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Greenwood Density Rising @ Fred Meyer

November 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Design, Fred Meyer Greenwood, Phinney Ridge

The Greenwood Town Center and Fred Meyer saga continues tonight….. The Seattle DPD is recommending that the area currently zoned commercially with a 40 foot height limit be changed to neighborhood commercial with a 65 foot height limit. First Ave would also get a pedestrian overlay. Both changes discourage auto-oriented development and encourage pedestrian-oriented development. […]

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Greenwood Seattle Rezoning – Public Outrage Vented

June 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Fred Meyer Design, Fred Meyer Greenwood

Here is the feedback from concerned members of the community who are outraged at these changes. Neighbors spoke of common themes including parking pressures, vacant buildings, transients. Concerns were specific to both renters and owners being forced out with higher property valuations driven by the rezoning in a declining economy with minimal retail demand in […]

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Fred Meyer Greenwood – Rezoning Proposals Begin.

June 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Design, Fred Meyer Greenwood, Greenwood

As we’ve previously reported, proposals are in play to rezone the neighborhoods surrounding Fred Meyer Greenwood’s expansion. This will likely add the ability for townhomes and increased neighborhood density around soon-to-be-remodeled shopping center. The graphic shows the detail of the proposed impacts to the surrounding homes. On June 29th, Seattle’s Planning Department will host a […]

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Fred Meyer and the Peat Bog Dilemma

March 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Design, Fred Meyer Greenwood

What will the new Fred Meyer development do to Greenwood’s peat bog? That’s what Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development has to decide before they either let the project stand or order an additional environmental review. Over 50 concerned neighbors showed up to a public meeting at Loyal Height Community Center on Thursday night to […]

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Environmental Review for Fred Meyer’s Greenwood Expansion

March 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Development Projects, Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Design, Fred Meyer Greenwood

Thursday, March 11 is the next public comment on the environmental impact of Fred Meyer’s Greenwood expansion. This is an important project for our community and many have voiced concern on the impact to the peat bog. Make sure to attend this meeting if possible and we’ll be sharing our coverage with the neighborhood. MEETING […]

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Upzoning in Greenwood: How it can impact your home’s value.

February 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Design, Fred Meyer Greenwood, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge

Around 35 Greenwood neighbors showed up to the Greenwood Library on Tuesday night to discuss a new zoning proposal for the neighborhood’s urban core. Although the Greenwood Community Council has no power to change zoning on its own, it serves as liaison between Greenwood residents and the City Council. GCC president (and, currently, sole board […]

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Design Review Board approves plans for Greenwood Fred Meyer

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Development Projects, Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Design, Fred Meyer Greenwood

Fred Meyer’s plan for a massive expansion of its Greenwood store got the stamp of approval from the Design Review Board at Ballard High School on Monday night. The Board heard a mixed bag of comments from around 100 neighborhood residents, but no overwhelming consensus about any particular design change the neighborhood would like to […]

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Fred Meyer Greenwood Design Survey Results

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Design, Fred Meyer Greenwood, Phinney Ridge

As the Design Review Board approved the Fred Meyer Greenwood Design with comments from the audience, our survey showed the public roughly 57% supporting the project to 43% opposed. Some great comments from the survey are listed below: Survey Quotes: Why do I support the project? Because it has financial backing and will happen. GG.DDAG […]

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Live Updates – Fred Meyer Greenwood Design Meeting

September 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Design, Fred Meyer Greenwood, Phinney Ridge

[liveblog]1[/liveblog] We are planning to provide live updates of the September 28th Fred Meyer design meeting from Ballard High School Library. 6:34: The board members introduce themselves and promise up to 3 hours to get through public comments. Reminder: Design issues only, no environmental issues. The board has no say over those. 6:35: Tom Gibbons, […]

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Fred Meyer Greenwood Development – Design Update

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Development Projects, Fred Meyer, Fred Meyer Design, Fred Meyer Greenwood

The Fred Meyer Greenwood development is one of the major stories of community interest to both the Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, and surrounding neighborhoods. Community feedback regarding pedestrian access, urban design, vehicle access, traffic, environmental protections, and handicap access have led discussion at extremely active previous community meetings. On behalf of Fred Meyer stores, we interviewed […]

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