There’s two big neighborhood projects that are up for design review tonight at Seattle Central Community College:
12th & Jefferson – First up at 6:30pm, Capitol Hill Housing will collect early design guidance on their 6-story low-income apartment project that is planned for the vacant lot at 12th & Jefferson. It is designed to provide workforce housing to people who earn up to $35,000 per year. The preferred alternative for the project features 40 apartments arranged around landscaped outdoor decks on the southwest corner, facing the main intersection below. The first floor would contain 4,000 square feet of commercial space and parking for 6 vehicles in back. The property is currently only zoned for 4-story buildings, so the project requires a rezone to allow the full 6 stories of space.
2026 E. Madison – The large apartment project on the old Deano’s property will have what will likely be its last design review at 8:00pm tonight. The project has only seen a few tweaks since we last got a look back in December of last year. It still contains 222 apartments and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, all arranged around a central courtyard that will be partially open to the public. All of the retail is placed along Madison St, and the more residential sides along E. Denny Way include apartment units with small decks and entrances that face the street. But note that this project may be a long way from actual construction due to continuing issues in the capital markets.