89 Columbia City units nearing MUP

Sound Real Estate Development owns a vacant corner at 3019 S. Angeline St., directly west of Columbia City Station and Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. With architect SHW, it’s planning a five-story, 89-unit apartment building.

That proposal recently received a SEPA determination of non-significance from the city, which clears the path to a master use permit. One more round of administrative design review does appear likely.

No general contractor is indicted for a project tentatively slated to break ground this fall. Construction would take about a year. Sound may perform that role.

The team also includes Terrane, surveyor; Davido Consulting Group, civil engineer; Root of Design, landscape architect; Swenson Say Faget, structural engineer; HV Engineering, mechanical and plumbing; Sound Earth Strategies, wetlands consultant; Evergreen Certification, energy consultant; and Solarc Energy Group, energy modeling.

All the units will be SEDUs (small efficiency dwelling units). No parking is included, but tenants will have a bike room.

Total project size is estimated at 34,667 square feet, with a Mandatory Housing Affordability fee of over $737,000.

Sound also owns a nearby site at 4734 31st Ave. S. There, again with SHW, a four-story, 42-unit building is planned. That project also appears to be close to a MUP.

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