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35th Ave Plan Public Workshop #1

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The first of 3 public workshops to develop zoning recommendations and streetscape guidelines for the 35th Ave NE Business District, hosted by the 35th Ave Committee and facilitated by Makers …

The first of 3 public workshops to develop zoning recommendations and streetscape guidelines for the 35th Ave NE Business District, hosted by the 35th Ave Committee and facilitated by Makers Architecture & Urban Design and SvR Design. Located in the Ravenna-Bryant and Wedgwood neighborhoods in NE Seattle.

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  • 1. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 35TH AVE NE PUBLIC WORKSHOP 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM TUESDAY, APRIL 22ND (HAPPY EARTH DAY)
  • 2. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 INTRODUCTION WEDGWOOD VISION PLAN WEDGWOOD VISION PLAN July 2010
  • 3. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 INTRODUCTION BUSINESS DISTRICT SURVEY ·· 1,038 people responded. ·· 89% self identified themselves as living in the “neighborhood.” ·· Those that don’t consider 35th their primary business district do so because there’s not enough variety & prefer to shop elsewhere. ·· Top 3 reasons to visit: grocery shopping, coffee, & banking.
  • 4. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 INTRODUCTION BUSINESS DISTRICT SURVEY ·· 84% comfortable with more development within the business district. ·· 92% would like more retail diversity within the business district & 68% would like more retail than was inventoried. ·· Comfortable with more development if: 75% improves streetscape & walkability 72% well designed 55% located appropriately 46% provides increased retail 44% transitions well with single-family
  • 5. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 INTRODUCTION STREETSCAPE DESIGN & ZONING REQUIREMENTS
  • 6. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 MAR APR MAY JUN JULY AUG SEPT INTRODUCTION PROJECT SCHEDULE 1. INFORMATION GATHERING 35th Ave Committee meeting Neighborhood walkabout Public Workshop #1: April 22nd 2. DESIGN DIRECTION 35th Ave Committee meeting Public Workshop #2: June 11th 3. FINAL REVIEW 35th Ave Committee meeting Public Workshop #3: July 31st
  • 7. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 INTRODUCTION WORKSHOP SCHEDULE PRESENTATION (7:00 pm) ·· Land Use & Building Character ·· Streetscape Design ·· Goals Discussion SMALL WORKING GROUPS (7:45 pm) ·· Land Use & Building Character ·· Streetscape Design PRESENT BACK (8:45 pm) WALK SHEDS 1/4 mi = 5 min walk 1/2 mi = 10 min walk
  • 8. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 LAND USE & BUILDING CHARACTER
  • 9. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 LAND USE & BUILDINGS CHARACTER ZONING TODAY Single Family (SF5000/SF7200) ·· Single dwelling unit; one accessory unit allowed within structure ·· 5,000/7,200 SF minimum lot size required for each detached structure Multifamily Lowrise (L-2) ·· 2 to 3-story lowrise apartment building or townhouses ·· Density limit of one unit per 1,200 SF of lot area ·· Maximum 40% lot coverage (50% for townhouses) ·· Average of 30% of lot area required for open space for apartments; or 300 square feet per unit for ground-related housing Neighborhood Commercial (NC1) ·· Provides primarily convenience retail sales & services to the surrounding residential neighborhood Neighborhood Commercial (NC2) ·· Pedestrian-oriented shopping provides a full range of retail sales & services to the surrounding neighborhood ·· Building types are single-purpose commercial structures, multi-story mixed use & residential structures. ·· 25,000 square feet is the maximum size for some commercial uses
  • 10. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 LAND USE & BUILDINGS CHARACTER LAND USES LAND USES Commercial Office School Church Civic Park / Open Space Single family housing
  • 11. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 LAND USE & BUILDINGS CHARACTER MID-CENTURY MODERN Seattle historic sites The University Unitarian Church Paul Hyden Kirk (1959) Source: University of Washington Libraries. Pho Collection 251 Northeast Cleaners (unknown) Source: Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods
  • 12. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 LAND USE & BUILDINGS CHARACTER MULTIFAMILY LOWRISE L-2 RC allows office use but prevents Seattle Audobon from adding classrooms to the top floor.
  • 13. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 LAND USE & BUILDINGS CHARACTER MIXED USE NC2-40 zoning discourages 3:1 mixed-use with certain commercial uses (e.g., restaurants). 10’ — 20’ — 40’ — 30’ —
  • 14. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 LAND USE & BUILDINGS CHARACTER REDEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL While redevelopment is occurring on some sites, cell tower & utilities may deter redevelopment on others.
  • 15. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 LAND USE & BUILDINGS CHARACTER HOUSING / RETAIL MIX 1,500 housing units within a 1/4 mi. supports a neighborhood business district (30-50k SF) Note: Assumes about 15 SF retail / residential unit. ~500 units ~500 units ~850 units ~900 units
  • 16. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 LAND USE & BUILDINGS CHARACTER LAND USE CONFIGURATION Alt 1. Nodes Alt 2. Contiguous
  • 17. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 LAND USE & BUILDINGS CHARACTER RELATIONSHIP TO TRANSIT 30% design of the Roosevelt station located at 12th Ave & NE 65th St (Sound Transit, 2011).
  • 18. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 LAND USE & BUILDINGS CHARACTER BUILDING CHARACTER BALLARD (PROPOSAL) 9. CIVIC SINGLE-STORY SOUTH LAKE UNION 10. CIVIC MULTI-STORY ISSAQUAH VANCOUVER, WA 1. MIXED-USE 40’ WEDGWOOD 2. MIXED-USE WITH RESTAURANT EAST CAPITOL HILL ALEX GARLAND PHOTOGRAPHY
  • 19. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 STREETSCAPE DESIGN
  • 20. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 STREETSCAPE DESIGN ROADWAY NOT PART OF SCOPE
  • 21. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 STREETSCAPE DESIGN ROADWAY NOT PART OF SCOPE
  • 22. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 STREETSCAPE DESIGN CYCLING NETWORK CYCLING NETWORK Neighborhood Greenways 1/2 mi = 4 min bike
  • 23. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 STREETSCAPE DESIGN OPEN SPACE
  • 24. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 STREETSCAPE DESIGN SIDEWALK USES
  • 25. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 STREETSCAPE DESIGN TREES
  • 26. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1
  • 27. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 QUESTIONS?
  • 28. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 DISCUSSION 2010 WEDGWOOD VISION PLAN COMMERCIAL & MIXED-USE AREAS ·· More business, service, & mixed- use buildings. ·· Focus commercial & mixed-use development near commercial nodes but also more all along 35th. ·· Pedestrian friendly & connected commercial areas.
  • 29. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 DISCUSSION 2010 WEDGWOOD VISION PLAN COMMERCIAL & MIXED-USE AREAS ·· A few 3-4 stories ok. ·· Commercial areas oriented to 35th - parking at rear or structured. ·· Primarily locally owned businesses. ·· Consider nodes at NE 75th & NE 70th as well. Consider adjacent neighborhoods.
  • 30. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 DISCUSSION 2010 WEDGWOOD VISION PLAN BUSINESS DISTRICT CHARACTER & DESIGN ·· New development will respect adjacent residential properties. ·· Enhanced pedestrian environment. ·· Parking impacts minimized.
  • 31. 35th Ave NE Streetscape Design and Zoning Requirements Public Workshop #1 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE PRESENTATION (7:00 pm) ·· Land Use & Building Character ·· Streetscape Design ·· Goals Discussion SMALL WORKING GROUPS (7:45 pm) ·· Land Use & Building Character ·· Streetscape Design PRESENT BACK (8:45 pm)