Thursday, September 26, 2019

Early Design Guidance (EDG) 

The West Design Review Board will meet on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 8:00pm at
the Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave W, in Room 1. 

This is the first of two design review meetings. At this initial meeting, the Board will listen to a presentation by the Safeway Project team regarding their proposed development, hear public comments, and make recommendations.

The focus is on the buildings' massing, materials, and other design elements such as architectural context, street level interaction, and open space per the city-wide guidelines and the Upper Queen Anne guidelines (developed by our community).

Environmental issues such as parking and traffic are not addressed by the design review process.

Here are links to the City's design review process and the Upper Queen Anne Guidelines:

Here's the link to the Safeway Project Team's proposal (Project No. 3033807) as submitted to the City:

While this is a lot of information to absorb, we feel it's important to learn as much as you can about the design review process and the team's proposal so that you can make your comments relevant to the design guidelines and as succinct as possible. You may consider focusing on one or two aspects of the design you consider to be most critical. The time allotted to public comments is likely to be only 20 minutes.

You may also submit more detailed written comments through Tuesday, October 1st to You may want to bring brief and easily read written comments to the meeting as well in case it's possible to hand a copy off to the Design Review Board before the meeting begins.

Should you have any questions or want further information, you can contact Joseph Hurley, the Design Review Planner for this project, at 206-684-8278 or at