Our Seattle Neighborhoods @ Risk! Urge Developers: Do the Right Thing!

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Our Seattle Neighborhoods @ Risk! Urge Developers: Do the Right Thing!

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Avtech Project Watch started this petition to Wallingford Avtech Project Watch Avtech Project Watch

AMLI, GGLO Architects, City Dept. of Planning & Development, Seattle City Council, Wallingford Community Council

COMPEL major developer AMLI (subsidiary of J. P. Morgan Chase) to ADHERE to clear Seattle City Planning Design Guidelines in designing 230+ unit residential complex, south and north of N. 34th St. & Wallingford N. (current “Avtech” properties) to maximize Neighborhood Safety & our Urban Village!!

Major developer AMLI has been skirting issues below & others, set out in the 
City Planning Early Design Guidelines. We, the Wallingford neighborhood, have voiced our concerns but have seen little movement on these key issues affecting the neighborhood & Urban Village, to sustain a viable quality of life for the Wallingford community.

1. Traffic safety is paramount: Locating garage entry/exit on narrow Burke Ave. is untenable and unsafe! Move garage entry/exit to the wider, traffic-controlled Wallingford Ave.

2. Effectively address maxed-out neighborhood parking which will markedly worsen with serious increase in number of cars, round-trips per day! Allow for visitor parking on-site for live-work/commercial units.

3. The high number of combined sewer/storm drain outflows (CSO) into adjacent Lake Union already exceeds regulation limits. Fines are assessed on each overflow in excess of 1 per year. As many as 40 overflows in a year into adjacent Lake Union. → Evaluate design plans to ensure that more can be done to mitigate volume of outflow from complex, & health compromising problems for those who use & live nearby. 

4. Local building guidelines require inclusion of green space, significant building setbacks, a public plaza & retail space/amenities for an "urban village" (cafes, restaurants etc.) Current plans exceed 4-story building regulation
Please ensure the final redesign includes these features that retain & enhance our Urban Village.

Questions? Email: AvtechWatch@yahoo.com
Further information on the design review process: http://web1.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/
       project #: 3014232 & 3014233

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