LAND USE | Feb. 26, 2015

The city’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) provided the following information. 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

473 McGRAW ST. (3018638) for a Land Use Application to replace the existing porch roof and to add a trellis over the existing garage. The following approvals are required: Variance to allow expansions of a non-conforming structure (porch and trellis); Variance to allow a portion of a structure to extend into the required front yard (porch and trellis). Building permit may be needed but were not included in this application. Written comments accepted through March 11.


Permit decisions

3025 21ST AVE. W. (3018889) on a Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project No. 6398382. 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 March 9.


Design reviews

400 ROY ST. (3018206) of a five-story, 64-to 68-unit residential building with retail at street level. Parking for 32 vehicles is to be provided behind the retail space partially below-grade. Existing structure is to be demolished.

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 DPD director will accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the Early Design Guidance through March 18. Comments regarding 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 – PRC, 700 Fifth Ave., Suite 2000, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.

The meeting will take place March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Queen Anne Community Center (1901 First Ave. W.) in Room 1. (An Early Design Guidance meeting previously took place on Jan. 21, 2015.) 

For more information, call DPD land-use planner Beth Hardwick at (206) 684-0814.