Parking and design review concerns with proposed project at 6917 California Ave SW (DPD Project #3016077),
  • Petitioned Seattle Department of Planning and Development

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City of Seattle
Seattle Department of Planning and Development
Blueprint Capital Holdings LLC
David Biddle

Parking and design review concerns with proposed project at 6917 California Ave SW (DPD Project #3016077),

    1. Petition by

      Morgan Neighbors

      Seattle, WA

We, the residents of the neighborhood around the proposed 30-unit apartment development at 6917 California Ave SW (DPD Project #3016077), demand that the project developer and the DPD engage with us to address our regarding our concerns with the project:

  1. Lack of onsite parking included in the project plan will adversely impact the surrounding neighborhood.  Many neighborhood residents are greatly concerned about the negative impacts of this, and request that some onsite parking be included in this project.  

     

    30 apartment units, no matter in an urban village or how close to transit, will require accommodation of many additional vehicles in the area.  Many households will require vehicles for commuting to work and shopping (similar projects in Seattle have seen an average of .5-.75 cars/unit), along with  family or visitors needing to park in the area.  Realistically, this project will add 15-20 vehicles on a typical day, and up to 20-30 on evenings and weekends.  Street parking on California Ave, Mills, Willow and Holly streets are already at or over capacity for families and residents on those streets; this project will greatly exacerbate the problem.  In addition, many tenants in Seattle still do seek/require offstreet parking and are willing to pay a premium for it; it will be in the developers best financial interest in leasing units more easily and at a premium, to include some onsite parking.

  2. The lack of any design review of the project by the developer, Blueprint Capitol Holdings LLC, with neighborhood residents who will be significantly impacted by this project is of great concern by many neighborhood residents.

     

    any project of this size and scope will have a direct and long term impact on the aesthetics and character of the surrounding neighborhood, which in this case is 85% single family residential.  We find it unacceptable for this project to proceed without adequate opportunity for the neighborhood residents to have access and input to the project design and planning, and request that DPD and/or the developer participate in, gather feedback from, and make good faith effort to incorporate feedback from the surrounding neighborhood residents.

To:
Seattle Department of Planning and Development, City of Seattle
David Biddle, Blueprint Capital Holdings LLC
I am a resident of the neighborhood around the proposed 30-unit apartment development at 6917 California Ave SW (DPD Project #3016077), and have concerns with the lack of onsite parking or design review for this project. You may reach us via our neighborhood group contact at morganneighbors@hotmail.com

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Alice Ard SEATTLE, WA
      • 4 months ago

      It is already difficult to find parking in front of our condo. 30 additional units will seriously affect the neighborhood.

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    • Jerry Shigaki SEATTLE, WA
      • 4 months ago

      My family and friends often visit and use street parking --- There will not be any parking available for them!

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    • Linda Howells SEATTLE, WA
      • 4 months ago

      Traffic, lack of parking, noise, congestion and reduction in transit.

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    • Pamela Downing SEATTLE, WA
      • 4 months ago

      I shop and visit friends in this area on a weekly basis. Parking is already tight in this city. This sort of development (without parking included) is shortsighted planning for our city and neighborhood.

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    • Nancy Roberts SEATTLE, WA
      • 4 months ago

      I live up the street from the site and have lived in W. Seattle almost 25 years. This will reduce available parking, adversely impacting residents, visitors, and retail shops. Parking in this area is already difficult.

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