Admiral Safeway: Rezoning hearing set; decision on 1st building

If you’re following the Admiral Safeway redevelopment project – still working its way through the approval process – there are two notices worth noting this morning: First, this one includes word that the city Department of Planning and Development is recommending approval of the rezoning that’s required for Safeway’s plan, and has set the mandatory public hearing before the city Hearing Examiner – 9 am April 16. Second, here’s the land-use decision on the 1st building that’s planned for the site – the smaller, California-fronting 7,000-square-foot retail building in the left foreground of the rendering above. Safeway had said it wants to build that first, so that its pharmacy can move there and continue service while the main store is closed for construction. As with all such decisions, this one is appealable, and the notice says April 8 is the deadline for that. (For more on the project, see our report on its final Design Review meeting.)

6 Replies to "Admiral Safeway: Rezoning hearing set; decision on 1st building"

  • JanS March 25, 2010 (5:46 pm)

    The wheels turn very slowly..hope that they can get started on this soon. Our neighborhood is going to be all the better for it when it’s done.

  • miws March 26, 2010 (1:27 pm)

    Aw, c’mon Jan! ‘fess up! You just want the project to get underway so you can ogle all of the hunky construction guys! ;)



  • dsa March 26, 2010 (8:36 pm)

    Alki bike and the bank get booted out so Safeway can keep it’s pharmacy open? Is that correct?

  • miws March 26, 2010 (10:29 pm)

    Where did you hear that, dsa?


    Seems odd that nobody, especially WSB would not have word on it by now. Seems that would have been established fairly early in the planning process.


    I did a little Googling, and didn’t come up with anything, including no mention on Alki B & B’s site.



    • WSB March 27, 2010 (1:51 am)

      This is NOT on the site of Alki Bike and Board, the bank, the future bakery, etc. That’s not Safeway property. The smaller new building will be built on what is now part of Safeway’s parking lot, immediately south of Chase etc. – TR

  • dsa March 27, 2010 (3:35 pm)

    Thanks for the clarification miws and WSB.

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