EARLY DESIGN GUIDANCE

 

OF

 

SOUTHEAST SEATTLE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD

 

August 24, 1999

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Project Number: 9806189

Address: 2216 East Madison Street

Applicant: Sam Cameron/Robert Taylor/Pastor Grey

Board members present: Loren Adams

Michael Dubois Hall

George Nishi

Gary Oppenheimer

Board members absent: O.L. Mitchell

Cathy Meisburger

DCLU Staff Present: Lisa Rutzick, Contract Planner

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BRIEF PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Design and construction of mixed use building consisting of seven levels of residential (75-85 units), two levels of parking (125 spaces) and ground-level commercial. The property is located within a NC3-85’ zoning district. The lot is triangular except for the southwestern tip which not within the development site. The subject property is approximately 18,896 square feet, with the longest edge along East Madison Street. The two remaining property lines are roughly the same in length, although one edge is bounded by 22nd Avenue East to the west and the other is adjacent to an L-3 zone to the north. A single-family house and a senior housing apartment building are present on the parcels immediately to the north of the subject site. The site is currently undeveloped. Parking within the proposed structure will be accessed through 22nd Avenue East and possibly through East Madison Street.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Approximately 50 members of the public attended this pre-design review meeting. The following issues and concerns were raised:

PRIORITIES

After visiting the site, considering the analysis of the site and context provided by the proponents, and hearing public comment, the Design Review Board members provided the following siting and design guidance and identified by letter and number those siting and design guidelines found in the City of Seattle’s "Design Review: Guidelines for Multifamily and Commercial Buildings" of highest priority to this project:

A-1 Responding to Site Characteristics

Building siting which is responsive to the natural conditions.

A-2 Streetscape Compatibility

A-3 Visible Entrances

Entries should be clearly identifiable and visible from the street.

 

A-4 Pedestrian Activity

Encourage human activity on street.