Two more of those pesky four-story apartment buildings are slated to take the final step in the design review process Wednesday night. Information on the infill projects near Seattle U and Broadway Hill Park — plus a bonus item on an “administrative design review” later this week for a project at 10th and Aloha that inspired one of the best anti-development letters we’ve ever seen — below.
1305 E Marion
Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 18 residential units and storage for 14 bicycles. No parking will be provided. Existing single family residence to be removed — View Design Proposal (7 MB)
Project Number: 3018035 View Permit Status | View Land Use Notice
Planner: Carly Guillory
This project just a block from Seattle U will trade an old apartment building and a single family home for a new apartment building with a planned 18 studio units.
“Surrounding development may be characterized as a rectangular street grid with a mixture of houses, apartment buildings and an occasional commercial structure,” the architects for Build Urban helpfully note. Prolific developer Ed Gallaudet acquired the property last summer for $1.5 million, according to county records.
The design board Wednesday night will busy itself assessing whether Build Urban has done enough to mitigate concerns about the treatment of ground level units in the project. The developer, you’ll be glad to hear, previously satisfied the board in its accommodation of the “exceptional tree” on the property.
Land Use Application to allow a 4-story structure containing 36 residential units. No parking proposed. Existing structures to be demolished — View Design Proposal (51 MB)
This project next to the second pinkest house on Capitol Hill faced only questions about the development’s impact on the little house during the public comment portion of the early design guidance meeting last November. The board had more questions but ultimately indicated “a willingness to entertain” the key zoning departure request that would allow the project to pursue its preferred courtyard-based design.
The S+H Works-designed four-story project is being developed by John Odegard and Greg Elderkin of the Seattle Funding Group who purchased the property and the dilapidated 1910 home on it for only $425,000 in September.
In November, the design review board said it will be “very important” that the project’s exteriors be constructed of “durable, high quality, attractive and maintainable materials that will age well in Seattle’s climate and be consistent/compatible with preferred materials in the neighborhood.” We hope the “metal through wall flashing” with “galvalume finish” is up to the job.
745 10th Ave E
Streamlined Design Review proposal to allow a 4-story structure containing 11 residential units. Existing Single Family Residence to be removed — Design Proposal Not Yet Available
One, someday you can live in this 11-unit building and jump on the extended Broadway streetcar to get to Pike/Pine.