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.
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:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Design Reviews and Land Use Applications
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.
1000 E James Way
Student Center 160
Fr. LeRoux Conference Center
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.
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.
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.
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
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%)