It’s been two months since my previous (and first!) building update in this group so I thought I’d share some updates that I’ve been collecting. Starting with the heart of Columbia City and going further afield from there.
Permit link This new 2-story building looks complete from the outside except the power lines aren’t hooked up yet. No public indication of tenants.
Design Review packet from last summer
The revised project plans are likely to be posted about a week before the meeting. They can be found here when posted.
Design Review link (large pdf with drawings of project)
The project proposes (12) new 3-story dwelling units developed within a
combination of structures. The 42nd Ave S street face hosts a 6-unit Rowhouse
structure containing private garages with parking stalls for a total of 10 vehicles.
Within the property are two townhouse structures; (1) 4-unit structure and (1)
2-unit structure. Townhouse units are provided with one space per unit surface
parking. All garages and parking stalls are accessed via a common drive court
with curb cut located on 42nd Ave S.
The property overlooks and contains a beautiful wetland buffer to be protected
throughout the project. Amenity areas are designed into the remaining property
in the form of community green space and private yards.
5215 42nd Ave S (Design Review packet refers to 5213 42nd Ave S)
Design Review link
The property owner’s objective is to construct 16 to 17, 3-story townhouses
with as many single car private parking stalls per unit as topography and
design will allow
Land Use Application to allow grading of 3,188 cu. yds. of material (2,677 cu. yds. cut, 11 cu. yds. fill) to facilitate a 5,631 expansion to an existing nursing home by enclosing an open carport and relocating 25 parking spaces in an environmentally critical area. A total of 68 parking spaces will be provided on the site.
Kin On’s property wraps around the Group Health building and connects to 42nd Ave S. according to the King County Parcel viewer
The apartment building that was once proposed for 39th Ave S and Rainier will have its Land Use permit that was first issued back in 2009 expire in a couple weeks so I believe the project will have to start from zero with Design Review process.
Quote from permit:
Land Use Application to allow a four-story building containing four live/work units and 1,729 sq. ft. of retail at ground level with 59 apartments above. Parking for 60 vehicles to be provided at and partially below grade within the structure. Existing structures to be demolished. Project includes 1,000 cu. yds. of grading.A construction permit was issued on December 21, 2013 for Quadrant project at 3807 MLK Way S. (aka 2709 S Charlestown St). Two forested properties directly south of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service.
Construct east townhome structure this permit. [Construct two (2) 4-unit townhome structures. Parking for eight (8) vehicles within the structures.] Review and process for (2) A/P’s under 6334133.
There’s a large project proposed on the hillside just above the QFC near Lowe’s and the Mt. Baker light rail station.
This link includes a map
There was a Hearing Examiner meeting in late January so this looks to be an active project per this link:
Apartment project next to the former Beacon Hill Elementary school site (now El Centro de la Raza) will be in front of the Design Review Board on February 11 (this Tuesday) at 6:30 at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center:
DRB meeting info
Large pdf of proposed design
Preferred design option in the pdf shows two separate buildings.
The Safeway gas station just north of Columbia City received a Land Use permit in January.
Land Use permit link