Wednesday night’s design review won’t be quite as exciting as first billed — the developers behind the major preservation and office building project at 10th and Pine suddenly canceled their turn in front of the review board earlier this week.
But even as the community debates the very zoning that frames its planned existence, a four-story apartment project with 47 “small & efficient residential units” and no parking is moving forward on E John. It appears to be a project acceptable both under the currently allowed “Lowrise 3″ framework and under the proposed restrictions to bring down the height in LR3 areas where developers have sometimes found opportunities to stretch buildings to five stories.
Wednesday night, the review board will consider its final sign off on the project at 1113 E John just a little less than a year after giving the project its first look in January 2013.
The Caron-designed East John Court project is slated to replace two twin 1903-built houses that have served as Seattle Hill House bed and breakfast.