The developers behind the Melrose & Pine project that will integrate a seven-story apartment building with E Pine’s “Bauhaus Block” will meet with community members Wednesday one week before the project’s first appearance before the East Design Board.
An invitation sent to members of the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council over the weekend is below.
CHS posted notes from a media review of the proposals and this early rendering showing the concept of the planned building’s massing and layout prior to the 4th of July holiday.
Madison Development Group, the developer of the “Bauhaus Block” of buildings in Pike/Pine, is holding a community meeting regarding their draft designs for their project. David Hewitt, the project architect,will be on hand as well. The meeting will be at the Casey Buildingatrium at Seattle University on Wednesday July 11th from 4:00 – 5:30PM.
SPACE IS LIMITED to 30 persons, so please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Seattle University Campus Map can be found here: http://www.seattleu.edu/maps/
Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council
The initial details on the block-long project shocked and angered many in the neighborhood but subsequent updates have revealed potentially better news:
- 4/6/12 — Developer acquires Bauhaus building, plans half-block of Pike/Pine mixed-use
- 5/2/12 — Bauhaus has deal to stay at Melrose and Pine
- 5/8/12 — Developer says won’t tear down Melrose and Pinevue buildings
- 6/28/12 — What the Bauhaus development will look like (Liz likes it)
“It’s been our focus to save the buildings,” the Madison Group’s Tom Lee told CHS in June saying the announcement on the project got off track when existing storeowners were told about the project’s plans prior to any formal announcement of the development. Lee said the initial idea when his group looked at the property years back was to “scrape” the parcels and start fresh. Then the developers learned about the in-the-works plans for the Pike/Pine Conservation Overlay District. “David [Hewitt] talked to DPD — ‘This is where the overlay’s going,’ we were told.”
“We think the ordinance works,” Lee said.
We’ll know for sure how the incentives are proposed to be applied at Melrose & Pine as the July 18th design review approaches.
The proposal is for a seven-story residential apartment building containing 160 dwelling units and 14,000 sq. ft. of commercial space and 2 floors of below grade parking for 120 vehicles.
The applicants have applied for Design Review related to development of this site. At the early design guidance meeting, the applicants will present information about the site and vicinity. The public may offer comments regarding the design and siting of a development on the subject site; and the Design Review Board members will also offer comments and identify those Citywide Design Guidelines of highest priority in developing the site.
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Time: 08:00 p.m.
Location: Seattle University Casey Building
901 12th Ave
Room 500E – Casey Commons
UPDATE: Thursday brings another opportunity to discuss preservation in Pike/Pine:
Great City Pike/Pine Brown Bag
When: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 12:00 PM – Thu, Jul 12, 2012 1:30 PM
Where: 1301 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA
Growing up offers advantages over growing out (AKA sprawl). But recent and proposed developments in the Pike/Pine neighborhood highlight issues at hand when a community grapples with growth in character-rich neighborhoods while seeking to retain the diverse, dynamic vibrancy that makes them so attractive to incoming residents, investment and development.
Joining us to look at the Pike/Pine Conservation Overlay District, discuss how it has influenced development plans and share ideas for enhancing outcomes will be DPD Strategic Advisor Dennis Meier, Dunn & Hobbes Principal Liz Dunn, Architect and Historic Preservationist Patricia Tusa Fels and Weber Thompson Senior Associate and Great City Board Member Jeff Reibman.