Clerk File Number: 314356
The Director of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) has issued decisions and recommendations regarding the following project:
Council Land Use Action to rezone a 12,185 sq. ft. portion of land from Neighborhood Commercial 2 with a 40 ft. height limit (NC2-40) to Neighborhood Commercial 2 with a 55 ft. height limit and a mandatory housing affordability suffix of "M" (NC2-55(M)) to allow a 5-story building containing 35 apartment units with ground level retail and below grade parking for 26 vehicles. Single Family 5000 (SF 5000) zoned portion of land to remain the same zoning designation. Existing single family residence and detached garage to remain.
Copies of the Director’s decision and recommendation, the project application materials and plans are available in SDCI’s online Permit and Property Records or at the SDCI Public Resource Center, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000. The Public Resource Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Questions may be directed to Tami Garrett, 206-233-7182, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Director has accepted the Design Review Board’s recommendations and conditionally approves the proposed design and requested departures.
The Director has determined that the proposed project is not likely to result in significant, adverse environmental impacts and has issued a Determination of Non-Significance (DNS).
DECISIONS APPEALABLE TO THE SEATTLE HEARING EXAMINER
The decisions to conditionally approve design review and to issue are a Determination of Non-Significance are appealable to the Seattle Hearing Examiner.
HOW TO APPEAL THE DIRECTOR'S FINDINGS AND DECISION
Appeals of the Director’s Decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 5:00 p.m., April 23, 2018.
Appeals may be filed online at www.seattle.gov/examiner/efile.htm, delivered in person to the Hearing Examiner’s office on the 40th floor of Seattle Municipal Tower at 700 Fifth Ave or mailed to the City of Seattle Hearing Examiner, P.O. Box 94729, Seattle, WA 98124-4729. (Delivery of appeals filed by any form of USPS mail service may be delayed by several days. Allow extra time if mailing an appeal.) An appeal form is available at www.seattle.gov/examiner/LANDUSEAPLFORM.pdf.
Appeals must be accompanied by an $85.00 filing fee. The fee may be paid by check payable to the City of Seattle, by credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard only) in person or by telephone at 206-684-0521. (The Hearing Examiner may waive the appeal fee if the person filing the appeal demonstrates that payment would cause financial hardship.)
The Hearing Examiner Rules and “Public Guide to Appeals and Hearings Before the Hearing Examiner” are available at www.seattle.gov/examiner/guide-toc.htm.
The Director recommends that the Seattle City Council approve the rezone with conditions.
The recommended conditions include:
The rezone includes a Mandatory Housing Affordability designation of M.
Development of the rezoned property be subject to the requirements of SMC 23.58.B and/or 23.58.C.
Development of the rezoned property shall be in substantial conformance with the approved plans for this project, Master Use Permit number 3023260.
Provide a Construction Management Plan that has been approved by SDOT.
A public hearing to take public comment on the Director's recommendations and to establish the record for this application will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the Office of the Hearing Examiner (address below). The Office of the Hearing Examiner provides barrier free access.
Any appeal of the Director’s decision to conditionally approve design review and/or issue a DNS will be heard at this hearing.
Written comments will be accepted until the close of the hearing scheduled for Monday, April 30, 2018. Comments should be sent to:
City of Seattle
700 5th Avenue, Suite 4000
P.O. Box 94729
Seattle, WA 98124-4729
Those persons who want to receive a copy of the Hearing Examiner's recommendation should specify that request in their comment letter.