Phinney Flats - Public Comment 7/25 and Design Review 8/1

posted Jul 19, 2016, 5:57 PM by PRCC Webmaster
Two chances to speak out

About “Phinney Flats,” the proposed building
at Greenwood Ave. & N 68th St.
(6726 Greenwood Ave. N)
(where Kort Haus and Stumbling Goat are now)

*** 57 small units and NO PARKING ***

The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (DCI) is providing two more opportunities for public input on the proposed development.
Public Hearing: Monday, July 25, 6:30-8:00 PM
at Phinney Center – N 67th St. & Phinney Ave. N, Blue Building, Room #7

All issues are on the table:
  • Parking: No parking is provided, but 39 of the 57 residents are expected to have cars. Parking will spill over into the neighborhood, pushing our streets to 104% of capacity!
  • No family housing: All the units are tiny, less than 300 square feet. Turnover is expected every 12 to 18 months.
  • Lack of amenities: No laundry facilities are provided, and the individual units are not plumbed for laundry machines. Bike storage is inadequate: only 6 spaces are provided. There are no public gathering or recreation spaces provided in the building.
  • Inadequate environmental testing: The site was a dry cleaner and a dentist in the past. There has not been adequate testing to verify that no hazards are present.
  • This is not affordable housing: The tiny units will rent at market rate, estimated to be around $1,000 per month, plus utilities.

Design Review Meeting: Monday, August 1, 6:30 PM
at Ballard Community Center – 6020 28th Ave. NW

Only design issues are open for discussion:
  • Inadequate transition: The building will tower over adjacent properties, including low-rise apartments on Greenwood Ave. and single-family homes on N 68th St.
  • Inadequate setbacks: The box-like design extending to the property lines in every direction will destroy view corridors, and deprive neighbors of light and air space.

Come speak at these meetings or just attend to to show your concern. Be ready to speak for less than 2 minutes. Also, please submit your comments to DCI by email at (Reference project #3020114).

We have the chance to influence the design of this building! Please attend these meetings and submit your comments.