It’s been a while since the last city meeting scheduled by community request for a project that otherwise wouldn’t get one. Today’s Land Use Information Bulletin brings the official notice of one meeting May 25th for these two microhousing (what the city calls Small Efficiency Dwelling Units) projects:
In response to requests from community members, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) will hold a public meeting to gather comments on two projects located at 5952 California Avenue SW (Project No. 3024606) and 6016 California Avenue SW (Project No. 3025264). This meeting is being held jointly due to the close proximity of both projects to one another. The two separate proposals under review are described as follows:
Project No. 3024606, 5952 California Avenue SW [design packet here]
Land Use Application to allow a 4-story apartment building with 29 small efficiency dwelling units and 6 apartment units (35 units total). Surface parking for 5 vehicles to be provided. Existing structures to be demolished.
Project No. 3025264, 6016 California Avenue SW [design packet here]
Land Use application to allow a 3-story structure containing 36 small efficiency dwelling units and 2 live-work units. Existing structures to be demolished.
Both projects need approval through the Administrative Design Review (one of two types that don’t go to the Design Review Board) and State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) processes. We first wrote about the 5952 California SW project one year ago, and first wrote about the 6016 California SW proposal last August. Both have changed their proposed number of units since then (fewer for 5952, more for 6016); both have the same architect, Hybrid. They’re in the same block as the greater Morgan Junction area’s first microhousing building, 5949 California SW.
The May 25th meeting will start at 6 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon)