A Design Review for the Tully’s/Moon Temple lot is scheduled for this Monday (August 5) at the University Heights Community Center.
Here are the details:
The proposal is for a one-story structure with 9,365 sq. ft. of retail space, surface parking for 25 vehicles. Existing structure to be demolished.
You can see the proposed design here.
Date: Monday, August 5, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: University Heights Community Center, 5031 University Way NE, Room #209
All meeting facilities are ADA compliant. Translators or interpreters provided upon request. Please contact the planner listed above at least five business days prior to the meeting to request this service.
OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT
The Director will accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the early design guidance through August 5, 2013. You are invited to offer comments regarding important site planning and design issues, which you believe, should be addressed in the design for this project.
Comments and requests to be made party of record should be submitted to [email protected] or City of Seattle – DPD – PRC, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019
An application for Design Review related to future development of this site has been submitted to the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). The first phase of Design Review includes the Early Design Guidance (EDG) meeting. At the Early Design Guidance meeting, the following occurs:
- The applicants will present information about the site and vicinity as well as early massing design concepts.
- The public may offer comments regarding the design of a development on the subject site.*
- The Design Review Board will provide guidance and identify those Design Guidelines of highest priority for the design as it moves forward towards Master Use Permit (MUP) application.
- Following the meeting, DPD will issue a written Early Design Guidance report summarizing the meeting. This report will be sent to those who signed in at the meeting or otherwise requested a copy.
*Please note that public comment at the EDG meeting is limited to design considerations. If environmental review is triggered, comments related to environmental impacts (such as traffic, parking, noise, etc.) may be sent to DPD following notice of that review.
This proposal may be viewed at our Design Review Program website at http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/Planning/Design_Review_Program/Overview/. For more information regarding this application or the Design Review process, you may contact the Land Use Planner listed above, go to the Design Review Program website or visit our office at the address above. (We are open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10:30 am to 4 pm Tuesday and Thursday.)
In the comments of our initial post, Brian writes:
Hello Wallingford neighbors from Uptown and West Seattle. You should know that you are not alone – CVS is preparing an invasion of our neighborhoods! They are proposing very similar projects in the heart of Uptown and the Alaska junction. Both of those projects are single-story, single-use, suburban stores right next to major transit hubs.
Also, the design packet for your August 5 Design Review meeting is now available (click here).
And here’s the one for Queen Anne/Uptown (click here)
A prize for who can tell the difference!
No packet yet for West Seattle, but oh boy! It will have a drive-through (click here).
Despite comments above to the contrary, community voices DO have an influence. The Walgreens in the heart of Capitol Hill was first proposed to be a suburban store on a surface parking lot. At Broadway and Pine, of all places! Community pushback AND sincere engagement with the developers led to it becoming a mixed-use apartment building. Walgreens still arrived as a tenant, but in an urban building, not a suburban one from 1950.