LAND USE | Feb. 5, 2015

The following information was provided by the city’s Department of Planning and Development. Written comments on projects should be mailed to 700 Fifth Ave., Suite 2000, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.

Appeals are made to the Office of the Hearing Examiner, Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor (SMT-40-00), 700 Fifth Ave., Suite 4000, Seattle, WA 98104. Appeals must be accompanied by a $50 filing fee in a check payable to the City of Seattle.

The project number is in parentheses. For more information, call 684-8467.


Permit applications

10 W. FLORENTIA ST. (3018940) for a Land Use Application to allow a three-story apartment building containing two residential units, with parking for two vehicles to be provided at and below-grade in an environmentally critical area. Existing three-unit apartment building to remain. The following approval is required: 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. Building and demolition permits may be needed but were not included in this application. Written comments accepted through Feb. 18.


Permit decisions

356 GALER ST. (3017912) on a Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. The construction of residential units has been approved under Project No. 6406532. 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. The following appealable decision has been made based on submitted plans: Unit Lot Subdivision to create four unit lots granted. The hearing examiner must receive appeals of this decision no later than. Feb. 19.

22 ETRURIA ST. (3015568) on a Land Use Application to allow a five-story structure containing four live-work units and 96 residential units. Parking for 94 vehicles in total to be provided onsite in a below-grade parking garage and surface parking stall. Project includes grading. Existing structures to be demolished. The following appealable decisions have been made based on submitted plans: Administrative Conditional Use to allow residential use in a C2-40’ zone; Determination of Non-Significance with conditions (no Environmental Impact Statement required). Environmental review completed, and project conditioned as applicable. This DNS is issued using the optional DNS process in WAC 197.11.355 and SMC 25.05.355. The comment period was originally published on March 27, 2014, and there is no further comment period on this DNS. The hearing examiner must receive appeals of this decision no later than. Feb. 19.


Design reviews

701 FIFTH AVE. N. (3015918) of a five-story structure containing 104 residential units, with five live/work units located at grade. Parking for 80 vehicles to be provided below grade. Existing structure to be removed.

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.

The meeting will take place on Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Queen Anne Community Center (1901 First Ave. W.), in Room No. 1.

The DPD director will accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the Early Design Guidance through Feb. 25. Comments regarding important site planning and design issues for this project are welcome. Comments and requests to be made party of record should be submitted to or City of Seattle – DPD – PR, 700 Fifth Ave., Suite 2000, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019

For more information, call DPD land-use planner Katy Haima at (206) 684-4193.