A rendering of Jasmine, the proposed 17-story project slated for the site of Bush Garden restaurant • Image courtesy of Vibrant Cities

The following is the agenda for the October 22 meeting of the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board. Any member of the public is welcome to meetings and provide public comment.

The October 22 agenda includes certificates of approval for proposed building identification signage at Little Saigon Housing, a proposed replacement of graphics on an illuminated cabinet sign at Dough Zone.

Board briefings, followed by public comment, will address the following projects: Further refinements to the design of the building exterior and site of 8-story mixed use development (condominiums) on 5th Avenue; proposed redevelopment plans for the properties at 614 Maynard S. (Elgin Hotel/Bush Garden), including the partial demolition of the 614 Maynard Ave. S. building and further exploration of façade design and massing options for the proposed development.

The meeting will be held October 22, 4:30 p.m. at Hirabayashi Place, 442 S. Main St. Donnie Chin Community Room. 

Note that complete applications for certificates of approval for proposed projects are included in the ISRD records, and are available to the public by appointment at 600 4th Ave, City Hall, 4th Floor. Staff reserve the right to alter the order of the agenda, and the assigned time is approximate.

The meeting agenda is as follows:

Approval of Minutes, 4:30 p.m. 

May 28, 2019 and June 11, 2019

Certificates of Approval:
  • 1253 S. Jackson St. – Little Saigon Housing, 4:35 p.m. 
    Applicant: Michele Wang, Runberg Architecture Group
    Signs: Proposed building identification signage to be installed on the canopy at the building entrance.
  • 504 5th Ave. S. #109 – Dough Zone 4:50 p.m.
    Applicant: Tracie Skiles, Berry Sign Systems
    Signs: Proposed replacement of the graphics on the 2-sided, illuminated cabinet sign in two (2) locations.
Board Briefings:

Public Comment Procedures for Board briefings: Verbal comment will be limited to twenty-five (25) minutes total, with two (2) minutes allotted to each speaker. Individuals speaking on behalf of a group or organization will be allowed four (4) minutes. Please sign in when you arrive at the meeting and indicate yourself as a speaker, if you wish to speak. As there will be limited time for verbal comment, we encourage people to submit letters of written comment that can be shared with the Board members in advance of the meeting. Please submit them prior to Monday, Oct. 21st at 4:00 pm. Comments can be emailed to [email protected], or mailed to Rebecca Frestedt’s attention at: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, ISRD Board, 600 4th Ave, PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.

  • 206 5th Ave. S. – 206 Place 5:05 PM
    Presenter: Eli Hardi, Hewitt
    Briefing on proposed new construction of an 8-story mixed use development (condominiums). The focus of the briefing will be on further refinements to the design of the building exterior and site. Project includes proposed demolition of the existing one- story commercial building. No formal actions will be taken at this meeting. Administered by The Historic Preservation Program The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods “Printed on Recycled Paper”
  • 614-620 Maynard Ave. S. – Elgin Hotel/adjacent warehouse 6:05 p.m
    Presenter: Li Alligood, Otak
    Briefing by Li Alligood, Otak and James Wong, Vibrant Cities, on proposed redevelopment plans for the properties at 614 Maynard S. (Elgin Hotel/Bush Garden) and 620 Maynard Ave. S. (warehouse). The focus of this briefing will be on the partial demolition of the 614 Maynard Ave. S. building and further exploration of façade design and massing options for the proposed development. No formal actions will be taken at this meeting.
Board Business, 7:05 p.m.

Adjourn 

Meeting Procedure:

The following procedures will be used during the Board’s review and deliberations for each application:
• The CHAIR will invite the applicant(s) to come to the table and ask if any members of the Board have a conflict of interest related to the application.
• The COORDINATOR will introduce the applicants and present the staff report.
• The CHAIR will invite the applicant(s) to make a presentation.
• The BOARD MEMBERS will ask questions of the applicant(s) about the application and /or ask the Coordinator about the applicability of ordinance and guidelines citations.
• The CHAIR will ask for PUBLIC COMMENT.
• The BOARD will deliberate on the proposal.
• The CHAIR will ask for a motion from the Board to recommend approval, approval with conditions or denial of the proposal. The CHAIR will ask if there is a second in support of the motion.
• The Board will vote by a show of hands.

Note: Meetings of the City of Seattle’s International Special Review District Board are open to the public. Inclusion of an application on this agenda constitutes a determination that the application for the specified Certificate of Approval is complete. Applicants or their representatives should be present to discuss their proposals. Other agencies that may have jurisdiction over these proposals include, but are not limited to, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI), Seattle Transportation Department (SDOT), Seattle-King County Health Department, Washington State Liquor Control Board, and the National Park Service (U.S. Department of the Interior). All meetings of the International Special Review District Board are held pursuant to SMC 23.66, as amended. Testimony may be presented at the meeting or by submission of written statements to the Historic Preservation Program, Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave., 4th fl., P.O. Box 94649 Seattle WA 98124-4649 prior to the meeting.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call the Board Coordinator at 206-684-0226 immediately upon receipt of this agenda to make arrangements.

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