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Residents can still comment on what they would like studied as part the environmental impact statement that will be completed as part of Seattle Pacific University's new 20-year major institution master plan. Comments will be accepted through Monday.
Photo by Jessica Keller Residents can still comment on what they would like studied as part the environmental impact statement that will be completed as part of Seattle Pacific University's new 20-year major institution master plan. Comments will be accepted through Monday.

Residents still have time to comment on three different development efforts taking place in Queen Anne and Magnolia.

MAGNOLIA

The Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections is currently reviewing the Master Use Permit application for the proposed Safeway and housing development at 2550 32nd Ave. W., Magnolia. The project calls for a seven-story, 146-unit apartment building with a Safeway and parking for 221 vehicles. The developer is seeking approval for the design review and the SEPA Environmental Determination. Residents have until Feb. 8 to submit comments to SDCI. According to the public notice, this may be the only opportunity residents may have to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed development. To learn more about the project or see past documents, go to the Seattle Services Portal, https://cosaccela.seattle.gov/portal/welcome.aspx, and enter the project number 3034353-LU. Comments for the project should be sent to planner David Landry, either by email at PRC@seattle.gov or to Department of Construction & Inspections, ATTN: Public Resource Center, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.

 

UPPER QUEEN ANNE

In addition, residents can comment on the proposed Safeway and housing development at 2100 Queen Anne Ave. N. The project calls for the existing Safeway to be demolished and a seven-story, 324-unit building with retail — a 50,000-square-feet Safeway — and parking for 344 vehicles built in its place. The project is coming before the Design Review Board for a second recommendation meeting, Feb. 3. SDCI will accept written comments regarding the design of the new development through Feb. 2. Submit all comments and requests to be made party of record to PRC@seattle.gov or Department of Construction & Inspections, ATTN: Public Resource Center, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019. The meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Feb. 3 online, https://bit.ly/Mtg3034141. Listen Line: 206-207-1700 - Passcode: 146 691 0786. People can sign up for public comment at https://bit.ly/Comment3034141.

To learn more about the project or the previous documents submitted, go to https://cosaccela.seattle.gov/portal/welcome and type in the project number: 3034141-LU.

SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

As well, residents have until Jan. 25 to comment on what they would like professionals to study when they complete an Environmental Impact Statement on elements included in Seattle Pacific University’s proposed 20-year Major Institution Master Plan. Suggested scoping topics include proposed height, bulk and scale of new buildings; land use; parking; traffic and transportation; and shadows on open space. The Citizens Advisory Committee for the MIMP project further refined the scope of the EIS by requesting closer looks at parking, historic buildings, plans for open space and impacts on neighbors from additional residence halls proposed in the plan.

At a meeting last week hosted by the Queen Anne Community Council Land Use Review Committee, members discussed what they would like to be studied as part of the EIS. One source of concern was what impact closing certain streets could have on residents, especially those who travel through the neighborhood to get to Nickerson Street, as well as impacts to traffic because of those closures.

Resident Amy Carlson said she would like SPU to include dedicated traffic signals at some of the intersections on campus. While there is a left-turn signal on Nickerson for drivers turning onto Third, there is no left-turn signal for drivers on Third turning left onto Nickerson. When students are crossing Nickerson at Third to get to or from classes separate from the main campus, traffic on Third backs up during those times, and a left-turn signal could help alleviate problems.

QACC member Sharon LeVine said she wants to ensure the study takes into account cumulative impacts the MIMP will have in the neighborhood.

“They need to look at what’s going to happen to our community in years to come,” LeVine said.

To comment on what should be included in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement, people can mail their comments to Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, Attn: Abby Weber, Land Use Planner, PO Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124. Comments can also be emailed to prc@seattle.gov.

People can review the SDCI project file by going to http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/ and entering in the project number, 3035844-LU.

To review the concept plan at the Seattle Department of Neighborhood’s website, http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/major-institutions-and-schools/major-institution-advisory-committees/seattle-pacific-university.