While I am glad to see the SLOG cover the Union and MLK development (not exactly an endorsement), the community has just begun to learn more about the project and has not exactly wrapped its collective arms around it…YET.
In fact, several members of the community at the intersection of the CD and Madrona attended the Design Review Board’s hearing on the project.
In general, folks are for development, but the details as laid out drew serious concerns from nearly all attending. Specifically the concerns were about height (going from 3 to essentially 5 stories with rooftop structures), sidewalk setbacks and overall look and feel of the building.
Also, parking was clearly an area of concern. There will be 25 units with 25 spaces underground, so presumably there will be 15-20 cars added to the street.
Marty appeared eager to listen, but it will be interesting to see what he does to address neighborhood concern.
Again, I think everybody is excited about the prospect, but wants to know more and understand how he plans to pull off a pretty ambitious project (solar panels on roof, practice space for musicians, rooftop gardening, exercise machines that pump electricity back into the grid).