Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights.
Early Assistance has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 7661 SW Capitol Highway:
Current zoning: New 4-story apartment building with ground floor retail, parking, and approximately 40-50 apartment units. The project is designed for CS zone and community design standards.
Early Assistance has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 4904 SE Hawthorne Boulevard:
Current zoning: New 5-story apartment building with ground floor retail, basement parking, and 210 apartment units.
A building permit is under review for a project at 1515 N Rosa Parks Way:
New 3-story, 14 unit mixed use building, ground floor retail space, associated site work***w/17-191400-MT.
A project at 1332 N Skidmore St has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:
Overlook – East Building – 68 units over parking and retail space for lease.
West Building – 90 units, over parking and retail space for lease
A building permit was issued to Morton Building Design for 20th & Everett Phase II:
Construct new 5 story, 55 unit apartment building, to be connected to apartment building (15-206564co) on neighboring lot by 4 story corridor; main floor is parking, bike parking, and living units, floors 2-5 are living units, rooftop terrace and elevator/stair penthouse, associated site work included in this permit
A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for the Burnside Delta at 22 SE 11th Ave:
New 6 story building with 85 residential units, 14 car parking stalls, 4 motorcycle stalls, 130 bikes and 2 retail spaces
A building permit was issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 6800 N Interstate Ave (formerly 1439 N Dekum St):
New 4 story, 30 unit apartment building, no onsite parking, trash room on first floor , includes associated sitework
A building permit was issued for a project at 2025 NE 42nd Ave (formerly 2023 NE 42nd Ave):
Construct new 5 story mixed use building; main floor to include 2 residential units, bike storage, and commercial space for future tenant; 2nd thru 5th fl to include 30 units
A building permit was issued for a project at 2088 NW Vaughn St (formerly 2012 NW Vaughn St):
Construct new, 3 story plus basement, self storage facility, includes parking, landscaping and site utilities
I suppose there’s no chance this would ever trigger some sort of fix, or at least some sort of plan, for the intersection of 11th/Ankeny/Sandy.
I had never seen that post, but I had actually been thinking to myself lately, “these two intersections could use a roundabout”.
Roundabouts are great. We need to catch up to Bend in putting more of them in.
The city almost always requires the reconstruction of adjacent sidewalks, but I think making the developer of a single building pay for the reconstruction of an intersection would run into Dolan v. Tigard proportionality issues.
The city does a little of that, depending on the size of the development. The developer at 4975 Division, for instance, is being required to pay for a partial rebuild of the signal at that corner. Often curb extensions at corners adjacent to a site are required by PBOT. But usually not four or 6 sides of an intersection.
I certainly hope it triggers some tweaking. Most of the intersection of 12th/Sandy/Burnside is all right, but the west side of 12th Ave. doesn’t have a proper crossing over Sandy to the bus stop. Once this building is put up (and it’s about damn time something went up there), there will be more foot traffic in the area. The lack of a crossing on the west side of 12th avenue will be a glaring omission considering every other part of the intersection is properly linked. We shall see, and I hope it works. A similar problem is already in place on the Belmont/Morrison couplet in SE around 9th avenue. There bus stop is there, and tons of new housing is going up, yet crossing Belmont or Morrison is rather treacherous compared to crossing at the lights (and even then can be uncomfortable, especially as Morrison is massively over-engineered between 12th and the river). Here’s to hoping that new housing will prompt pedestrian improvements!
Wedge shaped sites are a serious design challenge. Not saying that the one pictured is the best possible solution, but I’ve definitely seen worse: http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/IMG_0666-600×450-400×300.jpg