This is for an “apodment” style building with many small apartments with only bicycle parking provided on site (previous CD News article, with many comments). BTW more here on CHS about “micro-housing“.
“Early Design Guidance application for a four story residential building containing 45 units. Parking for 12 bicycles will be provided. Existing structures to be demolished.”
2nd EDG Project: 2202 E. Olive St.
Design Proposal available at review meeting
Review Meeting: August 15, 8:00 Seattle University Campus 824 12th Ave A&A Building (Admissions & Alumni Room)
Project Number: 3013256 Planner: Shelley Bosler
Architect’s materials from July 11th Design Review meeting: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/GroupMeetings/DRProposal3
Design Review report from July 11 meeting not yet available. Architects’s materials for August 15 meeting not yet available. http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/Planning/Design_Review_Program/Pr
UPDATE: this Design Review hearing is about the design elements of this particular project. There’s a much bigger issue of how the building code regulates these clusters of tiny apartments, and whether it should change. The ever thoughtful Bill Zosel, from the 12 Avenue neighborhood, summarized these issues in a comment recently. And this comment neatly summarizes the parking dilemma: we’re all eager to commute without cars, but most of us need a car to get out to enjoy the countryside that was one of the reasons we moved here.