Admiral Safeway rezoning goes to City Council committee Wed.

When last we updated the Admiral Safeway project – with this report that the smaller retail building on the northwest side of the current parking lot would not be built first, after all, and the interim pharmacy will instead be in a trailer – Safeway’s Sara Corn said the next milestone was City Council consideration of the “contract rezone” they’ve requested. As she had projected at the time, the rezoning proposal is indeed on a Council agenda this week – the Committee on the Built Environment will consider it Wednesday at 9:30 am at City Hall downtown. Here’s the agenda; here’s the actual Council Bill they’re voting on. According to the agenda, public comment will not be taken at the meeting (though certainly you can e-mail committee chair Sally Clark, vice chair Tim Burgess and/or member Sally Bagshaw before then – contact info is here). The rezone doesn’t change the height limit for any part of the site – it’s listed as 40 feet now, and will remain that – but would change the allowable business size on the section of the site where the store itself will be built, and will change one currently residential section of the site’s south side to commercial zoning. Approval by the full council is required after the committee vote, and the project still needs approval for the north-side “alley vacation.” Once that vote is scheduled, Corn told us last month, Safeway will finalize a construction schedule for the project.

5 Replies to "Admiral Safeway rezoning goes to City Council committee Wed."

  • RobertSeattle June 7, 2010 (11:43 am)

    I overheard one of the cashiers telling a customer the store would be closing shortly after the 4th of July.

  • Forest June 7, 2010 (12:24 pm)

    Any news from the person who was negotiating with Safeway to move the classic single-family house at Lander & 42nd (across from the Sanctuary building) instead of having it demolished in place? I’d be pleased if that house were to be preserved and relocated as a condition for upzoning its parcel from single-family to commercial use.

    • WSB June 7, 2010 (12:40 pm)

      That’s one aspect of the story I haven’t checked on in a while – but will – it’s still a separate developer handling the flex-work/residential side of the site and we also need to find out its timetable. There are still permits to be granted in all this, too, as noted when we ran the story about the trailer – TR

  • JanS June 7, 2010 (2:05 pm)

    this is the listing for the house on the Nickel Brothers website. It’s a lovely house inside. It doesn’t say if there are any interests in it, though.

    check out the interior pictures…very nice.

    I have noticed some markings on the ground around the store, and a groove that has been made around the perimeter of the store, and through parts of the parking lot. Hope the city does what it needs to do so they can get on with this project.

  • bsmomma June 7, 2010 (3:53 pm)

    That is a Great House! I hate to see it go! Wish I could tear down the house we live in and put this one in it’s place! :)

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