The redeveloper of the Queen Anne Safeway will share plans for a new 50,000-square-foot grocery store with six stories of apartments on top during a community meeting this week. The West Design Review Board will get its first crack at assessing the project at an Early Design Guidance meeting a month later.

barrientosRyan, which is leading the redevelopment with Cahill Equities,  will provide an update to the Queen Anne Community Council’s Land Use Review Committee 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Queen Anne Manor.

Another meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Queen Anne Community Center.

The developer has been gathering community feedback since late last year. The project has met its outreach requirements, according to the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections.

The WDRB will review the Safeway redevelopment project at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Room One of the Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W.

The project proposes 310 apartments, mostly one-bedroom and open one-bedroom units, with 60 two-beds and 59 studios.

Developers opted into the Mandatory Housing Affordability program prior to its adoption, which included an upzone that allows for a maximum height of 75 feet. At least 20 percent of the units are planned to be at affordability levels set by the city.

Plans are to provide commercial and residential levels of parking for 160 and 194 vehicles, respectively.

The residential portion of the project will be divided among three buildings over the Safeway store on the 1.83-acre site.

barrientosRyan is seeking a departure to allow the Safeway building to be 269 feet wide along Queen Anne Avenue North in order to include a 60-foot-long plaza and make the bus stop area larger.

Code also requires that the 50,000-square-foot grocery store include eight small commercial spaces along Queen Anne Avenue, but the developer is asking to have Safeway be the only retail, arguing in the EDG packet that it would preclude a corner plaza amenity and residential spaces along First Avenue North.