Tonight, Monday, February 3, the Northeast Design Review Board will meet to decide the next steps for the development of the “old Fruit Stand block” just south of Roosevelt High School.
The meeting takes place at 6:30 PM at the University Heights Community Center (5031 University Way NE, Room 209). There is a public comment period during the meeting, but it is only 20 minutes in length and not for Q&A-style discussions.
Ravenna Blog will be in attendance and providing LIVE COVERAGE below, starting around 6:30 PM.
The Roosevelt Development Group will be presenting their preferred project design (by Seattle architecture firm GGLO) for 6505 15th Avenue NE (Project #3013244) to the Northeast Design Review Board at tonight’s meeting.
Three different design schemes were presented during the early design guidance meeting on August 6, 2012. (You can find the notes from that meeting here.) Tonight’s recommendation phase design is the third of those three designs and features:
- Approximately 221 dwelling units, in a mix of multi- and groun- level configurations;
- 7,500-square-feet of ground-level commercial space;
- 175 parking stalls, accessed from 14th Avenue NE;
- Overall height of 7-stories (building heights ranging from 55 to 75 feet, depending on the slope of the property)
Jim O’Halloran, past Roosevelt Neighborhood Association Land Use Chair, had this to say about tonight’s meeting and the current design plans:
“Now that a zoning decision for the high school blocks has been made, and that a reasonably attractive building has been designed for the site with some engagement from the Community, let’s get on with it; build the building. If for any reason the project will be further delayed, then it is important that the existing decrepit building structures be removed without further delay. Allowing this sore spot to fester without near term improvement would surely undermine RDG’s relationship with the Community.”