Ballard Development: Wilson Middle School to be demolished and design review scheduled

The Department of Planning and Development has released an update for development in the Northwest area of Seattle.

Wilson Middle School in Greenwood is planned to be demolished in order to build another school. There is also a land use application to build a four-story, 30 unit structure in Ballard. In addition, there are three decisions for land use action and one announcement for design review for a six-story, 81 unit residential building. The plan provides 40 parking units.

Information provided by the DPD

Comments may be submitted through: 05/07/2014

1436 N.W. 62nd St.:

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 30 residential units. No parking proposed. Existing structures to be demolished.

The following approvals are required:

Design Review

SEPA Environmental Determination (This project is subject to the Optional DNS Process (WAC 197-11-355) and Early DNS Process (SMC 25.05.355). This comment period may be the only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of this proposal.)

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1330 N. 90TH St.:

Land Use Application to allow a 2-story 90,763 sq. ft. structure (elementary school building) and a 3-story 139,372 sq. ft. structure (middle school building) and to demolish 102,916 sq. ft. building (Wilson Middle School). Surface parking for 198 vehicles to be provided. Project also includes 36,126 cubic yards of grading, and removal of one exceptional tree. Determination of Non-Significance is being prepared by Seattle Public Schools.

The following approvals are required:

SEPA to approve, condition or deny pursuant to 25.05.660.

Other permits that may be needed which are not included in this application:

Building Permit
Demolition Permit
Grading Permit

Wilson

Decisions:

Appeals of this decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 5/8/2014.

6711 ALONZO AVE NW:

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units are under Project #6381494. 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.

CONDITION OF APPROVAL:

Add an easement or covenant to allow for the proper posting of address signage for all unit lots that do not have street frontage. This unit lot subdivision will provide pedestrian and vehicular access (including emergency vehicles), and public and private utilities. For all unit lots proposed without street frontage, this plat will be required to provide an easement or covenant to allow for the proper posting of address signage.

2414 N.W. 62ND St.:

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units are under Project #6369004. 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.

2651 N.W. 64TH St.:
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units has been approved under Project #6353498. 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.

Design Review:

1516 N.W. 51st St.:

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This proposal is for a 6-story, 81 unit residential building with a 700 sq. ft. live-work unit at ground level. Surface parking for 40 vehicles will be provided on the site. Existing structure to be demolished.

MEETING

Date: Monday, May 12, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Ballard Community Center
6020 28th Ave NW
Sunset/Captain Ballard Room

All meeting facilities are ADA compliant. Translators or interpreters provided upon request. Please contact the Public Resource Center (206-684-8467 or prc@seattle.gov) at least five business days prior to the meeting to request this service.

OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT

The Director will accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the early design guidance through May 12, 2014. 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.

Comments and requests to be made party of record should be submitted to PRC@seattle.gov or

City of Seattle – DPD – PRC
700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019

PROCESS

An application for Design Review related to future development of this site has been submitted to the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). The first phase of Design Review includes the Early Design Guidance (EDG) meeting. At the Early Design Guidance meeting, the following occurs:

The applicants will present information about the site and vicinity as well as early massing design concepts.
The public may offer comments regarding the design of a development on the subject site.*
The Design Review Board will provide guidance and identify those Design Guidelines of highest priority for the design as it moves forward towards Master Use Permit (MUP) application.
Following the meeting, DPD will issue a written Early Design Guidance report summarizing the meeting. This report will be sent to those who signed in at the meeting or otherwise requested a copy.

*Please note that public comment at the EDG 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 DPD following notice of that review.

MORE INFORMATION

This proposal may be viewed at our Design Review Program website at http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/Planning/Design_Review_Program/Overview/. For more information regarding this application or the Design Review process, you may contact the Land Use Planner listed above, go to the Design Review Program website or visit our office at the address above. (We are open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10:30 am to 4 pm Tuesday and Thursday.)

We encourage our readers to comment. No registration is required. We ask that you keep your comments free of profanity and keep them civil. They are moderated and objectionable comments will be removed.