24 Phinney Ridge condos planned on tight site

A small midrise infill project at 6817 Greenwood Ave. N. is planned on a midblock property in Phinney Ridge with only 3,413 square feet. That’s slotted in between the Fini condominium and Woodland Park Presbyterian Church.

Workshop AD is designing the six-story building. Previously slated to be a rental project, the latest design proposal now says 24 condos are planned. The next review comes on Monday, in a virtual presentation.

That area of Phinney Ridge is zoned up to 55 feet, but the project will gain extra height and floor area by participating in the city’s Living Building Pilot Program.

The team now also includes Root of Design, landscape architect; Geo Group Northwest, geotechnical; Emerald Land Surveying; Swenson Say Faget, structural engineer; Glumac, energy consultant; Robinison Engineering, water use consultant; and DCG, civil.

Build Urban had previously been attached as the builder and owner; ownership now seems to have shifted to an investor group. Build Urban has rebranded as Rainier Development & Construction.

Numbers are all about the same: a total project size of some 15,330 square feet, which includes the basement, amenities, and a roof deck with about 451 square feet. The Mandatory Housing Affordability fee is estimated at $196,561.

Units look to run from around 400 to 450 square feet, with both studios and one-bedrooms. Some will have balconies.

Residents and guests will have 26 bike stalls, with no vehicular parking.


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