The Early Design Guidance Review Board will hold a second review meeting with developers and architects behind a proposed residential and commercial development at 2925 E. Madison St., where a PCC Market will sit between three stories of apartments and two levels of parking.
Developer Velmeir Companies is working with architecture firm Studio Meng Strazzara on the design, which is proposed to include 26,000 square feet of retail — 25,000 square feet for PCC Market and 1,600 square feet for a specialty store — 75 apartments and 158 parking stalls.
During its first meeting with developers in July, the DRB acknowledged public comments about the height, bulk and scale of the project at East Madison and Dewey Place East, agreeing that the massing needed a better transition on Dewey — concerns about too much blank wall — and that additional setbacks are needed. The board also questioned whether two stories of elevated parking would be best for fronting Dewey. No departures were requested during the July meeting.
Everett firm Gibson Traffic Consultants performed a traffic analysis for the project, which was entered into city record in late August. That analysis estimates more than 1,200 daily vehicle trips to and from the site, but also estimates a loss of about 766 trips that would have gone to City People’s, the garden center currently on the site.
The DRB will hold its second review meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Fr. LeRoux Conference Center (Student Center 160) at Seattle University, 1000 E. James Way. Design plans can be reviewed here.