Development: Design meeting for apartment building at site of Viking tavern

Another meeting on Monday, March 18 is being convened by the Department of Planning and Development regarding the five-story, 25-unit, 2,665 sq. ft. apartment building addition being proposed for the site at 24th Ave NW and NW 64th St. It might be better known as the spot where the 50-year-old Viking tavern and 2 and 1/2 Happy Barbers reside, the buildings of which will be demolished to make way for the new apartment building, "Ballard Lofts."

If you need to catch up, you can read our story about the design here, or Columnist Peggy Sturdivant's piece on developer Bill Parks here.

Here's how the meeting will go, according to the Department of Planning and Development:

An application for Design Review related to future development of this site has been submitted to DPD. The second stage of Design Review is the Recommendation phase. At the Design Review Board Second Recommendation meeting, the following occurs:

  • The applicant will present information about the proposed design and how it responds to the Design Guideline priorities established at the previous Early Design Guidance meeting(s).
  • The public may offer comments regarding the proposed design.*
  • The Design Review Board will offer their recommendations regarding the design to the Director of the DPD.

*Please note that public comment at the Recommendation meeting is limited to design considerations; if environmental review is triggered, comments related to environmental impacts may be sent to DPD during review of the Master Use Permit.

Date: Monday, March 18, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ballard High School Library, 1418 NW 65th Street

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