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Aegis on Galer Public Hearing Moved to February 19

January 24th, 2013 by Laura Fonda

Proposed Aegis on Galer
Courtesy of VIA Architecture

As reported earlier this month, the proposed Aegis on Galer project was conditionally approved by the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) – however, appeals were being accepted through yesterday, January 23.

Today, the DPD announced a new public hearing date for appeals received for the project. According to the DPD, both the Declaration of Non-Significance and Design Review have been appealed. The original public hearing was slated for January 30th, but it has been rescheduled to February 19th at the Office of the Hearing Examiner. If necessary, additional time has been reserved on February 22, 2013 for a continuance.

Written comments will be accepted until the close of the hearing scheduled for February 19, 2013. Comments should be sent to:

City of Seattle Hearing Examiner
700 5th Avenue, Suite 4000
P.O. Box 94729
Seattle, WA 98124-4729

You can access copies of the Report and Recommendation, the rezone application, and all other documents related to this project online – enter “3012582” in the project number field.

Key Details

  • What: Public Hearing on Rezone Application for 223 W. Galer Street
  • When: Tuesday, February 19, 9am
  • Where: Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Room 4009

If you have additional questions, contact Colin R. Vasquez, Senior Land Use Planner at 206.684.5639.

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Streamline Tavern applies for outdoor seating

July 22nd, 2011 by Thea

You may soon be able to enjoy a drink at one of Queen Anne’s most adored dive bars, Streamline Tavern, out in the summer sun, as well as inside the dim-lit bar. On Monday, July 18 the Streamline, located at 121 W Mercer Street, applied for a sidewalk cafe permit with the Seattle Department of Transportation.

The permit would allow the bar to install outdoor seating adjacent to the sidewalk on Mercer, provided it is blocked off from public by a railing, and offer table and alcoholic beverage service.

The public is invited to comment on the Streamline’s sidewalk cafe application through Thursday, August 4. Comments should be submitted via email to, or by mail to SDOT, Attn: Annual Permits, PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA 98124. Comments should include the application number, project address and commenter’s contact information. Details on how to comment on this project can be found here.

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Meeting on school transportation plan Thursday

February 2nd, 2011 by Thea

Just a friendly reminder that Seattle Public Schools is hosting a public meeting on the district’s new school Transportation Plan, which if approved will go into effect for the 2011-2012 school year, tomorrow, Thursday, February 3 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Hamilton International School, located at 1610 N 41 St.

The proposed Transportation Plan changes would save the district an estimated $4 million by creating new transportation zones for bus routes for attendance area elementary and K-8 schools. Get details on the new plan here.

The school board is scheduled to vote on the proposed plan at its February 16 meeting, where there will be opportunities for public comment. More information about signing up for public testimony is available here (.pdf) and on the school board website.

If you can’t make Thursday’s meeting, don’t worry. There will be a third meeting regarding the proposed plan next week from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, at Chief Sealth International High School, 2600 SW Thistle.

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Public meeting on Elliott Bay Seawall tonight

June 16th, 2010 by Thea

SDOT and the US Army Corps of Engineers are beginning an environmental review of the Elliott Bay seawall replacement project. There will be a public meeting tonight, Wednesday, June 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, located at 2211 Alaskan Way. The meeting will break down to include an open house from 4 to 5:30 p.m., followed by a formal presentation and time for public hearing from 5:30 to 7 p.m. From SDOT:

The seawall protects Seattle’s waterfront from wind driven storm waves and the erosive tidal forces of Elliott Bay for a distance of approximately 7,166 feet between South Washington Street and Broad Street. Major utilities, Alaskan Way and SR 99, the ferry terminal, and rail lines also are supported by the seawall. Since its construction between 1916 and 1934, the seawall has deteriorated significantly; it does not meet current earthquake standards.

As part of the environmental review process, a requirement of both the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), a scoping period is required to collect comments from the public on alternatives, mitigation measures, probably significant adverse impacts, and permits and all other approvals that may be required.

The public are invited to comment during scoping, which SDOT says “will help set the stage for design of the new seawall,” through Monday, July 19. Those interested in making a public testimony may contact an available court reporter during the open house portion of tonight’s meeting. Comments may be made at the public meeting, or by writing to: Elliott Bay Seawall EIS Scoping Comments, c/o Tetra Tech, Inc., 1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 550, Seattle, WA 98101 or via e-mail to

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Design meeting for proposed apartment complex

February 12th, 2010 by Thea

The Department of Planning and Development has set a Design Review Board meeting for next month to make a recommendation on a proposed seven-story apartment building at 151 John St. The project would have 41-units and 24 parking spaces located both at and below grade. The DRB meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, at the Queen Anne Community Center, located at 1901 First Ave W, in Room 3. The applicant asked for the meeting, where they will present information about the proposed building design. The public is invited to comment on the proposal, after which the DRB members will offer a recommendation to the Director of DPD. For more information click here.

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City asking for public comment on BYOB Winery

January 29th, 2010 by Thea

The BYOB Winery, which stands for Blend Your Own Bottle/Barrel (depending on how thirsty you are), opened along the Ship Canal at 198 Nickerson St in the fall, offering patrons the opportunity to create their own wines from scratch at Seattle’s first “custom-crush winery.”


The 20,000 square-foot space currently houses a custom-crush facility, a microdistillery, air-conditioned storage bays, and a large area slated to become a restaurant down the line. Although plans are still in the works, owner and winemaker Mike Almquist tell us that they hope to open the restaurant, in connection with the winery, as soon as they get their “funding in place.” In the meantime, they’ve put in an application to the Department of Planing and Development to build a 390 square foot deck addition to the space that would supply outdoor seating overlooking the canal.


The city is accepting public comment on the application through Tuesday, February 23. To read up on the application or make a comment to the city, click here.

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City seeks public comment on commercial demolition

December 30th, 2009 by Thea

The Department of Planning and Development is asking the Queen Anne community to give public comment on a land use application that would demolish three commercial structures, totally 76,727 sq. ft., on 1207 Westlake Ave N, an area that is classified as “environmentally critical.” According to DPD, this may be the only opportunity community members have to weigh in on the environmental impacts of the proposal. To read up on the application or make a public comment, click here. Comments can be made online though Wednesday, January 6.

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