Party’s over. Time to get back to work. The Hill’s developers are already busy. Here are some of the new things they’re up to.
the project designer’s site looking for images of the planned project but while there’s one “Capitol Hill apartments” project listed with “more information” coming soon, we couldn’t find anything about the 13th Ave work.We have received a handful of notes asking us about demolition underway on 13th Ave E just north of John. While its impact on the neighborhood is likely just as great as a new apartment building, the project underway that will create a new swath of multifamily housing on the street is being executed as a grouping of two triplexes and duplex so it isn’t subject to the same design review process one big project would be. Subsequently, we don’t have much additional info on the project being headed up in the 200 block of 13th Ave E by Calhoun Properties, the people behind the “apodment” concept and the 23rd Ave Videre townhomes (pictured here). We dug through
- : Capitol Hill-based Seattle real-estate blog Urbnlivn has details on a new townhome project underway near 15th Ave on Malden Ave E. Construction of the Malden 8 is underway:
According to the active project permit status with the DPD the address of 422 Malden Ave E is intended to have 8 units on it in a combination of 2 duplexes and 1 fourplex. Last we had heard about the address was when owner Delbyrne LLC was going through the permitting process for a 10 unit project in 2008/2009. It appears that plan has since been scrapped and now this 8 townhouse project is in the hands of Isola Homes of Renton.
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- higher height limits on one project in Pike/Pine in exchange for preserving historic character in another. Mark you calendar for a public hearing on August 15th: : The City Council Committee on the Built Environment will be briefed this week on the plan to create a TDP program to help preserve the historic character of buildings in the Pike/Pine area. The program would create a system for developers to trade for things like
Today Councilmember Tom Rasmussen announced introduction of legislation that will establish a Transfer of Development Potential (TDP) program within the Pike/Pine neighborhood of Capitol Hill. The legislation will provide an additional incentive to maintain the neighborhood’s unique “character structures” (buildings that are at least 75 years old).
The proposed TDP program would provide a way to move development rights from “sending” sites to “receiving” sites within the Pike/Pine neighborhood. Sending sites are properties from which the unused development rights are sold and transferred. Once the development rights are sold, they are no longer available to be used on the sending site for future redevelopment. Funds from the sale of transferred development rights may be used to maintain or improve the structure on the sending site, and the owner of the sending site must agree to preserve the character building for at least 50 years.
The draft legislation will be referred to the Committee on the Built Environment which will be briefed on the proposal on July 27 and hold a Public Hearing on August 15.
The draft legislation and other background documents are available for review online:
a new project at 524 Broadway – now being called 550 Broadway — went through the hoops of a second Early Design Guidance session with the Capitol Hill Design Board last week and brought in three new design variations to address feedback from the first meeting including improvements for “human scale” at Broadway’s street level and improved treatments of open space along James. We haven’t heard yet if the project was passed through to the next step — the Recommendation Meeting — but will update when we find out more.The developers behind
- Capitol Hill neighborhood first to feel the growing pains of Seattle’s new zoning laws
Design Review, early design guidance for 24 apartments with 10 parking stalls. Existing house to be potentially moved and relocated on site. New apartments to be added on site around the relocated structure.
: Next meeting of the Capitol Hill Design Board isn’t scheduled until August 17th. That night, the board will continue its discussion of the project slated for 505 11th Ave E abutting FedRep Park that we wrote about here: