After learning earlier this week that the controversial Swedish expansion along 18th was rejected by the city’s hearing examiner, today we have found out that a very uncontroversial rezone request at 12th and Jefferson has gotten the green light from that same government authority.
The request from Capitol Hill Housing would allow for a six story building on the northeast corner of that intersection, containing 40 units of affordable housing and ground-floor retail below.
CHH’s Cecilia Gunn tells us that the final remaining step is approval of the city council.
And if you happen to drive by the property, you’ll see the signs of environmental cleanup, where crews are working to take out several decades worth of fuel pollution from a gas station that once sat on that corner.
More details are available at the 12th Avenue blog: http://12thaveseattle.com/blog/?p=1613