Appeal hearing scheduled for 33-home proposal near Puget Park

The proposal for 33 homes on a site in the 4700 block of 15th SW (west of here) has been in the works since at least 2006, according to city records, but – as reported here August 10th – a new “determination of non-significance” was recently issued. Now, that decision has been appealed. Today’s Land Use Information Bulletin says the hearing is scheduled for 9 am October 27 (at the Hearing Examiner‘s offices, 40th floor of the Municipal Tower downtown).

6 Replies to "Appeal hearing scheduled for 33-home proposal near Puget Park"

  • Robert September 8, 2009 (9:42 am)

    Little boxes on the hillside…

  • Katy L September 8, 2009 (10:42 am)

    My understanding is that this was a dumping ground for concrete slurry in the 60s, subsequently making it a super fund site. The existing homes up there have a water main that pre-dates the dumping so is okay. This new development would require a new water main–but the soil is still very contaminated (according to state records, from what a local resident tells me).

    It will be interesting, to say the least, how the city decides to rule on this. I’m all for urban density instead of suburban sprawl, but this seems to stretch the bounds of environmental safety for current and future residents.

  • WSB September 8, 2009 (12:54 pm)

    We intend to cover the appeal hearing but just so everyone knows, Hearing Examiner hearings are open to the public, and often really interesting if you are able to take the time away to be there – TR

  • LiouxLioux September 8, 2009 (3:49 pm)

    33 households complaining about industrial noise that’s been going on since before most of us showed up here, 33 households of cars driving to work, shop, play (nearest bus service is at Chelan/Spokane St unless they hike across the ravine to 21st Ave); that is, if 33 houses ever get sold…
    That area has always been one of my favorite little country-in-the-city neighborhoods.

  • ? Nulu September 8, 2009 (6:15 pm)

    Any info on who made the appeal and what it is for?

  • ? ? Nulu September 8, 2009 (6:30 pm)

    Katy L
    Thanks for the information. Super Fund listings – – shows no such Super Fund Site in this area.
    Is concrete slurry dangerous?
    And what are the environmental safety concerns?

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