Public Design Review for Aegis Galer Street Project Set for October 24

Posted on October 9th, 2012 by Laura Fonda

The proposed 4-story Aegis assisted living building at 223 W Galer St is up for public design review on Wednesday, October 24th. If you’re concerned about the height of this building or any other impacts related to the design, mark your calendars. Only a few neighbors attended the first design review, so this is your chance to make your voice heard!

Courtesy Via Architecture Early Design Review: click for larger image

This particular Aegis property will include 60 assisted living units above street-level retail, with parking for 21 vehicles below grade. The existing one-story structure will be demolished, and the project is still pending City Council approval of the rezone required for the four-story structure.

Courtesy Via Architecture: proposed Aegis building

Where are we in the process? This will be the second stage of Design Review, the Recommendation phase. The meeting agenda is as follows:

– The applicant presents information about the proposed design and how it responds to the Design Guideline priorities

– The public may comment on the proposed design

– The Design Review Board will offer their recommendations to the Director of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD)

Public comments are welcome at the Recommendation meeting – but note that comments are limited to design considerations only. According to the DPD, “if environmental review is triggered, comments related to environmental impacts (such as traffic, parking, noise, etc) may be sent to DPD following notice of that review.”

To prep for this meeting, you can read relevant documents, such as the Design Review document fro June, and public comments on this development at – enter “3012582” as the project number. The Early Design Guidance document (with drawings and photos) is also available online.

Key Details:
What: Design Review & Public Comments for Aegis Project at 223 W Galer
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 6:30pm
Where: Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave W, Room 1

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