Updates today on Design Review, the only city program that regularly allows for public meetings on some development projects:
THE CITY’S MAKING A MAP: Linked from the newest monthly Department of Planning and Development newsletter, this announcement:
In July we will unveil a new online map that provides locations and detailed information of active Seattle Design Review projects. Our Shaping Seattle: Buildings map gives users the ability to click on a project to:
View design specifics
Find the building status
Comment on the project
Find related Design Review meetings
Users will also be able to see what the project will look like and download project documents to their computer. With this information, residents can be well informed on our projects and be involved in the design process.
No mention of whether this is linked to or inspired by the privately created, similarly missioned app Seattle In Progress.
UPCOMING DESIGN REVIEW MEETINGS – ONE NEW, THREE RESCHEDULED: Another one has just been added to the running schedule – at 6:30 pm August 6th, the memory-care facility proposed for 4515 41st SW is scheduled to come back before the board.
While checking the city site, we also noticed three project reviews have been rescheduled, including two that were supposed to go before the board tomorrow (but now there’s NO July 2nd meeting on the schedule):
–4700 Admiral Way SW is now scheduled for its Early Design Guidance review at 8 pm July 23rd – this is the 3-story, 80-unit Aegis Living memory-care/assisted-living project. (The DPD website indicates the notice with the revised date will go out tomorrow.)
—4532 42nd SW is now rescheduled for 8 pm July 16th – this is the new 6-story, 89-apartment proposal for the site behind the Capco/Altamira/QFC building, and the revised notice about this should go out tomorrow, too.
—5414 Delridge Way SW – This is now set for July 16th at 6:30 pm (one week earlier than previously scheduled). It’s proposed as a 4-story building with 7 residential units and 1,100 square feet of commercial space.
All of the above reviews will be at the Senior Center of West Seattle (Oregon/California).
LAST THURSDAY’S DOUBLEHEADER: While we weren’t able to have a reporter cover the doubleheader meeting last Thursday (June 25th), we do have some information. First, the CVS drugstore planned for 4722 Fauntleroy Way SW advanced out of the Early Design Guidance phase on its second try. If you’re interested in seeing how the discussion went but couldn’t get to the meeting either, we have it on video:
The second review that night (not on video) was the first Early Design Guidance look at 6058 35th SW, a 4-story building proposed for 89 residential units, 8,500 sf of office space, and 1,500 sf of commercial space at High Point’s most-prominent remaining piece of real estate. According to the city planner assigned to the project, Tami Garrett, the board decided this needs to come back for a second round of EDG. No date yet; we’re watching the calendar.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST … if you’ve read this far, you might be interested in the city’s ongoing review of the Design Review program. Go here for a chance to tell them what you think.