Now Available: Three Design Choices For 412 NW 65th Street

It’s been a long time coming, We’ve known since 2015 that a new building was being planned for the NE corner of 5th Ave NW and NW 65th Street.

The original design, see https://goo.gl/NJCet9, lacked a large retail space, which meant the loss of any future pub or restaurant at this location. Working with S+H Works, we were able to influence the design and as a result our neighborhood will have space for a restaurant, or other small/medium sized business, in the same location as the current building.

The owners/ developer are open to feedback, and have provided us with three plans that they are seeking feedback on. This is a great opportunity for neighbors to influence the look and feel of a building that most of us will see every day.

See design choices here:  http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/GroupMeetings/DRProposal3024585AgendaID6536.pdf

Other documents related to this project:

(1) Design review meeting information: http://wp.me/p5JLfD-3GQ
(2) Sale & Development Announcement (2016): https://goo.gl/NJCet9
(3) History of this building, courtesy Vintage West Woodland – Ballardhttps://goo.gl/6IOhVb

412 418 NW 65th Street -Ballard West Woodland

412 NW 65th Street Development Moving Forward… Slowly

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PUBLIC NOTICE: 412 NW 65th Street

418 01Notice of Design Review Early Design Guidance Meeting from Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections. This location is currently home to the 418 Public House.

“Design Review Early Design Guidance application proposing a three-story building containing nine apartment units and three live-work units. Retail located at street level. Parking for nine vehicles to be provided at and below grade. Existing structure to be demolished.”

MEETING INFORMATION:

Date:  Monday, September 18, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm
Location:  Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave NW, Sunset/Captain Ballard Room

More Information: http://web6.seattle.gov/DPD/LUIB/Notice.aspx?BID=1273&NID=25974

Sale & Development Announcement From 2016: : https://goo.gl/NJCet9

HISTORY OF THE CORNER:

Constructed in 1925, this building’s first tenants included the Minni Belle Fountain Lunch restaurant at 418 NW 65th Street and West Woodland Hardware at 416 NW 65th Street. Just east of the building, at 412 NW 65th Street, White Rock Service Station was providing automobile services for vehicles in the neighborhood.

The building has changed hands many times since 1925 and hosted a variety of businesses. There have been few adjustments made to the exterior facade of this building and it looks remarkably like it did when first built.

The full story of this corner, courtesy Vintage West Woodland, is available at: https://goo.gl/6IOhVb

Then & Now - 418 NW 65th St - SW - II

 

 

Trees For Neighborhoods Offering Free Trees

SDOT - Trees 03Trees for Neighborhoods is the City of Seattle’s residential tree planting project. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped Seattle residents plant over 6,300 trees in their yards and along the street. That’s 6,300 more trees working to clean our air and water, make our streets more walkable, and our neighborhoods healthier! Learn more about the benefits of neighborhood trees here.

Get a FREE tree of your own to help keep our city green!  Seattle’s Trees for Neighborhoods program is giving them away this October and November. To receive a FREE tree submit an application between July 18 and August 10, and you could win a FREE tree for your home or neighborhood.

Trees for Neighborhoods participants receive:

  • Free trees (up to 4 per household, lifetime max of 8).
  • A watering bag & mulch for each tree
  • Training on proper planting and care
  • Assistance applying for street tree planting permits
  • Ongoing care reminders and future pruning workshop opportunities

Check out some photos from past years to learn more about the process.

How to Apply:

  1. Take time to evaluate potential planting sites on your property. Read the planting considerations. Consider attending a Trees for Neighborhoods Tree & Site Selection Workshop in July to learn how to select the right tree for the right spot in your yard. Reserve your spot today!
  2. Review the 2016 tree list here. Pay attention to the mature size of the trees and their needs for sun. Select trees that will have room to grow to maturity. If you have the space, please consider planting a larger stature tree.
  3. Apply for trees starting Monday, July 18th through the online application, available HERE. This year’s application is a lottery; applications will be accepted between July 18th until August 10th. NOTE- there is no longer any benefit to submitting your application early. All applications will be processed once the first lottery round closes on August 10th. If trees are still available following this first lottery round, they’ll announce a second lottery round for remaining trees that will open in mid-August. Learn more about the new application process here.

If your application is approved, you will sign up to attend a planting and care workshop next fall to pick-up your trees.

Need assistance planting your new tree? Seattle ReLeaf will offer delivery and planting help to participants who need physical assistance or lack access to a vehicle. To inquire about this service, please call 206-684-3979 or email TreesforNeighborhoods@seattle.gov.

For additional information, please visit:  http://www.seattle.gov/trees/

Meet State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw This Sunday At Stock

Join State Representative Brady Walkinshaw for a meet and greet at Stock, 500 NW 65th Street, on Sunday, July 10, 2016.  You’ll get a chance to talk about the issues that you care about most, and learn more about his campaign for Congress.  Great opportunity to meet Brady Walkinshaw and enjoy fabulous food prepared by local Chef Chris Blanco.

Date:  Sunday, July 10
Time:  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location:  Stock, 500 NW 65th Street
Event Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1583414725284398/

About State Representative Brady Walkinshaw:

Brady Walkinshaw

Brady Walkinshaw

In 2013, Walkinshaw was appointed to represent the 43rd district in the Washington State House. The 43rd district covers several neighborhoods, including Fremont, Phinney Ridge, and the east-side of West Woodland, Ballard.

Walkinshaw is running for the 7th Congressional seat vacated by 14-term Congressman Jim McDermott.  The 7th Congressional District covers Lynnwood to the north, Vashon Island to the south, and includes most of the City of Seattle.

Learn more about State Representative Brady Walkinshaw online:

Web:  http://bradywalkinshaw.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/brady.p.walkinshaw/
Twitter:  @BradyWalkinshaw



Find your representatives online!

Not sure which legislative district your belong to?  We understand!  The West Woodland Neighborhood in Ballard is split between TWO districts.  To find which district you belong in visit, Washington State District Finder.  You may also find your congressional district here:   https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/WA

District 36 and 43 - NEW - 07 05 2016

 

Intensive Litter Clean-Up Coming To Ballard

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On Friday, July 1st Mayor Ed Murray announced an action plan to help make Seattle’s Chinatown-International District safer.  Included in this blog post, about four paragraphs down, Mayor Murray also writes:

“In recognition of the significant impacts of heavy litter on quality of life in the neighborhood and the strong correlation between heavy litter and public safety concerns, Murray announced that the City will launch a new intensive litter clean-up program. The program will be piloted in two neighborhoods, the Chinatown-International District and Ballard. Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will increase litter pick-up with bi-weekly clean-up crews, install more trash bins on the street and increase community engagement to speed response to illegal dumping.”

For neighbors who have experience trash dumping outside their homes, looks like help is on the way!  Seattle Public Utilities will increase pick-up with crews on the streets bi-weekly. The utility will quickly respond to illegal dumping and install more garbage cans.

No start date was included in the Mayor’s announcement.  Until then, please continue to report issues of illegal dumping to Seattle Public Utilities.  Fill out and submit the Illegal Dumping Report Form or call (206) 684-7587 to report problems on public property.

 

 

Proposed Urban Hub Zoning Changes Include Areas In West Woodland, Ballard

The Seattle City Council is considering proposed legislation to Seattle’s land use and zoning that would affect property in the Ballard Hub Urban Village

  • Amending the Official Land Use Map at pages 53, 54 and 55 to rezone land in the Ballard Hub Urban Village; and
  • Amending Sections 23.47A.005 and 23.47A.009 of the Seattle Municipal Code to designate 17th Avenue NW, 20th Avenue NW, Ballard Avenue NW and Leary Avenue NW as a principal pedestrian street, and adopt development standards for certain properties in the Ballard Hub Urban Village. 

Ballard Urban Hub Rezone Map 2016
Ballard Hub Urban Village Proposed Rezone map, courtesy Seattle Office of Planning & Community Development.  Click to enlarge.

CURRENT & PROPOSED ZONING:

Sections A, B, L, M, N, and O shown in the map above are all located in the West Woodland neighborhood.  Here’s a break down of current zoning and what the proposed future zoning would be for each of the areas identified.  Please note, these are just summaries. For current full descriptions and zoning definitions visit: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/codesrules/codes/zoning/  

Additional information available in the Ballard Rezone and Development Standards – Director’s Report.

Area A:

Proposed zoning would change this area from Commercial 1 – 65 feet height limit (C1-65) to the more pedestrian friendly Neighborhood Commercial 3, Pedestrian – 65 feet height limit (NC3P-65). The P designation encourages an intensely pedestrian-oriented, retail shopping district where non-auto modes of transportation are strongly favored. Click graphic below to enlarge.

Ballard - zoning change - area A

Areas B & M:

Proposed zoning would change this area from Commercial 1 – 65 feet height limit (C1-65) to the more pedestrian friendly Neighborhood Commercial 3 – 65 feet height limit (NC3-65). Click graphic below to enlarge.

Ballard - Zoning B and M

Area L:

Proposed zoning would change this area from Neighborhood Commercial 3 – 40 feet height limit (NC3-40) to the more pedestrian friendly Neighborhood Commercial 3, Pedestrian – 40 feet height limit (NC3P-40). The P designation encourages an intensely pedestrian-oriented, retail shopping district where non-auto modes of transportation are strongly favored.  Click graphic below to enlarge.

Ballard - Zoning L

Area N:

Proposed zoning would change this area from Lowrise 3 (LR3) to Lowrise 3 – Residential Commercial (LR3-RC). The Residential Commercial suffix zone (RC) allows small-medium sized commercial uses at the street level in multifamily neighborhoods, where small commercial uses can fit into buildings that resemble the neighboring low/medium density residential areas.

In areas with a RC suffix zone and an underlying Lowrise zone (LR), the maximum size limit for individual business establishments is limited to 4,000 square feet. Commercial uses are allowed only in structures containing at least one dwelling unit or live-work unit. Drive-through businesses are prohibited.  Click graphic below to enlarge.

Ballard - Low Rise current zoning

Ballard - Low Rise proposed zoning

Area O:

Proposed zoning would change this area from Lowrise 2 (LR2) to Lowrise 2 – Residential Commercial (LR2-RC). The Residential Commercial suffix zone (RC) allows small-medium sized commercial uses at the street level in multifamily neighborhoods, where small commercial uses can fit into buildings that resemble the neighboring low/medium density residential areas.

In areas with a RC suffix zone and an underlying Lowrise zone (LR), the maximum size limit for individual business establishments is limited to 4,000 square feet. Commercial uses are allowed only in structures containing at least one dwelling unit or live-work unit. Drive-through businesses are prohibited.  Click graphic below to enlarge.

Ballard - Lowrise 2 current zoning

Ballard - Lowrise 2 proposed zoning

PUBLIC HEARING:

The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the proposed changes to land use and zoning regulations affecting property in the Ballard Hub Urban Village on August 3, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the meeting room at The Ballard Public Library, 5614 22nd Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107. For those who wish to testify, sign-up sheets will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. 

Date:  August 3, 2016
Time:  Sign up sheet for those wishing to speak will be available at 5:30 pm and Community meeting will start at 6:00 pm.
Location:  Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave NW

Can’t make the meeting?

Written comments on the proposal will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on August 3. Please send comments to Amy Gore in Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office via e-mail at: amy.gore@seattle.gov, or by mail to:

Councilmember Rob Johnson

Seattle City Council

600 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor

PO Box 34025

Seattle, WA  98124-4025

Preview Meeting Documents in Advance:

Print and communications access is provided on prior request. Please contact Amy Gore at 684-8808 or via e-mail at: amy.gore@seattle.gov as soon as possible to request accommodations for a disability.

Want to attend, but need childcare?

Childcare will be provided if requested by July 27, 2016. To request childcare during the public hearing, contact Amy Gore 684-8808 or via e-mail at: amy.gore@seattle.gov .

Questions about the meeting?

Questions concerning the public hearing may be directed to Amy Gore in Councilmember Rob Johnson’s office, by calling (206) 684-8808 or via e-mail at: amy.gore@seattle.gov.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Information regarding the proposed amendments regarding land use and zoning in the Ballard Hub Urban Village are available at http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/cityplanning/completeprojectslist/ballard/whatwhy/default.htmor http://seattle.legistar.com/ (search for Council Bill 118693).

Copies of the proposals may be obtained at the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections Public Resource Center, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000 in the Seattle Municipal Tower. The Public Resource Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

Questions regarding the proposal may be directed to David Goldberg of the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) at (206) 615-1447 or via email at davidw.goldberg@seattle.gov or to Aly Pennucci of the City Council Central Staff at (206) 684-8148 or via email at aly.pennucci@seattle.gov.

 

Happening NOW Through July 8, 2016

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Events & Response Dates Happening Now Through July 8th

1. Today (July 1, 2016) is the last day to apply for Small Sparks Fund: FREE money to pay for your Summer Block Party! More Info:http://wp.me/p5JLfD-1rE

2. North Precinct Advisory Council meeting happening Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at North Seattle College. More Info:http://wp.me/p5JLfD-1Ko

3. The BEST of West Woodland – Neighbor’s Choice Award poll closes on July 7, 2016. Nominate your favorite business today: http://wp.me/p5JLfD-1zz

4. Meet Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien. July 7, 2016, 4-7 p.m. at Greenwood Library. More Info: http://wp.me/p5JLfD-1q5

5. Freight Master Plan (SDOT): Public comment period closes July 8, 2016. More Info: http://wp.me/p5JLfD-1BH

EVENTS:

1. Lucky Envelope Brewing is releasing their Second Sour on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Tasting room will be open from Noon-10pm. More Info:https://goo.gl/T8b4jM

2. The Pedaler’s Fair Free Bike Party: A day of bike-loving summer fun happening July 3rd. More Info: https://goo.gl/cwxaPF

3. Seafair Summer Fourth 2016 at Lake Union happening July 4, 2016. More Info: https://goo.gl/dkWJVq

4. 1st Karaoke Night At The Ballard Mandarin! happening July 6, 2016. More Info: https://goo.gl/NyJxL7

5. Opening Reception: Prints, Paintings & Sculpture by Jon Taylor atCaptain’s Nautical Supplies happening July 6, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. More Info:https://goo.gl/k95406

6. Growing Ballard – All Things Garden happening July 8, 2016 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. More Info: https://goo.gl/WNT2bo

Did we miss an event? Let us know below, or email westwoodlandneighbors@gmail.com.