction

Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Sep 26 - Oct 26, 2017

OCTOBER 27, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last month for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520

 

Central Area Design Guidelines and Design Review Board

The City of Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development is proposing to amend the Seattle Municipal Code to adopt the Central Area Design Guidelines; to establish a Central Area Design Review District; and to change Design Review Board Composition.

Notice of Land Use Code Amendments

 

Accessory Dwelling Units Environmental Impact Statement

The City of Seattle is proposing to change regulations in the Land Use Code to remove barriers to the creation of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in single-family zones. ADUs include backyard cottages, known as Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs), and in-law apartments, known as Attached Accessory Dwelling Units (AADUs). The proposal involves allowing two ADUs on one lot, removing the existing off-street parking and owner-occupancy requirements, and changing some development standards that regulate the size and location of detached ADUs.

Request for Comment

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Short-Term Rental Regulations

The City Council is considering amendments to the Land Use Code (SMC Title 23) related to short-term rental uses and bed and breakfast uses. The proposed changes would: add a definition and standards for short-term rental uses; modify the definition and standards for bed and breakfast uses; and adds other definitions related to the new short-term rental and bed and breakfast standards. Comments may be emailed through 5:00 p.m.to Spencer Williams in Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office at spencer.williams@seattle.gov

Public Hearing
Monday, November 27, 2017
Sign up to comment 4:30, hearing 5:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
2nd floor, Seattle City Hall
600 Fourth Avenue

Notice of Public Hearing

 

2310 E Madison St

Land Use Application to allow a five-story, 17-unit apartment building (12 small efficiency dwelling units and 5 apartment units). Retail to be located at street-level. No parking proposed. Existing structures to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′ Pedestrian, Lowrise-3, Arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay

Notice of Application

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Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 

Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Construction

Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Sep 1 - Sep 25, 2017

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last three weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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Central Area Design Guidelines Open House

The Central Area Design Guidelines Coalition (CA DGC) has been working with the City of Seattle and local architects Schemata Workshop and Mimar Studio to outline a set of neighborhood specific guidelines for future development in the Central Area. Guidelines are intended to address how new buildings support and enhance the character of the existing community fabric. They define the qualities of architecture, urban design, and public space that are used by the City of Seattle Design Review Program. Come help celebrate the hard work done by this community and team of partners to create neighborhood specific design guidelines. The final document from Schemata Workshop and Mimar Studio is complete. Come check it out!

Tuesday, September 26, at 6:00 pm
Black Zone
2301 S Jackson St

Central Area Design Guidelines Open House

Proposed Neighborhood Parking Reforms

Legislation is being prepared (and attached to the notice) to update parking regulations, including how ‘frequent transit’ is measured, expanding access to off street parking by introducing a new ‘flexible-use parking’ category and allowing park and ride use in garages in certain areas, unbundling parking spaces from units in multifamily housing, and other changes to parking requirements. The SDCI Director has determined that the changes will have no probable significant environmental impact, which is a step in the process before the legislation is introduced to Council.

Notice of Code Amendments

 

1811 20th Ave

Administrative Conditional Use to allow a Hotel in a Neighborhood Commercial 2-40. Application is to change a portion of an existing building from office to lodging. Live-work and boarding house units to remain.  Zone: Urban Village overlay, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40

Notice of Application

 

1640 20th Ave

Application to subdivide one development site into five-unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6497162. 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. Zone: Lowrise-3, Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′

Notice of Application

 

212 25th Ave E

Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6440840. 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. Zone: Potential slide area, Lowrise-3, Arterial within 100 ft., Scenic view within 500 ft.

Notice of Decision

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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City People's / PCC Design Review Recommendation Meeting

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 | EDITOR

The Design Review Recommendation Meeting regarding the development on the City People’s lot will be held on September 13th, 2017, 6:30 pm at Seattle University, 965 12th Ave, Pigott Bldg, Room 104.

 

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The project has been through the “Early Design Guidance” (EDG) meeting three times. At the third EDG meeting, the board approved the project to go forward through the permitting process, with the expectation that the Design Review Board’s concerns would be addressed in this upcoming Design Review Recommendation meeting.

You can read more about Design Review and how it fits into the Master Use Permitting process in this document from the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (DCI). The Design Review Recommendation Meeting may be your last chance to provide public comment on this project’s design.

The project is currently at 9 of 12 in the design review process timeline, see page 4 of the PDF linked above. This meeting is also described in the section labeled “Step 4: Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting” on page 8 of that same document.

Note that Seattle’s Municipal Code allows either the developer or DCI to require additional Design Review meetings, so this may not be the last public meeting on the design aspects of the project.

You can review the design proposal packet here. Warning, it's a large file, ~64MB.

You can read the Design Review Board’s feedback from the previous three Early Design Guidance meetings in this document. The board’s feedback from the third meeting held on January 25, 2017 appears in the section entitled “Priorities & Board Recommendations” which runs from pages 13-15

September 13th, 2017
6:30 pm
Seattle University
965 12th Ave
Pigott Bldg, Room 104

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last month for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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Proposed Design Review Program Changes

The Seattle City Council is considering proposed legislation to Seattle’s land use code to modify the design review process. The legislation would change many aspects of the design review program, as described in the linked notice. The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the proposed changes to the design review program.

Monday, September 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
SIFF Cinema Uptown, Auditorium 3
511 Queen Anne Avenue North
Notice of Public Hearing

 

2925 E Madison St - Design Review
Design Review Board Recommendation meeting regarding application to allow a six-story building consisting of 82 residential units above 26,250 sq. ft. of retail space, located at ground level. Parking to be provided for 140 vehicles at and below grade. Existing structure to be demolished. Zone: Single Family 5000, Arterial within 100ft., Steep slope (>= 40%), Liquefaction prone soils, Neighborhood Commercial 2-30′ Pedestrian, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′ Ped

September 13, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
Seattle University
965 12th Ave
PIGT Pigott 104

Campus Map
Notice of Design Review

 

State Route 520 Bridge Replacement Noise Variance

The Washington State Department of Transportation has requested a Major Public Project Construction Variance from the maximum permissible sound level requirements of the Noise Control Code, Seattle Municipal Code, during construction of Mountlake Phase of the State Route 520 Bridge Replacement. Work will include construction of the West Approach Bridge South, Montlake lid and interchange, and a bicycle/pedestrian land bridge over the highway. This variance application pertains to the above-ground construction activities that need to take place during nighttime hours.

Notice of Director’s Decision

 

510 19th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story building containing approximately 8,500 sq ft of medical services uses on floors one and two, and 8 apartment units located on floors three and four. Existing 2-story building to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 1-40′, Arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay

Notice of Decision

 

1512 19th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-1, Arterial within 100 ft.

Notice of Decision

 

1644 20th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three parcels of land. Project also includes a unit lot subdivision of Parcel Z into five unit lots. This subdivision is for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the individual live-work and residential dwellings units. Development standards will be applied to the development site as a whole and not to each of the new lots and unit lots. Zone: Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′

Notice of Application

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, June 17 - July 31, 2017

AUGUST 3, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last six weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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111 & 115 26th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow one, 3-story, 4-unit row house structure at 111 26th Ave and two, three-story, two-unit townhouse buildings at 115 26th Ave (total of eight units) in an environmentally critical area. Considered together as parking for 14 vehicles to be provided at 111 26th Ave for shared access. Existing structures to be demolished. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Potential slide area, Steep slope (>=40%), Lowrise-2

Notices of Decision  111 26th Ave E 115 26th Ave E

 

1638, 1640 & 1644 20th Ave

Land Use Applications to allow a 3-story townhouse structure containing five units at 1638 20th Ave, a 3-story townhouse structure containing five units at 1640 20th Ave, and a 4-story structure containing five townhouse units and 2 live-work units at 1644 20th Ave. Surface parking for 11 vehicles total and for 5 vehicles located within the structure at 1644 20th Ave. Existing structures to be demolished. To be considered together for shared vehicle access. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Lowrise-3 and Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′, Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village Overlay

Notices of Decision 1638 20th Ave 1640 20th Ave 1644 20th Ave

 

212 25th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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. Zone: Potential slide area, Lowrise-3, Arterial within 100 ft., Scenic view within 500 ft.

Notice of Application

 

1710 26th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. 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.

Notice of Decision

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, April 28 - May 23, 2017

MAY 23, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices in the last three weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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2043 43rd Ave E – Design Review

Design Review Early Design Guidance application proposing a 3-story apartment building containing 12 apartment units. Below grade parking for 14 vehicles to be provided. Existing structures to be demolished. Zone: Lowrise-3, Urban residential, Arterial within 100 ft.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Seattle University
1000 E James Way
STCN Student Center 210 - Multipurpose Room #210

Campus Map
Notice of Design Review Board Meeting

 

2925 E Madison St – Public Meeting

The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) is currently reviewing the application for, and will hold a public meeting to gather comments on, Land Use Application to allow a 6-story building consisting of 82 residential units above 26,250 sq. ft. of retail space, located at ground level. Parking to be provided for 140 vehicles at and below grade. Existing structure to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 2-30′ Pedestrian, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′ Pedestrian, Single Family 5000, Liquefaction prone soils, Steep slope (>=40%), Arterial within 100 ft.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Seattle University
1000 E James Way
Student Center #160 – Fr. LeRoux Conference Center

Campus Map
Notice of Public Meeting

 

Vacant Buildings Legislation – Public Hearing

The Seattle City Council is considering proposed legislation that would strengthen standards for securing vacant buildings, establish an expedited process for removal of garbage and other debris from sites with vacant buildings, establish an expedited process for demolition of hazardous vacant buildings, and reduce the amount of time that a building on a site in the development permitting process must remain vacant prior to demolition.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
Seattle City Hall
600 Fourth Ave, 2nd floor
Seattle City Council Chambers

Notice of Public Hearing

 

1710 26th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. 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.  Zone: Lowrise-1, Potential slide area

Notice of Application

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, April 7 - April 27, 2017

APRIL 28, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices in the last three weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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Arboretum Waterfront Trail Renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation is proposing to reconstruct the existing Waterfront Trail that connects the Washington Park Arboretum across Foster and Marsh Islands to East Montlake Park. The upland section of the trail across Foster and Marsh Island becomes inundated when the lake level is raised. Floating segments of the trail are in disrepair and some sections are sinking. None of the existing trail meets current accessibility standards outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. The new trail will be constructed as a boardwalk structure, supported by pin piles on land and floating over Union Bay/Lake Washington and reconstructed in the same location as the existing trail.

Notice of Determination of Non-Significance

 

Short Term Rental Legislation

The City of Seattle is proposing to amend the Land Use Code and the Licensing Code in order to define and add land use and licensing standards for short-term rental uses and modify the definition and land use standards for bed and breakfast uses.

Notice of Land Use and Licensing Code Amendments

 

HALA Central Neighborhoods Community Open House

City of Seattle staff will have maps and other information regarding proposed zoning changes to create more affordable housing. This will be focused on central-ish urban villages, but all are welcome to bring their questions.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6 – 8pm
Washington Hall
153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

 

1810 24th Ave

Land Use Application to allow a four-story building containing eight apartment units. Existing four-unit apartment building to remain. Zone: Urban Village Overlay, Lowrise-2

Notice of Application

 

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3607 E Madison St

Land Use Application to allow a single-family residence with an attached garage. Appealing denial of variance to allow portion of principal structure to extend into required front yard. Zone: Single Family 7200, Arterial within 100 ft.

Appeal Hearing Notice

 

1115 34th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three parcels of land. Project also includes unit lot subdivision of Parcel C into four unit lots. The construction of live-work units and residential dwelling units have been approved under project number 6526527. This subdivision is for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the individual live-work and residential dwelling units. Development standards will be applied to the development site as a whole and not to each of the new parcels and unit lots.  Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 1-30, Lowrise-2, Arterial within 100 ft.

Notice of Application

 

107 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6522971. 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. Environmental review conducted under #3024436. Zone: Lowrise-1, Potential slide area

Notice of Application

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, March 14 – April 6, 2017

APRIL 7, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices in the land three weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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510 19th Ave E - Design Review Board Meeting
Design Review Board second recommendation meeting on proposal for a 4-story building containing 8,500 sq. ft. of medical services uses on floors 1 and 2, and 8 apartment units on floors 3 and 4. Existing 2-story building to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 1-40′, Arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay

February 22, 2017 6:30 p.m.
Seattle University
824 12th Ave
Stuart T Rolfe Room
Campus Map
Notice of Design Review

 

2320 E Union St - Public Hearing

Land Use Application to allow a six-story structure with a total of 115 apartment units above 3,264 sq. ft. of commercial space. Parking for 18 vehicles will be located within the structure. This project requires a contract rezone from Neighborhood Commercial 2 with a 40′ height limit and pedestrian overlay (NC2P-40) and a Neighborhood Commercial 2 with a 40′ height limit — no pedestrian overlay (NC2-40) to a Neighborhood Commercial 2 with 65′ height limit and pedestrian overlay (NC2P-65). Existing structure to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′ Pedestrian, Arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village Overlay

The Director has determined that the proposed project is not likely to result in significant, adverse environmental impacts and has issued a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) and recommends that the Seattle City Council approve the rezone. The project has conditional approval of Design Review 

A public hearing to take public comment on the Director’s recommendations and to establish the record for this application will be held at:

May 8, 2017 9:00 a.m.
Office of the Hearing Examiner City of Seattle
700 5th Avenue, Suite 4000
P.O. Box 94729
Seattle, WA 98124-4729

Notice of Decisions and Recommendation

 

111 26th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow one, 3-story, 4-unit rowhouse structure in an environmentally critical area. Parking for 14 vehicles to be provided, 7 for adjacent site at 115 26th Ave E. Existing structure to be demolished. To be considered with project #3026358 for shared access. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Potential slide area, Steep slope (>=40%), Lowrise-2

Notice of Revised Application

 

115 26th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow two three-story, two-unit townhouse buildings (four units) in an environmentally critical area. Covenant parking for seven vehicles will be provided on adjacent site at 111 26th Ave E. To be considered with project #3026334 for shared access. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Potential slide area, Steep slope (>=40%), Lowrise-2

Notice of Revised Application

 

1121 34th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three parcels of land. Project also includes unit lot subdivision of Parcel C into three unit lots. The construction of live-work units and residential dwelling units have been approved under project numbers 6530489 & 6564978. This subdivision is for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the individual live-work and residential dwelling units. Development standards will be applied to the development site as a whole and not to each of the new lots and unit lots. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 1-30′, Arterial within 100 ft, Lowrise-2

Notice of Application

 

123 26th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a three-story, 4-unit rowhouse building in an environmentally critical area. Parking for four vehicles will be located within the structure. To be considered with project #3025258 for shared access. Existing single family residence to be demolished. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Potential slide area, Steep slope (>=40%), Lowrise-2

Notice of Application

 

119 26th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a three-story, 4-unit townhouse building in an environmentally critical area. Parking for four vehicles will be located within the structure. To be considered with project #3027432 for shared access. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Potential slide area, Steep slope (>=40%), Lowrise-2

Notice of Application

 

134 26th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into six unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6498841. 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. Zone: Lowrise-2

Notice of Decision

 

3607 E Madison St

Land Use Application to allow a single-family residence with an attached garage. Granted variance to allow portion of principal structure to extend into required front yard. Zone: Arterial within 100 ft, Single Family 7200

Notice of Decision

 

2212 E Miller St

Land Use Application to allow a covered porch addition to a single-family dwelling unit. Granted variance to allow principal structure to extend into required front yard. Zone: Single Family 5000

Notice of Decision

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, February 21 – March 13, 2017

MARCH 15, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices in the land three weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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2301 E Denny Way
Administrative Design Review Early Design Guidance Application proposing 46 small efficiency dwelling units. Existing structures to be demolished. Zone: Lowrise-3, Arterial within 100 ft., Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay
Notice of Administrative Design Review

111 26th Ave E
Land Use Application to allow one, 3-story, 4-unit row house structure in an environmentally critical area. Parking for 14 vehicles proposed within the structure. Existing structure to be demolished. To be considered with project at 115 26th Ave E for shared access. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Lowrise-2, Potential slide area, Steep slope (>=40%)
Notice of Revised Application

115 26th Ave E
Land Use Application to allow two, three-story, two-unit townhouse buildings (four units) in an environmentally critical area. Covenant parking for seven vehicles will be provided on adjacent site at 111 26th Ave E. To be considered with project 111 26th Ave E for shared access. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Lowrise-2, Potential slide area, Steep slope (>=40%)
Notice of Revised Application

212 25th Ave E
Land Use Application to allow two 3-story, two unit townhouse structures in an environmentally critical area. Parking for 4 vehicles provided on site. Existing structure to be demolished. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Lowrise-3, Potential slide area, Arterial within 100 ft., Scenic view within 500 ft.

Notice of Decision
139 27th Ave E
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The plan is that the 1900 house remains with a duplex built behind it. 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. Zone: Lowrise-1, Potential Slide Area
Notice of Decision

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Jan 20 - Feb 20, 2017

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Council, OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices in the past month for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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510 19th Ave E - Design Review Meeting
Design Review Board recommendation meeting on proposal for a 4-story building containing 8,500 sq. ft. of medical services uses on floors 1 and 2, and 8 apartment units on floors 3 and 4. Existing 2-story building to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 1-40′, Arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay

February 22, 2017 6:30 p.m.
Seattle University
825 10th Ave
Casey Commons #500E
Campus Map
Notice of Design Review

 

1638 20th Ave - Design Review Meeting
Design Review Board recommendation meeting on 1638, 1640 and 1644 20th Ave. Proposal is for 1) a 3-story rowhouse containing 5 units. Surface parking for 5 vehicles to be provided. 2) a 3-story townhouse containing 5 units. Surface parking for 5 vehicles to be provided. 3) a 4-story structure containing 5 townhouse units & 2 live-work units. Parking for 5 vehicles to be located within the structure & one surface parking space. All considered for shared access. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Existing structures to be demolished. Zone: Lowrise-3, Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′

March 8, 2017 8:00 p.m.
Seattle University
824 12th Ave
Admissions & Alumni Comm Bldg - Stuart T Rolfe Room
Campus Map
Notices of Design Review 1638 20th Ave | 1640 20th Ave | 1644 20th Ave

 

Central Area Design Guidelines
Central Area Design Guidelines Coalition (CA DGC), is a collaboration of 23rd Ave Action Community Team (23rd Ave ACT); African American Veterans Group of Washington; Central Area Collaborative; Central Area Land Use Review Committee (CA LURC); Historical Central Area Arts and Cultural District (HCAACD). They are working with the Congress for New Urbanism, Schemata Workshop and Mimar to engage the community in a process to develop design guidelines for the historic Central Area, which includes the Madrona and Madison Valley neighborhoods. CA DGC are hosting the following upcoming events:

Central Area Design Guidelines Workshop
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Walking Tours at 9am and 1pm (3 hours long)
Concluding Meeting at 4pm
Space is limited to first 50 registrants: http://bit.ly/2miLTFx

Central Area Design Guidelines Open House
Monday, February 27, 2017 5:00 p.m.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S

 

119 18th Ave E
Notice of streamlined design review for a 3-story, four-unit townhouse. Garage to be demolished. Existing structure to remain. Zone: Lowrise-3, Urban Village overlay
Notice of Streamlined Design Review

 

130 21st Ave E
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-3, Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay
Notice of Decision

 

139 27th Ave E
Land Use Application to allow a two-unit townhouse in an environmentally critical area. Parking for two vehicles to be provided. Existing single family residence to remain. Environmental Review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Lowrise-1, Potential slide area
Notice of Decision

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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HALA: Updates and Upcoming Event on February 28

FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Seattle Mayor and Council are moving forward with legislation that would add a projected 6,000 units of affordable housing to Seattle over the next 10 years through implementing a Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program. This kind of inclusionary zoning has been something many housing and neighborhood planning activists have long argued for. While not a silver bullet solution to housing affordability, it is a way to make up for displacement created by redevelopment. Inclusionary zoning has been successfully implemented in other jurisdictions nationally and within in our state.

Basically, the proposal is that new development on multifamily and neighborhood commercial properties will be allowed to be built larger and higher and, whether they build higher or not, will have to contribute affordable units or fees in lieu of development of affordable housing. The properties included will have an (M) suffix on the zoning, and some will be further up zoned. This zoning change will be applied throughout the city, including all existing multifamily and commercial properties, as well as existing and proposed expanded Urban Villages.

Here is our area, captured from the HALA citywide map, where everything in color will be up zoned in order to establish the requirement that new development in those areas contribute to affordable housing. If you live in or near any of those areas, and have not been following the HALA MHA proposal, this is your heads up.

 

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Since the changes are citywide, and have costs to the developers associated with them, it’s expected that the rate of change will be progressive as opposed to abrupt. However, when and if areas do transition, part of that new development will include affordable housing. Today we see new development — especially in “hot” areas — without this important equitable housing component of community development.

Your participation is requested

The details are still being worked out in a public discussion that has been going on for over a year. A citywide focus group of people from all the Urban Villages meeting at city hall just wrapped up their work, and a number of HALA Open House events were held throughout the city. The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which addresses environmental, infrastructural, and socio-economic impacts, is due to be released in May. Councilmember Herbold, in particular, has been active in introducing amendments to preserve legacy small businesses and to more specifically assess displacement risk versus return of affordable housing added.

Right now, we are in a phase where council budgeted for and is hosting design workshops where the basic plan is presented and then people split up into tables and walk through the mapping and proposals together to share their thoughts about community assets, the zoning in specific areas, what impacts are they concerned about in their neighborhood, and providing the on-the-ground realities that help shape the details of the plan. The sessions are Urban Village focused. The evening of February 28 at Miller Community Center will be the nearest council hosted session for us who are in the northernmost part of the Central Area and northeast part of the East District Council and District 3 to participate in this kind of face-to-face discussion.

Madison-Miller Urban Village
Community Design Workshop
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Miller Community Center
330 19th Ave. E.

RSVP is strongly encouraged. Due to the meeting format, space in facilitated work groups is limited. The format of the workshops is an opening overview presentation about HALA, Urban Villages, and the Mandatory Housing Affordability program followed by small group conversations. Childcare, snacks, and drinks will be provided at event. To RSVP or ask questions about the event, please contact Spencer Williams at Spencer.Williams@seattle.gov or by phone at (206) 384-2709.

I attended the session for the 23rd Ave Union-Jackson Urban Village. People were pretty prepared, and that community had just happened to have spent the last three years already doing planning work, even though attendance did not reflect that fact. Each table came up with a list of (amazingly consistent between all the tables) location-specific nuances and proposed adjustments. We had a very good facilitator who knew the neighborhood and drew people out. A scribe writes down the points made, so clear statements and questions are best. It’s important to note that these sessions are council sponsored, so the notes are consolidated and provided to City Council.

Whether you can attend the session or not, your feedback is still needed by June 30

The draft Environmental Impact Statement will be released in mid-May, which is another important point for feedback because it is supposed to identify the expected impacts to our neighborhoods. Public input to both the draft EIS and the zoning proposal is to be wrapped up by the end of June. Then, the final EIS and the final mapping proposal are expected to be released by the end of summer, and transmitted to city council for action. That is where the process, heavily invested in by both the mayor and council, wraps up. Obviously, there are opportunities for council to amend, and that can happen if council members support well-thought-out counter proposals or feel that persistent issues are not resolved in the legislation as submitted, but the city’s hope is that the package reflects what the residents expect.

All of the background materials are here, with a calendar of events and sign-up to receive the updates by email. The HALA Consider It site is still taking comments and that is a great way to be involved. Consider It also has detailed maps of each Urban Village and a video with instructions on how to read the proposed changes on the maps. There are survey questions about the proposal and folks are encouraged to comment.

The HALA team told me many times that they welcome any input people have and have responded to any emails that I send to them. Comments and questions can be emailed to HALAinfo@seattle.gov. If people want to call and ask questions, the city is staffing a HALA hotline at 206.743.6612. Please keep checking the HALA Calendar, as meetings and outreach events are still being added. 

 

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City People’s Update: 3rd Time’s the Charm for PCC Project

JANUARY 27, 2017 | LINDY WISHARD

The 3rd Early Design Guidance meeting for the new PCC project was held on Wednesday. The review board passed the project, and now it moves on to the next step in the process. For a detailed summary of the meeting see this on the Capital Hill Blog: http://bit.ly/2kDKc8L

 

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For a summary of the changes made between the second and the third design review meeting see: http://bit.ly/2k60Yci

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Jan 1 - Jan 20, 2016

JANUARY 24, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Council, OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices in the past three weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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2925 E Madison St - Design Review
Design Review Early Design Guidance proposing a 4-story mixed-use building consisting of 26,600 sq. ft. of retail space and 75 residential units. Parking to be provided for 156 vehicles below grade. Existing structures is to be demolished. Zone: Single Family 5000, Arterial within 500 ft., Steep slope  (>= 40%), Liquefaction prone soils, Neighborhood Commercial 2-30′ Pedestrian, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′ Pedestrian

January 25, 2017 8:00 p.m.
Seattle University
901 12th Ave
Pigott Auditorium — Note new location

Campus Map
Notice of Design Review

 

1833 25th Ave
Streamlined Design Review proposal for two, three-story buildings containing two residential units each (for a total of four units). Surface parking for four vehicles to be provided. Existing single family residence to be demolished. Zone: Lowrise-2, Steep slope, Potential slide area
Notice of Streamlined Design Review 

 

1630 43rd Ave E
Shoreline Substantial Development Application to enclose existing covered driveway and install a new boat lift. Project includes a new in ground covered pool, landscaping, and interior and exterior alterations to existing multi-family building. Parking areas to be reconfigured to add additional barrier free spaces and one additional parking space for a total of 80 spaces. Zone: Urban residential, Zoning special st. within 100 ft., Archaeological buffer area, Lowrise-3, Wetland, Conservancy recreation, Arterial within 100 ft., Special grading requirement
Notice of Application

 

1512 19th Ave
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-1, Arterial within 100 ft.
Notice of Application

 

152 20th Ave E
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-3, Urban Village overlay
Notice of Decision

 

139 22nd Ave E
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-3, Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay
Notice of Decision

 

154 20th Ave E
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-3, Urban Village overlay
Notice of Decision

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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City People’s Update Jan 2017

JANUARY 19, 2017 | EDITOR

This coming Wednesday January 25, Velmeir Companies will return to the Design Review Board for the third time with their proposal for the City People’s site. Overall, the new designs have retained the most positive elements of the project while addressing several key ongoing concerns about the pedestrian realm, light and access, with one significant update: the addition of housing along Dewey Place.

 

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New Townhomes

The project’s complete overhaul of designs on Dewey is the most striking change in the packet. Whereas the previous iteration had extra-deep setbacks and greenery, the current proposal includes a row of five two-story townhomes. This updated design appears to address the Design Review Board’s previous concerns about dark, inactive spaces and would create a lively residential use, matching that of existing single-family homes across the street. This move also effectively closes off the garage to Dewey, eliminating neighbors’ noise concerns.

 

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Spaces for People

The project’s updated designs not only retained but enlarged the pedestrian and sidewalk spaces along Madison, providing a minimum of eight feet and up to 10 feet of sidewalk. This move reflects community input and the Design Review Board’s comments that the project will act as a neighborhood gathering space. Further, the garage access point on Madison now includes decorative screening, vastly improving the appearance of the entryway. On Dewey, along with the new 11-foot setback of the garage to accommodate townhomes, the retaining wall was lowered so as to create people-scale views back and forth between the homes and passers-by.

 

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Access

At the Madison Valley Community Council’s big community meeting in May 2016 and at the previous design review meetings, concerns were raised about the most appropriate access options: should vehicles enter from Dewey, from Madison, or Velmeir’s preferred configuration — use split access? In the months since the last Design Review Board meeting, a traffic study was performed to help answer this question. The study demonstrated that split access minimizes the traffic impacts to both streets, and this is shown in the proposal.

 

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Lighting

Neighbors expressed concerns about 24-hour a day garage lighting; the current design addresses this concern entirely. The addition of five townhomes abutting the back side of the parking garage along Dewey not only eliminates the possibility of car noise and fumes, but light as well.

The design packet shows that Velmeir has tackled four key issue areas head-on in their new proposal: treatment of Dewey Place, spaces for people, access, and lighting. If you’d like to view the packet, it can be found here.

The new owners at City People’s will re-open very soon, and will operate for the remainder of the year while the redevelopment seeks approvals. This is wonderful news for the community and for City People’s business. However, if you agree that the Velmeir project has made significant strides to address concerns and mitigate any issues, consider voicing your support in moving this project forward and staying on schedule. To do so, you can:

Send a note to PRC@Seattle.gov referencing the project address (2925 E Madison)

Attend next Wednesday’s meeting at 8:00pm at:

Seattle University
901 12th Ave
Pigott Auditorium — Note new location
Campus Map

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, December 9 - December 31, 2016

JANUARY 3, 2017 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Council, OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices in the past three weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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Winter Open House
Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods, Office of Planning and Community Development, Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, and Seattle Department of Transportation are hosting an open house where folks can check out draft neighborhood affordable housing maps and talk about HALA (Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda), Parks (Parks 2017 Development Plan), transportation, sustainability, and more.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 6 – 8pm
Optimism Brewing
909 E Union St.
Event Details

 

2301 E Union St -Design Review Meeting
Early Design Guidance on proposal to allow a 7-story apartment building with 440 units above ground floor retail. Parking for 482 vehicles will be provided below grade.  All existing structures (4) to be demolished. The design proposal can be found here. The initial proposal was presented at a community meeting, reported on here. This proposal requires a rezone from Neighborhood Commercial 2 with a 40′ height limit (NC2-40′) and Neighborhood Commercial 2 with a Pedestrian Overlay and 40′ height limit (NC2P-40) to Neighborhood Commercial 2 Pedestrian with an 85′ height limit (NC2P-85).

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Seattle University
1000 E James Way, STCN Student Center 210 (campus map)
Notice of Design Review

 

3607 E Madison St
Land Use Application to allow a single-family residence with an attached garage. Zone: Arterial within 100 ft., Single Family 7200
Notice of Application

 

134 26th Ave E
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into six unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-2
Notice of Application

 

1823 20th Ave
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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. Zone: Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′
Notice of Decision

 

224 27th Ave E
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise 1, Potential slide area
Notice of Decision

 

2814 E Union St
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise 1, Arterial within 100 ft.
Notice of Decision

 

1917 E Denny Way
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6457058. 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. Zone: Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40’
Notice of Decision

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map
Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, November 22 - December 8, 2016

DECEMBER 9, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Council, OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices in the past three weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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119 26th Ave E - Streamlined Design Review
Streamlined Design Review to allow a 3-story, four-unit townhouse structure with attached garages. Zone: LowRise-2, Steep slope, Potential slide area
Notice of Streamlined Design Review

115 26th Ave E
Land Use Application to allow two, three story, 2-unit townhouse buildings (four units) in an environmentally critical area. Covenant parking for seven vehicles will be provided on adjacent site at 111 26th Ave E. Streamlined Design Review is completed for both properties. Zone: Potential slide area, Steep slope (>=40%), LowRise-2
Notice of Application

107 27th Ave E
Determination of Non-Significance (no environmental impact statement required) on Land Use Application to allow three, 3-story single family residences in an environmentally critical area. Parking for three vehicles to be provided. Environmental Review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Lowrise-1, Potential Slide Area
Notice of Decision

141 22nd Ave E
Decision to grant Unit Lot Subdivision to create four unit lots. 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. Zone: LowRise-3, Urban Village overlay.
Notice of Decision

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map
Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, October 25 - November 21

NOVEMBER 23, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Council, OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices in the past month for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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2320 E Union St - Design Review
Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting for proposed six story structure with a total of 115 apartment units above 3,264 sq. ft. of commercial space. Parking for 18 vehicles will be located within the structure. This project requires a contract rezone from Neighborhood Commercial 2 with a 40′ height limit and pedestrian overlay and a Neighborhood Commercial 2 with a 40′ height limit — no pedestrian overlay to a Neighborhood Commercial 2 with 65′ height limit and pedestrian overlay. Comments and request to be made a party of record may be submitted through November 30 to PRC@seattle.gov

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Seattle University
824 12th Ave
Admissions & Alumni Community Building - Stuart T Rolfe Room
Campus Map
Notice of Design Review Meeting

1106 34th Ave
Council Land Use Action to rezone a 10,917 sq. ft. portion of land from LR2 (Multi-Family) to NC1-30 (Neighborhood Commercial). The property is bounded on the South by East Spring Street, to the West by 34th Avenue, to the North by a commercial building at 1112 34th Ave and to the East by an unimproved alley adjacent to 1101 35th Avenue. Comments regarding environmental impacts may be submitted through November 30 to PRC@seattle.gov
Notice of Revised Application

111 26th Ave E
Application to allow one, 3-story, four-unit rowhouse structure in an environmentally critical area. Parking for 14 vehicles proposed within the structure. Existing structure to be demolished. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Potential slide area, steep slope (>=40%), Lowrise 2
Notice of Application

2212 E Miller St
Application to allow a covered porch addition to a single-family dwelling unit with a variance to allow principal structure to extend into required front yard. Zone: Single Family 5000
Notice of Application

457 39th Ave E
Decision on application to allow a new three-story, single-family dwelling unit in an environmentally critical area. Parking for one vehicle to be located within the structure. Existing single family dwelling to be demolished. Zone: Urban residential, potential slide area, steep slope (>=40%), scenic view within 500 ft., Single Family 7200
Notice of Decision

2814 E Union St
Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise 1, arterial within 100 ft.
Notice of Application

154 20th Ave E
Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-3, Urban Village overlay
Notice of Application

131 22nd Ave E
Decision on application to subdivide one development site into seven unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-3, scenic view within 500ft., Urban Village overlay
Notice of Decision

132 21st Ave E
Decision on application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-3, scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay
Notice of Decision

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map
Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, October 4 - October 24

OCTOBER 25, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Council, OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices within the last three weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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2925 E Madison St - Design Review

Design Review Early Design Guidance proposing a 4-story mixed use building consisting of 26,600 sq. ft. of retail space and 75 residential units. Parking to be provided for 156 vehicles below grade. Existing structures is to be demolished. Zone: Single Family 5000, Arterial within 500 ft., Steep slope (>= 40%), Liquefaction prone soils, Neighborhood Commercial 2-30′ Pedestrian, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′ Pedestrian

October 26, 2016 6:30 p.m.
Seattle University
1000 E James Way
Student Center 160
Fr. LeRoux Conference Center
Campus Map
Notice of Design Review

 

1830 E Mercer St

Appeal of conditional approvals for 5-story structure containing 32 apartment units and 2,035 sq. ft. of retail at street level. Parking for 10 vehicles to be provided below grade and surface parking for 2 at the alley. The existing structure on site is to remain. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 1-40′, Arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay

Appeal Hearing Notice

 

139 27th Ave E

Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6540226. 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. Environmental review conducted under #3024943. Zone: LowRise-1, Potential slide area

Notice of Application

 

1814 E John St

Application to allow a 4-story apartment building with 27 small efficiency dwelling units. No parking is proposed. Existing structures to be demolished. Zone: LowRise-3, Urban Village overlay

Notice of Decision

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map
Seattle In Progress

 

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Second Round of Public Comments on PCC Bldg

OCTOBER 24, 2016 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Wednesday night is the second opportunity to comment on the proposed building replacing City People’s. The architect and developer have modified the design in response to community input and will be presenting their new version to the public.

 

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The modified plans can be seen here: http://bit.ly/2epcLmE (big PDF, could take a minute or two).

For those wishing to submit comments by email:

Deadline for Letters: Tomorrow Noon
Email To: PRC@Seattle.gov
In the subject line reference the project number: 3020338, 2925 E Madison St.

The public meeting will be:

October 26, 2016 6:30 PM
Seattle University
1000 E. James Way
Fr. LeRoux Conference Center - Student Center 160

 

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Weather permitting, E John St intersection work starts this weekend

OCTOBER 21, 2016 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Following last weekend’s weather delay, crews plan to begin work at the 23rd Ave E and E John St intersection this Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23. Crews will close the intersection to through traffic from 7 AM to 7 PM each day of the weekend; the intersection will be reopened to regular travel overnight on Saturday. This schedule remains weather dependent and subject to change.

The contractor will provide local access to businesses, community destinations, and residences near the intersection, but through traffic will be detoured via E Aloha St, 19th Ave E, and E Madison St (see map below). 

 

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If you live on or are headed to 23rd Ave E between E Aloha and E Madison streets or E John/E Thomas St between 19th Ave E and 24th Ave E (shown in yellow on the map), you can drive past the detour signs into the local access areas to reach your destination. Drivers passing through the area, however, should continue to follow the signed detours and avoid cutting through residential streets. See the flyer for more details.

Transit reminders:

  • Metro route 8 and its bus stops will be detoured around the intersection during the work; look for posted Rider Alerts, call Metro at 206-553-3000, or visit metro.kingcounty.gov/signup/ for more information
  • Metro routes 43 and 48 will not be detoured, but will travel on their current routes through the intersection; riders may experience delays due to construction

Crews also plan to work at this intersection October 29 and 30, so stay tuned for updates next week. These weekend closures are necessary to give crews a safe space to work while they install the foundations for new trolley poles at the intersection.

 Other reminders

  • Crews plan to pave at the 23rd Ave and E Union St intersection November 4 – 6; please stay tuned for more details.
  • Crews continue roadway demolition and paving at 23rd Ave and E Madison St while maintaining eastbound, westbound, and southbound travel at the intersection (reminder: northbound 23rd Ave remains closed at E Madison St). Neighbors can expect temporary changes to the traffic configuration on E Madison St over the next several weeks as crews complete one area of work and move to the next. Through traffic will be maintained.
  • Temporary driveway and sidewalk closures are ongoing as crews continue work in Zone C, from E Union St to E John St. Please use caution and pay attention to sidewalk closures and pedestrian detours. If you have any questions about the work in your area, please call 206-727-8857.
  • Be sure to visit out the new public artwork by artist Martha Jackson Jarvis at the southeast corner of 23rd Ave and E Union St. The piece was commissioned with Seattle Department of Transportation funds from the City’s 1% for Arts program and administered by the Office of Arts & Culture.
  • The Office of Economic Development is continuing to work with businesses to address their needs. If you have questions, please email or call Michael Wells at michael.wells@seattle.gov or 206-684-8612.

For more information

Visit: www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_Ave.htm

Email: 23rdAveCorridor@seattle.gov

Call the 24-hour project hotline: 206-727-8857

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Sep 2 - Oct 3

OCTOBER 5, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Council, OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices within the last month for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

Updated Environmentally Critical Areas Map

Steep slope maps have been updated using a combination of LIDAR technology and topographic contours using aerial photos. Because of time constraints, the center third of the City is based only on the 2001 LIDAR information.

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The changed maps are implemented as a Director’s Rule and are used as advisory by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections for initial information and screening. Whether or not a site is eventually treated as an environmentally critical area is based on the actual topography of the ground surface.

The methology used and map details are linked here:

Notice of Proposed Adoption of Director’s Rule

 

Seattle 2035 – FINAL Opportunity to Comment

On October 17, 2016, the Seattle City Council may take action on Council Bill 118683, as amended. Council Bill (CB) 118683 consists of amendments to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan and the City’s Land Use Code to implement the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan, known as Seattle 2035. Information regarding the scope of changes under consideration is available on the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee website.

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The full council meeting will be on October 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., City Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue.

Written comments may be submitted at any time until the final Council vote on the legislation. However, the Council prefers to receive written comments by 12:00 p.m. on October 17, 2016 to allow for review by the Council during its consideration of the proposal. Please send comments to Councilmember Rob Johnson via e-mail at: rob.johnson@seattle.gov

Notice of Opportunity to Comment

 

Design Reviews and Land Use Applications

 

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2925 E Madison St – Design Review

Design Review Early Design Guidance proposing a 4-story mixed use building consisting of 26,600 sq. ft. of retail space and 75 residential units. Parking to be provided for 156 vehicles below grade. Existing structures is to be demolished. Zone: Single Family 5000, Arterial within 500ft., Steep slope  (>= 40%), Liquefaction prone soils, Neighborhood Commercial 2-30′ Pedestrian, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′ Pedestrian

October 26, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Seattle University
1000 E James Way
Student Center 160
Fr. LeRoux Conference Center

Campus Map
Notice of Design Review

 

212 25th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow two 3-story, two-unit townhouse structures in an environmentally critical area. Parking for 4 vehicles provided on site. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Potential Slide Area, Lowrise-3, Arterial within 100 ft., Scenic view within 500 ft.

Notice of Application

 

152 20th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-3, Urban Village overlay.

Notice of Application

 

140 Lake Washington Blvd E

Land Use Application to allow a single-family dwelling unit with attached 3-car garage in an environmentally critical area. Project includes 18,975 sq. ft. of landscaping. Zone: Scenic view within 100 ft., Urban residential, Single Family 9600, Potential slide area, Archaeological buffer area, Steep slope (>=40%) Conservancy recreation, Arterial within 100 ft., Special grading requirement.

Notice of Decision

 

224 23rd Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 6 small efficiency dwelling units and 4 apartment units. Existing duplex structure to remain (12 total units). No parking proposed. Determination of Non-Significance (no environmental impact statement required). Environmental review completed and no conditions imposed. Zone: Lowrise-3, Arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay

Notice of Decision

 

1711 25th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-1, Steep slope (>=40%)

Notice of Decision

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map
Seattle In Progress

 

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Citizen Effort to Steer City Peoples Development

OCTOBER 5, 2016 | CATHERINE NUNNELEY

On Saturday, October 1, about 60 concerned citizens of Madison Valley braved the first chill of autumn to listen to architect Peter Steinbrueck outline a strategy for his participation in the design review of the City Peoples Garden store site. The information and fund-raising event was sponsored by the group Save Madison Valley (SMV) and generously hosted by the Wyman sisters in Virginia’s horse corral.

 

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Peter is the perfect consultant. He is an extremely friendly fellow who grew up in the neighborhood and has a clear-eyed, practical approach to the design review process. His tenure as a City Councilmember has given him an insider’s understanding of Seattle’s government. He has been hired as a paid consultant to the SMV group for about 6 months.

Peter reviewed the current status of the proposed project and outlined concerns of the community. These concerns have remained unchanged since the announcement of the project this past spring.

Peter emphasized that any effort to stop a building project altogether is a fruitless pursuit. Even if this company would pull out, another will develop the highly desirable property. His point was that it is in the best interest of the community to work together with the developer and come to a mutually acceptable design.

 

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Some concerns with the current design are as follows:

SMV believes the overall scale of the building is out of sync with the surrounding architecture and adjacent single-family neighborhood. The proposed building will take up the entire footprint of the property although its overall bulk is 80% of what is allowable by the current zoning.

The parking garage’s south-facing outside wall is felt to be an affront to the neighbors on Dewey Place. This is a concern for the people who live behind the building. The architect has stepped back the setback in the new proposal, wrapped the cement in softer materials and will provide extensive landscaping. However, the wall would still seem imposing. The problem lies in the fact that the cement structure is the foundation for the building and will provide parking for customers of the grocery store and the apartment residents. But parking is essential. Without it, residents would obtain RPZ passes and park along the neighborhood streets further congesting the area. The reality is that people have cars.

The current proposed entrance to the resident parking area is on Dewey Place. The adjacent neighbors are opposed to this plan as an unfair traffic burden.

SMV members especially lament the potential loss of existing tree canopy and greenery on the hillside. Before this building proposal, the Dewey Place hillside was completely ignored by the community—it is a tangle of undesirable weedy plants and trees. Its predominately deciduous plants make it particularly unsightly in winter. The sidewalk is completely overgrown, muddy and impassable, yet this situation is reversible. With effort, the hillside could be cleared of the undesirables and replanted, but maintenance would be essential.

 

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Additionally, the SMV group would like to see a mix of affordable apartments offered, some effort at “green building,” i.e. LEED architecture, and a nice streetscape on the north side.

Peter pointed out, as before, that this building proposal is in compliance with the current zoning for E Madison. It will probably be approved at some point.

An issue of perhaps greater consequence is the new HALA upzoning effort by the current city administration. Madison Valley—and all neighborhoods in Seattle—are at risk of even bigger and taller structures as our congested city searches for more housing and business viability.

The efforts of the SMV group to to encourage participation in the design review process are to be commended. Citizen participation in the neighborhood enables us to direct the life of our community. Hopefully, the momentum initiated by the City Peoples’ site will carry forward and residents will continue to participate in community and city planning.

 

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The next design review for the proposal is:

October 26, 6:30 PM at Seattle University
Seattle University
824 12th Ave
Admissions & Alumni Comm Bldg- Student Center 160

Read more information on the design review process for this site.

To comment on this project, please send your comments on proposed land use actions in writing to the Public Resource Center either by email to prc@seattle.gov (preferred method), by fax to (206) 233-7901, or by mail to:

Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
ATTN: Public Resource Center or Assigned Planner
700 Fifth Ave, Ste 2000
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019

Please include the project, project address, and your mailing address with your comment. We will post all comments, in their entirety, in our electronic library.

Planner: Magda Hogness
Project Number: 3020338

For more information regarding Save Madison Valley visit savemadisonvalley.org for details and suggestions for your input in this process. 

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Jul 25 - Aug 18

AUGUST 21, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Council, OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices within the last three weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

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Scoping Comments — HALA MHA-R Environmental Impact Statement

The HALA Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requires that all new multifamily and commercial developments either build affordable housing units on-site or make an in-lieu payment, based on up zoning. It has been determined this proposal is likely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is required.

The EIS will consider potential impacts associated with land use, housing and socioeconomics, aesthetics and height/bulk/scale, historic resources, open space and recreation, transportation, public services, and utilities.

Agencies, affected tribes, and the public are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS impacts that are included for consideration. You may comment on alternatives, mitigation measures, probable significant adverse impacts, and licenses or other approvals that may be required.

Email comments to Geoffrey.Wentlandt@seattle.gov by 5:00 pm on September 9, 2016 for the comments to be considered. 

Request for Comments

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Public Hearing - Seattle 2035

On September 15, 2016, the Seattle City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee will hear public comments regarding potential Council Amendments to Council Bill 118683 which would adopt the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan, known as Seattle 2035, and amend the City’s Land Use Code to implement the plan. The public hearing will be on September 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue

The Mayor’s Recommended Plan, Office of Planning and Community Development Director’s Report, and Final Environmental Impact Statement and other key documents are available at Seattle 2035. A list of all potential Seattle City Council Amendments to Seattle 2035 is available on the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee website which also has links to video of presentations and public comment on sections of the proposed plan, and council discussion of amendments. Written comments on the proposal will be accepted through 2:00 p.m. on September 15. Email comments may be sent to Councilmember rob.johnson@seattle.gov by 2:00 pm on September 15.

Notice of Public Hearing

 

Public Hearing - Living Building Pilot Program

The City Council is considering amendments to make changes to the Living Building Pilot Program and will hold a public hearing at the Council Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee to take comments on the proposal on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, starting at 9:30 a.m. City Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue

The proposed changes are available online on the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee website. Additional information about the Living Building Pilot Program is available on SDCI’s webpage.

Notice of Public Hearing

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1715 20th Ave

The second Early Design Guidance Meeting will be held on a proposal to allow a five-story structure containing 156 residential units, 4 live-work units, and parking for 117 vehicles. The proposal also contemplates a contract rezone from NC2-40 to NC3-65. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′, Urban Villages Overlay, Scenic View within 500 ft., arterial within 100 ft.

The review will be Wednesday, Sept. 7, 8:00 p.m., Seattle University, 1000 E James Way, STCN 210 - Multipurpose Room #210

Notice of Design Review Meeting

 

2100 E Madison St

Land Use Application to allow a 6-story structure containing 50 apartment units and 3,800 sq. ft. of commercial at street level. Parking for 20 vehicles to be provided. Existing structure to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 3-65′ Pedestrian, arterial within 100ft., Urban Village Overlay

Notice of Decision

 

510 19th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story building containing 8,500 sq. ft. of medical services on floors 1 and 2. Project also includes 8 apartment units located on floors 3 and 4. Existing 2-story building to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 1-40′, arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village Overlay.

Notice of Application

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, June 24 thru July 25

JULY 26, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Construction & Inspections Land Use notices within the last month for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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140 Lake Washington Blvd E

Land Use Application to allow a single family dwelling unit with attached 3-car garage in an environmentally critical area. Project includes 18,975 sq. ft. of landscaping.  Zoning: Scenic view within 100 ft., Urban residential, Single Family 9600, Potential slide area, Archeological buffer area, Steep slope (>=40%), Conservancy recreation, Arterial within 100 ft., Special grading requirement

Notice of Application

 

1821 29th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. Existing structure to remain. 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.  Zone: Single Family 5000, Liquefaction prone soils

Notice of Decision

 

2322 E Denny Way

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of a residential unit is under Project #6505296. 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. Zone: Arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay, Lowrise-2, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40'

Notice of Decision

 

1816 M L King Jr Way

Land Use Application to subdivide one parcel of land into two parcels of land in an environmentally critical area. Proposed sizes are: Y) 4,020 sq. ft. and Z) 4,020 sq. ft. Existing structure to be demolished. Zone: Single Family 5000, Potential slide area, Liquefaction prone soils, Arterial within 100 ft.

Notice of Application

 

107 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow three, 3-story single-family residences in an environmentally critical area. Parking for three vehicles to be provided. Existing structure to be demolished. Environmental Review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Lowrise-1, Potential slide area

Notice of Application

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map
Seattle In Progress

 

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Early Design Guidance Meeting for PCC Site

JULY 7, 2016 | JEREMY BRAUN

The Design Review Board of the City of Seattle is holding an Early Design Guidance meeting to review the design of the building proposed to replace the City People’s structure at 2925 E Madison St.

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Seattle University, 1000 E James Way, STCN Student Center, #210

 

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This is the design review for the project. It is meant to address how the project relates to and implements the Seattle Design Guidelines, and only includes site planning and design issues. You can learn more about the city’s Design Review process on their website here. In particular the city stresses in the notice about the meeting:

“...public comment at the [Early Design Guidance] 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 Seattle DCI following notice of that review.”

If you can’t make the meeting, or would like to comment on the project in writing, the city will accept written comments until July 13th (the meeting date). Instructions can be found here.  When you comment, the city asks that you include:

• The project number: 3020338
• The project address: 2925 E Madison St
• Your mailing address

You can direct your comments to the Public Resource Center via:

• Email (preferred): prc@seattle.gov

• Postal mail:

Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
ATTN: Public Resource Center or Assigned Planner
700 Fifth Ave, Ste 2000
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019

• Fax: (206) 233-7901

 

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Revised Designs for PCC

JULY 6, 2016 | LINDY WISHARD

The revised Early Design Guidance (EDG) packet is available for review. To download the packet to your computer, click here (it's an 85MB file, and may take a minute or two). Here are the renderings of the architect’s preferred design option:

 

Madison Street Looking Southeast
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Madison Street Level Looking North Northeast
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Madison Street Looking Northeast
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Dewey Pl. E. Looking Southwest
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Dewey Pl. E. Looking Northwest
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Dewey Pl. E. Looking Northwest
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As is customary, the packet includes three concept options for the design review board to consider. Detailed information about each design, including pros and cons are in the EDG packet. To see all the photos and read the details, you can download the packet to your computer: click here (it's an 85MB file, and may take a minute or two). 

 

BUILDING MASS AND VEHICLE ENTRANCE: THREE OPTIONS

 

Option 3 — This is the architect’s preferred option. SUMMARY: Terraced in the back with courtyard. See rendering below. Mass of building pushed toward Madison Street. Vehicular entrance to the commercial parking garage and loading dock is located on E. Madison St. Vehicular entrance to the residential parking garage is located on Dewey Pl. E.
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Option 2 — SUMMARY: Courtyard on Madison Street. Mass of building pushed toward Dewey Pl. E. Vehicular entrance to the parking structure garage and loading dock is located on E. Madison St.
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Option 1 — SUMMARY: Courtyard in the middle. Mass of building pushed toward both Madison Street and Dewey Pl. E. Vehicular entrance to the parking structure garage and loading dock is located off Dewey Pl. E.
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Email your public comments to the Design Review Board: prc@seattle.gov. Reference project number 3020338. For more details regarding the design review process and various ways to comment visit: http://madisonvalley.org/news/early-design-guidance-meeting-for-pcc-site.html. Deadline for comments is July 13th.

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, June 14 - June 23, 2016

JUNE 24, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are city planning items of interest and the Dept. of Construction & Inspections Land Use notices within the last few weeks for communities from 18th Ave. (note expanded area) to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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2925 E Madison St

Design Review Early Design Guidance meeting for proposed 4-story mixed use building consisting of 26,600 sq. ft. of retail space and 75 residential units. Parking to be provided for 158 vehicles below grade. Existing structures is to be demolished.  Zoning: Single Family 5000, Arterial within 500ft., Steep slope  (>= 40%), Liquefaction prone soils, Neighborhood Commercial 2-30’ Pedestrian, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40’ Pedestrian

July 13, 2016 6:30pm  New Date!
Seattle University
1000 E James Way  New Location!
STCN Student Center #210

The Director will also accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the early design guidance through July 13, 2016 to PRC@seattle.gov

Notice of Design Review Early Design Guidance Meeting

 

212 25th Ave E

The proposal is for two, three-story two unit townhouse structures (total of 4 units). Surface parking for four vehicles to be provided. Existing structures to be demolished.  Zone: Lowrise-3, Potential slide area, Scenic view within 500 ft., Arterial within 100 ft.

Notice of Streamlined Design Review

 

131 22nd Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into seven unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.  Zone: Lowrise-3, Scenic view within 500ft., Urban Village overlay

Notice of Application

 

1415 19th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into five unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.  Zone: Lowrise-1, Steep slope (>=40%), Arterial within 100 ft.

Notice of Decision

 

Seattle 2035

The Seattle City Council is considering amendments to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan and the City’s Land Use Code to implement the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan, known as Seattle 2035. The proposed amendments are available at 2035.seattle.gov. Comments may be submitted to council@seattle.gov

The Mayor’s Recommended Plan proposes to significantly rewrite the Seattle Comprehensive Plan. The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the Mayor’s Recommended Plan.

Public Hearing
June 27, 2016  6:00 p.m.
Seattle City Council Chambers
City Hall: 600 Fourth Avenue, 2nd Floor. 

Written comments on the proposal can be made through 5:00 p.m. on June 27 to Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office via e-mail to amy.gore@seattle.gov

Notice of Public Hearing

 

Short Term Rentals (AirBnb, VRBO)

The City of Seattle is proposing to amend the Land Use Code in order to define and add standards for short-term rental uses and modify the definition and standards for bed and breakfast uses.

 

The legislation would establish a new definition for “short-term rental” as a type of lodging use and establish standards for short-term rentals, including an annual limit of 90 nights for housing units that are not the primary residence of the short-term rental operator. The legislation includes requirements that all short-term rentals provided at the primary residence of the operator that rent more than 90 nights in a year have a short-term rental license from the City. The legislation would also modify the definition of “bed and breakfast” as a type of lodging use and modify the standards for bed and breakfasts as an accessory use in residential zones.

 

Public Hearing
July 20, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Seattle City Council Chambers
City Hall: 600 Fourth Avenue, 2nd Floor. 

Written comment can be made to Tim.Burgess@seattle.gov and should be received by July 19, 2016, at 5 p.m.

Notice of Public Hearing

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, May 20 - June 13, 2016

JUNE 14, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are city planning items of interest and the Dept. of Construction & Inspections Land Use notices within the last three weeks for communities from 21st Ave east to Lake Washington and E Union St north to SR-520.

 

2925 E Madison St

Design Review Early Design Guidance meeting for proposed 4-story mixed use building consisting of 26,600 sq. ft. of retail space and 75 residential units. Parking to be provided for 158 vehicles below grade. Existing structures is to be demolished.

July 13, 2016 6:30pm
Seattle University
1000 E James Way
Student Center 210- Multi-Purpose Room

View Permit Status | View Address Details

 

Seattle 2035

The Seattle City Council is considering amendments to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan and the City’s Land Use Code to implement the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan, known as Seattle 2035. The proposed amendments are available at 2035.seattle.gov.

The Mayor’s Recommended Plan proposes to significantly rewrite the Seattle Comprehensive Plan. The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the Mayor’s Recommended Plan.

June 27, 2016  6:00 p.m.
Seattle City Council Chambers
City Hall: 600 Fourth Avenue, 2nd Floor. 

Notice of Public Hearing

Seattle2035

 

Short Term (Vacation) Rentals

The City of Seattle is proposing to amend the Land Use Code in order to define and add standards for short-term rental uses and modify the definition and standards for bed and breakfast uses.

The legislation would establish a new definition for “short-term rental” as a type of lodging use and establish standards for short-term rentals, including an annual rental limit of 90 nights for housing units that are not the primary residence of the owner. The legislation would also modify the definition of “bed and breakfast” as a type of lodging use and modify the standards for bed and breakfasts as an accessory use in residential zones.

The legislation includes requirements that all short-term rentals and bed and breakfasts have a business license from the City, and that short-term rentals and bed and breakfasts that rent more than 90 nights in a year have a short-term rental license from the City.

Notice of Land Use Code Amendments

 

1821 29th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site with an existing structure that will remain, into two unit lots. 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.  Zone: Single Family 5000, Liquefaction prone soils

Notice of Application

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map
Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Apr 28 - May 19, 2016

MAY 22, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are city planning items of interest and the Dept. of Construction & Inspections Land Use notices within the last three weeks for communities from 21st Ave east to Lake Washington and E Union St north to SR-520.

 

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Backyard Cottages and Accessory Dwelling Units
The City of Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) is proposing to amend the Land Use Code, to modify development standards related to accessory dwelling units (ADU) and detached accessory dwelling units (DADU), also known as backyard cottages.

Notice of Land Use Code Amendments

 

Mandatory Housing Affordability Program

The Seattle City Council is considering a proposed ordinance that would add a new chapter to the Land Use Code and make other amendments.  This would establish a framework for a Mandatory Housing Affordability program for residential development (MHA-R).  Under the MHA-R program new residential development, including development with live-work units and congregate residence sleeping rooms, would be required to provide affordable units (performance) or make an in-lieu payment. The MHA-R program will be implemented as increases in residential development capacity are approved.

Notice of Public Hearing

 

Comprehensive Plan Final EIS

The City of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) has issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed Comprehensive Plan update. The proposed action is programmatic in nature and involves amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. In particular, the City is considering text and map amendments to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan (see 2035.seattle.gov) that may affect the distribution of 70,000 new housing units and 115,000 new jobs expected in Seattle by the year 2035, and that would influence various City operations. The EIS evaluates five alternatives, the No Action Alternative and four action alternatives with different possible distributions of future residential and employment growth among Urban Centers, Urban Villages and other areas.

Notice of FEIS

 

2220 E Union St

The City of Seattle Hearing Examiner is conducting a public hearing on the recommendation of the Director of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (Seattle DCI) to rezone a property from NC2-40 to NC2-65 and from NC2P- 40 to NC2P-65. Project includes construction of a six story, 144 unit apartment building with 20,207 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space. Parking for 148 vehicles will be provided below grade. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 2-40' Pedestrian, arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40'

Notice of Public Hearing

 

111 26th Ave E

The proposal is to allow two, 2 unit, townhouse and one, 4 unit, townhouse (total 8 units) on a 9,600 sqft. lot. Parking for 8 vehicles to be provided. Zone: Lowrise-2, steep slope (greater than=40%), potential slide area

Notice of Streamlined Design Review

 

224 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one 4,800 sqft. development site into three unit lots. 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.  Zone: Lowrise-1, potential slide area

Notice of Application

 

1617 38th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a one-story 5,103 sq. ft. addition (kitchen, lunchroom, restrooms, storage) to an existing institution (McGilvra Elementary School), remove two portable classrooms and covered play area. Determination of Non Significance prepared by Seattle Public Schools.  Zone: Single Family 5000, landmark

Notice of Application:

 

2609 E Thomas St

Land Use Application to subdivide one 4,798 sqft. development site into five unit lots. 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.  Zone: Potential Slide Area, Lowrise-2

Notice of Decision

 

2812 E Union St

Land Use application to subdivide one parcel of land into two parcels of land. Proposed sizes are: A) 3,953 sq. ft. and B) 1,843 sq. ft. Zone: Lowrise 1, areterial within 100 ft.

Notice of Decision

 

112 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one 4,780 sqft. development site into four unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise 1, potential slide area, liquefaction prone soils

Notice of Decision

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

 

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First Views of the City People's Site Development

MAY 12, 2016 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

The City has posted the first public document describing the development slated to replace City People's Garden Store.

Visit the Save Madison Valley website to view the full report. www.savemadisonvalley.org/blog/2016/5/12/first-views-of-the-development

 

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What are those white lines on 28th and 29th Ave East?

MAY 7, 2016 | LINDY WISHARD

Many people are wondering what the white markings on 28th and 29th Ave East are for. SDOT is going to be repairing the street in preparation for resurfacing the streets later this year or next.

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New Buildings on Union and Madison

MAY 7, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

In the last few months I’ve been taking snapshots of a number of the larger projects that have been in progress in our area. Some had just broken ground and others are nearly occupied. I’ve been sharing the (very boring!) Land Use Notifications on this website for a year now, and have attended developers’ presentations to neighbors at meetings hosted by Madison Valley or Madison Miller Community Councils. So I started to be more interested in looking at the projects in “real life,” and grabbing a picture here and there in the course of my traipsing around town. 

Each address is linkable to all of the Design Review meetings that considered the project. Click on the address for each date to see the options presented and the board meeting minutes, recommendations and responses. There are links to the public notices for the project from that page, and, for those who want to dig through the gory details, the project # can also be entered on www.seattle.gov/dpd.

I’ve noticed a few themes. First, the process from getting a project number assigned by the city through the design review and a permit granted is 1–2 years, and it is usually some time before any ground is broken. Second, most of the retail spaces are not yet leased, at least not announced, even with buildings completed or near completion, so we usually have to wait and see who moves in. Third, the “under construction” experience is very different from the final result and the finished occupied building is so much more real than the design review presentations. As the projects become reality, it’s starting to look like upper Madison and Union each have their own distinct design “vibe.”

 

1141 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Four-story building with 41 (efficiency, 1 and 2 BR) apartments over ground floor commercial space, and parking for 27 vehicles. The building has 6,091 sq ft of of a variety of commercial spaces. Cappy’s Gym will be moving into one of them! Some tidbits about the architect, nominated in 2008 by The Stranger as the “coolest developer in Seattle,” can be found in this Central District News article. 

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1141 M L King Jr Way proposal and just after ground breaking in Feb 2016

 

2407 E Union St

Four-story building with 39 apartments above 3,000 sq ft of retail and 2 live/work units. Parking for 21 vehicles provided. More news about this project can be read at the Capitol Hill blog.

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2407 E Union proposal and March 2016

 

2320 E Union St

Capitol Hill Housing plans to build 115 units affordable to individuals and families earning $18,000 to $54,000 a year. CHH also has plans to incorporate local businesses into the project and to honor the site’s historical importance as the home of the region’s first black-owned bank. A community-based advisory board is helping steer the effort. The first Early Design Guidance meeting was May 4, so the proposal is not completed. I did find a history of the project, thanks to the Capitol Hill blog.

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2320 E Union, March 2016

 

2203 E Union St

The long vacant lot, where the historic building was damaged beyond repair by the Nisqaully earthquake, and development postponed due to the 2008 crash, is finally completed and open, and people and businesses are moving in. Spaces are still available to lease.

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2203 E Union, March 2016

 

2305 E Madison St

Four-story building with 50 studio and 1-br apartments above 3,492 sq ft of retail space and parking for 13 vehicles. Twenty percent of the units will be rent-restricted for income qualified tenants at 65% of area median income. Commercial spaces for small neighborhood businesses and space for a new restaurant. The architect is a prolific blogger.

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2305 E Madison proposal and February 2016

 

2051 E Madison St

Six-story, 105-unit apartment building with 5,700 sq ft of retail at ground level and 97 below-ground parking spaces. The building is planned to open in late June or early July. Here is the architect’s website.

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2051 E Madison, March 2016

 

2026 E Madison St

Six-story structure containing 9,576 sq ft of commercial space at ground level and 222 residential units above. Parking to be provided below grade.

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2026 E Madison proposal.

 

2100 E Madison St

Six-story structure containing 50 residential units and 3,800 sq ft of commercial at street level, with parking for 20 vehicles to be provided.

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2100 E Madison proposal and March 2016

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Apr 5 - Apr 27, 2016

APRIL 28, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are city planning items of interest and the Dept. of Construction & Inspections Land Use notices within the last three weeks for communities from 21st Ave east to Lake Washington and E Union St north to SR-520.

 

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2320 E Union St

Early Design Guidance meeting on Wed. May 4, 6:30 pm, at Seattle University Admissions & Alumni Community Building for a proposal by Capitol Hill Housing to build a 6-story structure containing 116 residential units above 3,300 sq. ft. of ground-level retail space. Parking for 18 vehicles will be located within the structure. This project requires a contract rezone from NC2P-40 and NC2-40 to NC2P-65.

Notice of Design Review

 

1816 M L King Jr Way

Land Use application to subdivide one parcel of land into two parcels of land. Proposed sizes are: Y) 4,020 sq. ft. and Z) 4,020 sq. ft. Existing structure to be demolished. Zone: Single Family 5000, potential slide area, liquefaction prone soils, arterial within 100 ft.

Notice of Application

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

 

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PCC Opening in Madison Valley

APRIL 19, 2016 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Today Velmeir announced that PCC Natural Markets will be the anchor tenant in the new development where City People’s is currently located. The full press release follows.

Please note a date and time for a community meeting about the new development will be announced later this week.

Please check this site for updates or subscribe to our news feed by clicking the link at the top of this page.

If you’d like to be involved in the neighborhood please consider participating in the Community Council or Merchant’s Association. Meeting dates follow:

Madison Valley Community Council
Tuesday May 17th 7:00-9:00 PM
Tuesday June 14th 7:00-9:00 PM
Bush School Community Room

Madison Valley Merchant’s Association
Wednesday April 20th 8:30-10:00 AM
Wednesday May 18th  8:30-10:00 AM
Cafe Flora

SEATTLE – April 19, 2016 – The Velmeir Companies today announced that PCC Natural Markets (PCC) will anchor a proposed new mixed-use development in Madison Valley. PCC, the country’s largest member-owned natural foods market, will occupy 25,000 square feet in the new building. The project will include 75 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments above the grocer and an underground parking garage. 

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“We are delighted to bring PCC Natural Markets as well as housing options for families of all sizes to Madison Valley,” said Geza de Gall, vice president of real estate and development at The Velmeir Companies. “We heard from many in the community who shared that they would like to have a grocery store in the neighborhood.” Plans for the building include a green roof, rooftop terrace and street side plantings as well as setbacks more generous than required by code. Velmeir is also constructing a mixed-use apartment building in Queen Anne. 

“There is such a passion for food in Madison Valley that can be seen in the restaurants, cafes and bakeries that thrive along Madison Street as well as the continued success of Central Co-op on Capitol Hill,” said Cate Hardy, CEO, PCC Natural Markets. “We are thrilled to join such a strong community alongside Velmeir while also bringing our fresh, organic produce, high quality meats and seafood, and exceptional customer service to shoppers in Madison Park, Madrona, Leschi and the Central District.” 

PCC and Central Co-op have a long-standing relationship dating back to 1978, when the former helped the latter open for business at the top of Capitol Hill. Today, Central Co-op is a community-owned natural foods cooperative and complete grocery store dedicated to sustainable practices and the Washington food economy. 

Dan Arnett, Cooperator in Chief at Central Co-op said, “Part of being a co-op is uniting with other like-minded businesses to remain competitive. PCC shares our values and, together, we can make a positive impact in shaping the food landscape in this neighborhood. We’re happy to welcome PCC to Madison Valley, and excited to form a deeper partnership in the coming months.” 

The project’s location is the current East Madison site of City People’s Garden Store, which recently announced the store’s closure at the end of 2016. “We share Velmeir’s enthusiasm for PCC as the anchor tenant in this project and believe they will be a terrific asset to the neighborhood on many levels,” said Dianne Casper, Co-owner at City People’s. “And we value Velmeir’s track record of working with communities and their history of listening to local needs and concerns and adapting designs in response to feedback. Ultimately we believe this project, which brings a top-notch local retailer in PCC, increases the housing stock, and incorporates thoughtful design, will be a major asset for the Madison Valley community and a positive legacy from us.” 

Velmeir plans to break ground in early 2017 and open the retail space and apartments in 2018. The building is designed by Charles Strazzara, partner at local architecture firm Studio Meng Strazzara. 

ABOUT THE VELMEIR COMPANIES 

The Velmeir Companies is a full-service commercial retail development company that specializes in retail and mixed-use projects. With hundreds of thousands of square feet developed across the country, The Velmeir Companies is very proud of its list of clients, which includes some of the country’s finest retail concepts. Velmeir prides itself on the partnerships it builds with its communities and neighbors, and the quality of services it provides. 

ABOUT PCC NATURAL MARKETS 

Founded in 1953, PCC Natural Markets is a certified organic retail cooperative with annual sales of $250 million and an active membership of more than 56,000 households. PCC is headquartered in Seattle and operates stores in the greater Seattle area, including Fremont, Greenlake Aurora, Greenlake Village, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Columbia City, View Ridge and West Seattle, and Edmonds. A new store in Bothell, Wash. will open in Summer 2016. For more information visit pccnaturalmarkets.com.

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Mar 22 - Apr 4, 2016

APRIL 4, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are city planning items of interest and the Dept. of Construction & Inspections Land Use notices within the last two weeks for communities from 21st Ave east to Lake Washington and E Union St north to SR-520.

 

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2322 E Denny Way

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. 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. Zone: Arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay, Lowrise 2, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′

Notice of Application

 

118 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise 1, Potential slide area, liquefaction prone soils

Notice of Decision

 

111 21st Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 75 apartment units. Storage for 57 bicycles to be provided within the structure. Existing structures to be demolished. Zone: Lowrise-3, Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay

Notice of Decision

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map
Seattle In Progress

 

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City People’s Update

APRIL 3, 2016 | LINDY WISHARD

On April 1st I met with the new owner/developer and a representative from his public relations firm. Nat Stratton Clarke, president of the Merchants Association, and Kathryn Keller, our land-use guru, were also present for the discussion. I’m pleased to report the meeting went well. It is still early in the project cycle, however, and many details are yet to come. Following are the highlights of our meeting:

Cooperation: Everyone at the table agreed to work together to ensure the success of the project, continued improvement of the neighborhood, and the overall good of the community. 

Retail: A lease has been signed for the retail space on the first floor. The announcement of the tenant is expected later this month. The new owner has confirmed it will not be a drugstore. 

Timeline: It is still too early to establish a definite timeline.

Concerns: Residents and merchants have shared their concerns with me and Nat, and we discussed this list with the team.

1. Geology of the site. The site geo-tech study was complete last week, and the results will be submitted to the Dept. of Planning and Development as part of the permitting process. It is likely that the city will approve development of the site as additional shoring and foundation work will provide the necessary stability for the building and hillside.

2. Construction period. We explained the problems we had with construction worker parking, lane closing, and reduced street parking on Madison St. during the storm water and Madison Lofts projects. Unlike those previous projects, most of the construction staging this time will happen on the site itself, not on the street, and the owner pledged to do his best to keep those problems to a minimum. We agreed to put in place a communication plan to address those issues as the work goes forward.

3. Size of the building. The neighborhood is zoned for a building 40′ tall. Drawings illustrating the mass of the building will be available in the coming months. 

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4. Design of the building. The city requires a review process to ensure that the scale, design, and materials will be in keeping with the land use code and zoning rules. As part of the design review the community can provide feedback to the review board, which is able to veto anything truly objectionable. More information about the design review process can be read on their site.

Nat and I will continue to be in close contact with all parties through this process, and will keep everyone up to date as the project evolves. Please check madisonvalley.org for updates or subscribe to our news articles via email.

 

Lindy Wishard is the president of the Madison Valley Community Council.

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Feb 24 - Mar 21, 2016

MARCH 22, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are city planning items of interest and the Dept. of Construction & Inspections Land Use notices within the last month for communities from 21st Ave east to Lake Washington and E Union St north to SR-520.

 

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2100 E Madison St

Design Review Meeting on Wed. March 23, 8:00 p.m., Seattle University Student Center 210 for land Use Application to allow a 6-story structure containing 50 apartment units and 3,800 sq. ft. of commercial at street level. Parking for 20 vehicles to be provided. Existing structure to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 3-65′ Pedestrian, Arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village Overlay.

Notice of Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting

 

1115 34th Ave

Streamlined Design Review for proposed two, three-story structures containing two live-work units and four townhouses. Surface parking for four vehicles to be provided. Existing structure to be demolished. The Director will accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the early design guidance through March 23, 2016. 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. Please note that this is the only opportunity to comment on this proposal. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 1-30′, Lowrise-2, Arterial within 100 ft.

Notice of Streamlined Design Review

 

2812 E Union St

Land Use application to subdivide one parcel of land into two parcels of land. Proposed sizes are: A) 3,953 sq. ft. and B) 1,843 sq. ft. Existing structures to be demolished.  Zone: Lowrise-1, Arterial within 100 ft.

Notice of Application

 

130 21st Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-3, Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village Overlay

Notice of Application

 

132 21st Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-3, Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village Overlay

Notice of Application

 

139 22nd Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-3, Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village Overlay

Notice of Application

 

141 22nd Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-3, Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village Overlay

Notice of Application

 

1711 25th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-1, Steep slope (>=40%)

Notice of Application

 

457 39th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a new three story, single family dwelling unit in an environmentally critical area. Parking for one vehicle to be located within the structure. The following approvals are required: Variance to allow development in a steep slope area. Zone: Urban Residential, Potential slide area, Steep Slope (>=40%), Scenic view within 500 ft., Single Family 7200  

Notice of Application

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, Feb 9 - Feb 23, 2016

FEBRUARY 23, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are city planning items of interest and the Dept. of Construction & Inspections Land Use notices within the last two weeks for communities from 21st Ave east to Lake Washington and E Union St north to SR-520.

 

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HALA Community Focus Groups

The Office of Planning & Community Development is recruiting for a large and diverse group of residents to help shape the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda. Community focus groups will have representatives from each Urban Village and will talk through some of these big HALA proposals. This is a year-long commitment and one important way to give input to the City on what you think of these proposals. People who live in multi-family zones or the Urban Villages, renters and owners, are needed to share your views and experiences because this will directly affect you. Applications due Friday, February 26.

Apply Today!

 

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2603 E Thomas St

Appeal to the Hearing Examiner regarding the city’s Determination of Non-Significance (no environmental impact statement required) and no conditions imposed for proposed three-story, five unit row house on a 4,800 sq ft lot in an environmentally critical area. Zone: Potential Slide Area, Lowrise-2

Appeal Hearing Notice

 

2609 E Thomas St

Appeal to the Hearing Examiner regarding the city’s Determination of Non-Significance (no environmental impact statement required) and no conditions imposed for proposed five unit row house structure 4,800 sq ft lot in an environmentally critical area. Zone: Potential Slide Area, Lowrise-2

Appeal Hearing Notice

 

131 22nd Ave E

Streamline Design Review to allow one three-story townhouse structure containing seven residential units. Parking for three vehicles to be provided within the structure and four surface parking spaces. Existing structure to be demolished. Zone: Lowrise-3, Urban Village overlay, scenic view within 500 ft.

Notice of Streamlined Design Review

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, Jan 25 - Feb 8, 2016

FEBRUARY 9, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Construction & Inspections Land Use notices within the last two weeks for communities from 21st Ave east to Lake Washington and E Union St north to SR-520.

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2603 E Thomas St

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into five unit lots. This is part of the development of two properties, 2603 and 2609 E Thomas, which had environmental review under other project notices. A number of the neighbors are concerned that 10 row houses are being built on a steeply sloped, potential land slide area. 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. Zone: Potential Slide Area, Lowrise-2

Notice of Decision

 

2220 E Union St

The first design review meeting for the property on the NW corner of 23rd & Union is February 17, 8:00 p.m., at Seattle University (see notice for details). This will be an opportunity to see what ideas Lake Union Partners are proposing for the site of the gas station & mini-mart, Alleycat Acres’ garden and Cappy’s Gym. Project includes construction of a six story, 144 unit apartment building with 11,641 sq. ft. of ground floor retail. Parking for 109 vehicles will be located at, and below grade. Review includes demolition of existing structures. Council Land Use Action to rezone a 29,044 sq. ft. portion of land, NC2P-40’ to NC2P-65’ (24,449 sq. ft.) and NC2-40’ to NC2-65' (4,595 sq. ft.).

Notice of Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting

 

3014 E Denny Way

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. Existing residential units to remain. 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 lot.

Zone: Single Family 5000, Liquefaction prone soils

Notice of Decision

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, Dec 15 - Jan 25, 2016

JANUARY 25, 2016 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices, all within the last two weeks, and announcements of interest for communities from 21st Ave east to Lake Washington and E Union St north to SR-520.

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2603 E Thomas St

Land Use Application to allow a three-story, five unit rowhouse in an environmentally critical area. Three surface parking spaces provided on site. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Potential Slide Area, Lowrise-2

Notice of Decision

 

2609 E Thomas St

Land Use Application to allow a five-unit rowhouse structure in an environmentally critical area. Surface parking for five vehicles to be provided. Existing single family residence to be removed. Environmental Review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Potential Slide Area, Lowrise-2

Notice of Decision

 

1629 42nd Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6442134. 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. Zone: Lowrise-1, Scenic view within 500 ft.

Notice of Decision

 

1711 25th Ave

Land Use Application to allow four, 3-story single family residences in an environmentally critical area. Parking for four vehicles to be provided. Existing structure to be demolished. Environmental Review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Lowrise-1, Steep slope (>=40%)

Notice of Decision

 

Seattle at Work - Housing Affordability

Join Mayor Murray & department directors to discuss how Seattle is at work in your neighborhood & throughout the city. We’ll be continuing the conversation around the Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda, and we’d like your help in creating new programs aimed at increasing housing affordability, reducing housing barriers, & strengthening tenant protections.

Tuesday, January 26, 5 – 7pm
Seattle City Hall
600 4th Ave

 

Backyard Cottages - Second Community Meeting

Expanding the construction of backyard cottages could provide thousands of new housing units throughout Seattle and give homeowners an opportunity to earn stable, extra income and remain in their homes. Join us, along with Councilmember Mike O’Brien, at public meetings to discuss policy options that would encourage production of backyard cottages.

Wednesday, February 3, 6 – 7:30pm
Wallingford Senior Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, Dec 1 - 14, 2015

DECEMBER 15, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices and announcements of interest in the last two weeks for communities from 21st Ave east to Lake Washington and E Union St north to SR-520.

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2609 E Thomas St

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into five unit lots. 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. Zone: Potential Slide Area, Lowrise-2

Notice of Application

 

118 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. 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. Zone: Lowrise-1, Potential slide area, Liquefaction prone soils

Notice of Application

 

1425 22nd Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide two parcels into three parcels of land. Proposed parcel sizes are: A) 5,080 sq. ft., B) 5,006 sq. ft., and C) 5,158 sq. ft. Existing structures to remain. Zone: Single Family 5000, Urban Village Overlay

Notice of Application

 

2603 E Thomas St

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into five unit lots. 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. Zone: Potential Slide Area, Lowrise-2

Notice of Application

 

Backyard Cottages Community Meetings

Expanding the construction of backyard cottages could provide thousands of new housing units throughout Seattle and give homeowners an opportunity to earn stable, extra income and remain in their homes. Join us, along with Councilmember Mike O’Brien, at two public meetings to discuss policy options that would encourage production of backyard cottages.

 

Tuesday, January 19   6 – 7:30pm
Filipino Community Center
5740 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way

 

Tuesday, January 26   6 – 7:30pm
Loyal Heights Community Center
2101 NW 77th St

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, November 1 - 30, 2015

DECEMBER 1, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices in the last month for communities from 21st Ave East to Lake Washington and E Union St north to SR-520.

 

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1834 38th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a new single family residence with a variance. Parking for two vehicles to be provided. Zone: Single Family 5000

Notice of Decision

 

728 21st Ave E

Land Use Application to allow an 8,932 sq. ft. addition to an existing institution (Holy Names Academy). The project includes removing and replacing an elevated walkway with a 2-story addition for cafeteria expansion, common area, conference room and rooftop deck. Zone: Single Family 5000, Arterial within 100 ft.

Notice of Decision

 

112 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. 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.  Zone: Lowrise-1, Potential slide area, Liquefaction prone soils Note: the original lot was divided last year, and the plans call for rowhouses on the street front and townhouses on what is the back half with the address 118 27th E.  

Notice of Application

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map
Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, Oct 8 - Oct 29, 2015

OCTOBER 31, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices in the last three weeks for communities from 21st Ave east to Lake Washington and E Union St north to SR-520.

 

1106 34th Ave

Council Land Use Action to rezone a 4,808 sq. ft. portion of land from LR2 to NC1-30 and a 6,109 sq. ft. portion of land from LR2 to LR3. The property is bounded on the South by East Spring Street, to the West by 34th Avenue, to the North by a commercial building at 1112 34th Ave and to the East by an unimproved alley adjacent to 1101 35th Avenue.

Notice of Application

 

1711 25th Ave

Land Use Application to allow four, 3-story single family residences in an environmentally critical area. Parking for four vehicles to be provided. Existing structure to be demolished. Environmental Review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Lowrise-1, Steep Slope (>=40%)

Notice of Application

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Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, Sep 9 - Oct 7, 2015

OCTOBER 8, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices for the last month, along with Seattle citywide planning and land use projects of interest. We have newly expanded coverage including the communities east of 21st to Lake Washington and north of Union to roughly SR-520 and Union Bay.

 

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1629 42nd Ave E
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6442134. 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. Zoning: Lowrise 1, Scenic View
Notice of Application

2100 E Madison St
Land Use Application to allow a 6-story structure containing 50 residential units and 3,800 sq. ft. of commercial at street level. Parking for 20 vehicles to be provided. Existing structure to be demolished. Zoning: Neighborhood Commercial 3-65’ Pedestrian, Arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village Overlay
Notice of Application

3014 E Denny Way
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units are under Project #361784/547561. 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 lot. Zoning: Single Family 5000, Liquefaction Prone Soils
Notice of Application

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress 

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, Aug 21 - Sep 8, 2015

SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices pertaining to the Madison Valley community from the last three weeks, along with Seattle citywide actions of interest.

 

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203 24th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a four-story structure containing 38 small efficiency dwelling units. Zone: Lowrise-3, arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay  Comments may be submitted through: 9/16/2015

Notice of Application

 

Select Committee on Housing Affordability

The Select Committee will work with the Mayor and members of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Committee to increase housing affordability in the City. The Select Committee will be informed by recommendations presented in July 2015 by the HALA Advisory Committee and the Mayor's Roadmap to an Affordable and Livable City.

*Share your feedback and priorities on the HALA recommendations. The HALA Commitee has spoken. Now the Council wants to hear your thoughts on affordable housing.

Public Hearing
Wednesday, September 9, 5:30 p.m.
Council Chambers
600 4th Avenue

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The Seattle City Council is considering a proposed ordinance that would add a new would establish a framework for an Affordable Housing Impact Mitigation Program to partially mitigate the impacts of commercial development on the need for affordable housing. 

Public Hearing - Wednesday, September 30, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers 600 4th Avenue

 

City Council Public Hearing on Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments for 2015-2016

The City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee will hold a public hearing on proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments for 2015 amendment cycle. The public hearing will be during the PLUS Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 2:00 in the Seattle City Council Chamber, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue.

Notice of Public Hearing

 

Seattle 2035 Draft Comprehensive Plan

The recent building boom is a reminder that Seattle is an attractive and growing place. Continued growth will present challenges about how the City can ensure that everyone in the city will have a chance to prosper.  This Plan provides long-term guidance that will help the City make decisions about managing growth over the next 20 years and providing services to make the growth for all of the city.  Since the Plan was first adopted in 1994, it has embraced the concept of sustainable growth, meaning that the City would accommodate additional people and businesses, while also aiming to maintain and enhance resources for future generations.  Join the conversation, comment period is extended to November 20.

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, July 30 - August 20, 2015

AUGUST 23, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices pertaining to the Madison Valley community from the last three weeks, along with Seattle citywide actions of interest.

 

City Council Public Hearing on Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments for 2015-2016

The City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee will hold a public hearing on proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments for 2015 amendment cycle. The public hearing will be during the PLUS Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 2:00 in the Seattle City Council Chamber, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue.

Notice of Public Hearing

 

2609 E Thomas St

Land Use Application to allow a three-story structure containing five residential units in an environmentally critical area. Surface parking for five vehicles to be provided. Existing single family residence to be removed. Zone: Potential Slide Area, Lowrise-2

Notice of Application

 

1733 27th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6428351. 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. Environmental review conducted under Project #3018450. Zone: Lowrise 1, Potential Slide Area, Steep Slope (>=40%)

Notice of Decision

 

Select Committee on Housing Affordability

The Select Committee will work with the Mayor and members of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Committee to increase housing affordability in the City. The Select Committee will be informed by recommendations presented in July 2015 by the HALA Advisory Committee and the Mayor's Roadmap to an Affordable and Livable City.

Wednesday, September 9, 5:30 p.m. (Public Hearing), Location to be determined

 

Seattle 2035 Draft Comprehensive Plan

The recent building boom is a reminder that Seattle is an attractive and growing place. Continued growth will present challenges about how the City can ensure that everyone in the city will have a chance to prosper.  This Plan provides long-term guidance that will help the City make decisions about managing growth over the next 20 years and providing services to make the growth for all of the city.  Since the Plan was first adopted in 1994, it has embraced the concept of sustainable growth, meaning that the City would accommodate additional people and businesses, while also aiming to maintain and enhance resources for future generations.  Join the conversation, comments due by the end of September.

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Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, July 7 - July 27, 2015

JULY 31, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices pertaining to the Madison Valley community from the last three weeks. 

 

224 23rd Ave E (revised app)

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 6 small efficiency dwelling units and 4 apartments. No purposed (sic) parking. Existing duplex structure to remain (12 total units).

Notice of Application

Project # 3020668

 

1733 27th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. 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.

Notice of Application

Project # 3021255 

 

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307 36th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one parcel into two parcels of land in an environmentally critical area. Proposed parcel sizes are: A) 5,039 sq. ft. and B) 5,068 sq. ft. Existing structures to remain.

Notice of Decision

Project # 3019041

 

2603 E Thomas St

Land Use Application to allow a three-story, five unit rowhouse in an environmentally critical area. Three surface parking spaces provided on site. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision.

Notice of Application

Project # 3020412

 

227 23rd Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. 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.

Notice of Decision

Project # 3020249 

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map 
Design Review Board

Buildings in Design Review Map

Seattle In Progress

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, June 1 - July 6, 2015

JULY 7, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices pertaining to the Madison Valley community from the last month.

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2100 E Madison St 

(a bit outside Madison Valley, but a significant development)

The proposal is to allow a 6-story, 50 unit apartment building with retail located at street level. Parking for 22 vehicles will be located below grade. Existing structure (Firestone Tire Center) to be demolished.

Notice of Design Review Early Design Guidance Meeting

Project # 3020124

 

224 23rd Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 6 small efficiency dwelling units and 4 apartments. No purposed (sic) parking. Existing duplex structure to remain (12 total units).

Notice of Application

Project # 3020668

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map (Click the markers for more info.)
Design Review Board schedules and documents

https://www.seattleinprogress.com/ (New evolving website that has easy links to design proposals)

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, Apr 27 - May 1, 2015

MAY 5, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices pertaining to the Madison Valley community from the last week.  Note that the absence of recent reports is due to no notices pertaining to the Madison Valley community for most of April. 

 

227 23rd Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. The construction of residential units is under project 6405859. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Application

Project #3020249 

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Pedestrian Designation for Neighborhood Commercial Zones (including Madison Valley)

The Seattle City Council is considering Council Bill (CB) 118383, which would amend land use regulations that pertain to Pedestrian (P) designations and neighborhood commercial zoning districts, and would amend the Official Land Use Map to add P designations in 42 neighborhoods.

Notice of Opportunity to Comment

Council Bill Details

 

Amendments to Lowrise Multi-Family Zoning Regulations

The Seattle City Council is proposing to amend the Land Use Code (Title 23 of the Seattle Municipal Code) to make adjustments and corrections to the regulatory framework for Lowrise zones.

Notice of Public Hearing

Backgound and Legislation

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map (Click the markers for more info.)
Design Review Board schedules and documents

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, Mar 16 - 20, 2015

MARCH 23, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices pertaining to the Madison Valley community from the last week.

 

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1733 27th Ave

Land Use Application to allow a 3-unit rowhouse structure in an environmentally critical area. Parking for two vehicles to be provided within two of the residential units, and one surface parking space. Existing single family residence to be demolished under a separate permit. Project also includes 1,500 cu. yds. of grading. Environmental Review includes future unit lot subdivision.

Notice of Decision
Project #3018450

 

1722 27th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6360009. 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.

Notice of Decision
Project# 3016318 

 

1726 27th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6338997. 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.

Notice of Decision
Project# 3016316

 

502 Lake Washington Blvd E

Land Use Application to allow 2,966 sq. ft. of vegetation removal and revegetation in an environmentally critical area. Project includes upgrade to retaining walls, stairs, and walkways.

Notice of Decision
Project# 3017958

 

1141 M L King Jr Way

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 41 apartment units above 6,091 sq. ft. of commercial space. Parking for 27 vehicles to be provided. Existing structure to be demolished. 

Notice of Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting
Project# 3015747

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map (Click the markers for more info.)
Design Review Board schedules and documents

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley, Mar 5 - 12, 2015

MARCH 15, 2015 | KATHRYN KELLER

This week we introduce a new series by Kathryn Keller on Madison Valley Land Use Notices.

Here are the Dept. of Planning and Development’s Land Use notices pertaining to the Madison Valley community from the last week.

 

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203 24th Ave E

The proposal is for a 5-story apartment building with 27 small efficiency dwelling units.

Notice of Administrative Design Review
Parcel Information
Project # 3018090  

 

217 23rd Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. 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.

Application Granted
Notice of Decision
Project #6404983

 

2305 E Madison St 

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story residential structure containing 50 units above 3,492 sq. ft. of retail space.  Surface parking for 13 vehicles to be provided.

Notice of Design Review Board Recommendation Meeting
Design review materials (from prior early design guidance phase)
​Project # 3015490

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map (Click the markers for more info.)
Design Review Board schedules and documents

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