Author Archives: NEDC Seattle

North Precinct Advisory Council Meeting, Dec 6

NPAC generally meets the first Wednesday of each month, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Kent Evans Auditorium, Lakeside School, 14050 1st Avenue NE (parking is easy and free).

The next meeting is Wednesday, December 6.  The agenda will be posted at


Members Sought for Seattle’s Design Review Boards, Dec 15 deadline

Members Sought for Seattle’s Design Review Boards:  Deadline to apply December 15

Passionate about design or architecture?  The City is looking for qualified candidates to fill 15 upcoming openings on the Seattle’s Design Review Boards.  Board members evaluate the design of new buildings based on citywide and neighborhood-specific design guidelines. The boards review large mixed-use developments, multifamily housing, and commercial projects.

The volunteer positions will start on April 4, 2018, when retiring board members’ terms expire.  To be considered for appointment, send an application, cover letter, and resume by December 15, 2017 to Lisa Rutzick at  For more information or an application, go to

Public Safety Survey, ends Nov 30

Public Safety Survey:  Seattle University is administering the 3rd annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle.

A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure.

The survey is accessible at through November 30 and is available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

To participate or for more info, go to. or contact Michael Sowby at

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) EIS Comment deadline, Nov 16

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU):  The comment deadline for environmental scoping comments on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed changes to remove barriers to creating more ADUs and detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs) has been extended to November 16.

The proposed changes would eliminate the off-street parking requirement, allow both an ADU and DADU on one single-family lot, eliminate the owner occupancy requirement and increase the number of unrelated individuals on one single-family lot from 8 to 12 or 14.

For information about the environmental review process click here.  Comment online at by mail to Aly Pennucci, Council Central Staff, P.O. Box 34025, Seattle, WA 98124-4025.  The City’s proposal would eliminate the off-street parking requirement and the owner-occupancy requirement.  For more information, contact Jesseca Brand at 206-397-5778 or


Aegis Early Design Guidance Meeting, Nov 13

Aegis Early Design Guidance Meeting:  November 13, 6:30 p.m., Room 202, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N.  

This project, Project # 3025056, is located at 3200 NE 45th Street (at Five Corners where the Baskin and Robins was).  The application proposes a six-story assisted living building with street level retail.  Parking for 65 vehicles to be provided below grade. Existing buildings to be demolished.  

At the first EDG meeting, the Board asked Aegis to return after further exploring the potential for visual connection to the Burke Gilman Trail and its residents, as well as further refine the open space area in front of the building to make it more level along the street frontage. These and other issues will be addressed at the upcoming meeting.

Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Committee

Apply to serve on the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Committee:  The Landmarks Preservation Board is seeking a new member to serve on the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District Application Review Committee (SPARC).

The open position is for a community member with a demonstrated interest in the history and preservation of the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District, one of the City’s eight historic districts.  The five-member Application Review Committee makes recommendations to the Landmarks Preservation Board for Certificates of Approval, which are requests to make physical changes to designated features of the District. Committee meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month and are held at a location within the District. Committee members serve without compensation.

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume (reference the Sand Point Naval Air Station in the subject line). Electronic submissions are preferred; however, to submit a paper copy, address it to: Erin Doherty, SPNAS District Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.  All appointments are confirmed by the chair of the Landmarks Preservation Board.  For more information, contact Erin Doherty at Erin.Doherty@seattle.govor 206-684-0380.