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3/4/21 - Design Commission Hearing Agenda

Public Hearing
Regularly scheduled Design Commission Hearings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

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1.  (1:30- 2:15)

Items of Interest 

City Attorney Legal Refresher
Vertical Infrastructure Letter - Vote
Shelter to Housing Continuum

2.  (2:25-5:25)

EA 21-007685 DA (DZ) - Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge - Bridge Type Selection

EA 21-007324 (HLC) - Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge - Bridge Type Selection

This is a joint DAR with the Design Commission and Historic Landmarks Commission to provide Commission input on the potential bridge type(s) for an anticipated seismically resilient replacement for the historic Burnside Bridge. Multiple options will be presented for feedback and discussion across the three separate spans of the bridge. The Historic Landmarks Commission has purview within the Skidmore Old Town Historic District (from the seawall, westward) and the Design Commission has purview in the Design overlay zone (from the seawall, eastward). 

3.  (5:20-6:20)

LU 20-210547 DZM AD - 3000 SE Powell     Rescheduled from 2/4 and Continued from 1/7/21

Type III Design Review for a proposed new four-story multi-family dwelling structure of approximately 137,200 square feet. The building program consists of 206 affordable housing units and 28 surface parking spaces. Ground floor uses include lofted housing units, building lobby, property management offices, and residential and community amenity spaces. The project also proposes a new multi-use path connecting SE 30th Ave. through the site to SE 31st Ave and revisions to the right-of-way at SE 30th off SE Powell. The following additional reviews are also requested:

One (1) Modification:

  • Modification #1: Setbacks 33.130.215.C.1. To allow an increase in the maximum setback standard from SE 30th from 74’-6” to 63’-5”.

Three (3) Adjustments:

  • Adjustment #1: Maximum Building Height in the CE Zone 33.130.210. To allow an increase in the building height in the part of the building that spans the CE zone at the south from 45’ to 60’.
  • Adjustment #2: Loading Standards 33.266.310. To not provide the required Standard A loading space on site (to be in the ROW at 30th Ave).
  • Adjustment #3: Parking Lot Landscaping 33.266.130.G. To not provide all of the required 5’ of L2 landscaping at the south parking adjacent to the new Multi-Use Path Right-of Way.

Please Keep in mind

  • The agenda is subject to change.

  • Agenda items may be rescheduled.

  • Times are estimates only and agenda item times may change.

  • Projects are reviewed in the order listed with a 10 minute break between agenda items.

  • All continuances and reschedules are requested by the applicant, unless otherwise noted.

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