Admiral Safeway project: Newest design proposal is now online

This Thursday, the newest design proposal for the redeveloped Admiral Safeway site goes before the Southwest Design Review Board (8 pm, Youngstown Arts Center, after The Kenney‘s presentation at 6:30). Last week, we brought you a sneak peek at the latest plan, with photos of drawings shown at the Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s monthly meeting. Company and architect reps told us at the time that electronic copies would be available within days, since they had to get the design-proposal presentation to the city – and in fact, it’s available online tonight – you can download it here – warning, big file (17MB PDF), which includes the drawing you see above, and much more.

9 Replies to "Admiral Safeway project: Newest design proposal is now online"

  • Alki Area October 19, 2009 (7:30 pm)

    Very nice. For better or worse, no one can say the current building and parking lots are “nicer” than this. It’s what the green/transit folks want, more density and tightly packed urban planning. What’s not to like?

  • Yeah me October 20, 2009 (8:37 am)

    Parking on the roof?

  • Alvis October 20, 2009 (11:08 am)

    A northbound bus connection should be part of the final design. This point was raised early on at a public meeting and a Safeway rep said with a straight face that having a convenient bus stop would encourage thieves to run from the store and hop the bus as their getaway vehicle.

  • 35this35mph October 20, 2009 (12:35 pm)

    LOL! Only thieves who can afford cars please!

  • KBear October 20, 2009 (1:07 pm)

    Would Safeway prefer that the car-less buy their groceries elsewhere?

  • elw October 20, 2009 (1:38 pm)

    because buses are so much harder to catch up with than cars…

  • KBear October 20, 2009 (2:18 pm)

    If they really want to prevent theft and they don’t care about inconveniencing their customers, they could just lock their doors.

  • Free Lunch October 21, 2009 (5:51 pm)

    What’s the problem with the bus? Isn’t there a northbound stop right across the street, in front of Zatz bagels and Wells Fargo? Come on, people – if you have a bus stop every 100 feet, it would take you forever to get anywhere.

  • Forest October 21, 2009 (8:08 pm)

    Free Lunch – There’s no northbound bus stop across the street, assuming you mean across Lander Street. Despite the tiny bench installed there, that passenger stop was closed years ago and Metro for some reason uses it only for bus layover parking 24 hours a day. The nearest northbound bus stops for passengers are near Hiawatha’s midblock staircase across the street from PCC and in front of Zatz across from the Admiral Theater. The gap between the two stops is probably double the distance between other northbound stops on California Avenue.
    I’m near enough that walking to Admiral Safeway is way easier than driving or taking the bus, but I definitely can see why a number of bus riders find shopping at Safeway is more trouble than it’s worth. Their wish for a stop there is quite legit.

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