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LiHi gets the OK in Greenwood

The City's Department of Design, Construction and Land Use (DCLU) granted a master-use permit on Sept. 2 to the Low Income Housing Institute's plans to build a four-story housing/retail complex at 312 NW 85th St. in Greenwood. The so-called LiHi project will include 3,440 square feet of retail space on the ground floor along N. 85th, with 31 residential units on the upper floors. The project will also have underground parking for 20 cars. The existing buildings on the property - which includes a low-rise apartment building, a small commercial building that currently houses a hair salon, a single-family home and a billboard - will be demolished to make way for the new construction. For more information about the project (#2200870), contact land-use planner Scott Ringgold of DCLU at 233-3856.

Mixed-use building proposed

DCLU's Design Review Board met on Sept. 23 to make its preliminary recommendation regarding a proposed mixed-use development at 424 N. 85th St. (northwest corner of N. 85th and Dayton Ave. N) in Greenwood. The property is currently the site of an old warehouse and a small single-family home, both of which are unoccupied and would need to be demolished to make way for new construction. The proposed building, by property owner Che Senh Minh, calls for construction of a four-story building that would have commercial space on the ground floor, along N. 85th, and 55 residential units. Parking would be provided in an underground garage and at-grade. While the Design Review Board's decision came too late for the Seattle Sun to report in time for this issue, DCLU land-use planner David Graves said prior to the meeting "these mixed-use projects tend to be straightforward. ... It's kind of the way the whole 85th street corridor is going." He noted that the area already has several similar projects proposed by other developers. For more information about the project (#2107947), call DCLU at 297-2106.

Greenwood lot to be divided

A master-use permit was granted Sept. 12 to allow a property owner to subdivide a single parcel, located at 9307 Linden Ave. N., into five unit lots. The subdivision of the property is only for the purpose of permitting the sale or lease of the unit lots, according to a statement issued by DCLU. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots. The construction of townhouses is being reviewed separately under Project No. 2200069. For more information about the project to subdivide the property (#2202059), call land-use planner Christopher Ndifon at 684-5046.

Haller Lake lot to be split

A master-use permit was granted Sept. 12 to allow a property owner to subdivide a single lot, located at 1716 N. 122nd St., into five lots. All existing structures on the property will be demolished. Numerous conditions have been placed on the project (#2201267). For details, call land-use planner David Graves of DCLU at 297-2106.

Cell phone antennas planned

AT&T Wireless Services Inc. has applied for master-use permit to construct six cell-phone antennas on the roof of an existing building at 9701 Sand Point Way NE. Written comments from the public may be submitted to DCLU through Oct. 2. For details about the project (#2204294), call land-use planner John Bissell at 533-9888.