Compass Project Design Review on Greenwood

Map: The top of this image is North. This map is for illustrative purposes only. In the event of omissions, errors or differences, the documents in SDCI's files will control.

The top of this image is North.
This map is for illustrative purposes only.
In the event of omissions, errors or differences, the documents in SDCI’s files will control.


The proposal is to allow a 63,000 sq. ft. residential building with 59 units and 23 parking spaces.


Date:               Monday, November 7, 2016

Time:               8:30 p.m.

Location:         Ballard Community Center
6020 28th Ave NW
Sunset/Captain Ballard Room

All meeting facilities are ADA compliant. Translators or interpreters provided upon request. Please contact the Public Resource Center at or (206) 684-8467 at least five business days prior to the meeting to request this service.


The Director will accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the early design guidancethrough November 7, 2016. You are invited to offer comments regarding important site planning and design issues, which you believe, should be addressed in the design for this project.

Comments and requests to be made party of record should be submitted to or City of Seattle – Seattle DCI – PRC, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, PO Box 34019, Seattle, WA  98124-4019.


An application for Design Review related to future development of this site has been submitted to the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (Seattle DCI). The first phase of Design Review includes the Early Design Guidance (EDG) meeting. At the Early Design Guidance meeting, the following occurs:

  1. The applicants will present information about the site and vicinity as well as early massing design concepts.
  2. The public may offer comments regarding the design of a development on the subject site.*
  3. The Design Review Board will provide guidance and identify those Design Guidelines of highest priority for the design as it moves forward towards Master Use Permit (MUP) application.
  4. Following the meeting, Seattle DCI will issue a written Early Design Guidance report summarizing the meeting. This report will be sent to those who signed in at the meeting or otherwise requested a copy.

*Please note that public comment at the EDG meeting is limited to design considerations. If environmental review is triggered, comments related to environmental impacts (such as traffic, parking, noise, etc.) may be sent to Seattle DCI following notice of that review.


This proposal may be viewed at our Design Review Program website  For more information regarding this application or the Design Review process, you may contact the Land Use Planner listed above, go to the Design Review Program website or visit our office at the address above. (We are open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10:30 am to 4 pm Tuesday and Thursday.)

4 Comments on “Compass Project Design Review on Greenwood”

  1. One of the major concerns of neighboring residents is there whether there will be any provision for the large number of cars that are parked in the Lutheran Church parking lot during the day. It looks like the these car owners will have no place to park except on neighboring streets which are rather small in width and available parking is already in use by the homeowners. This concern hasn’t been addressed by the presenters in any of the community meetings
    Thank you

  2. The sidewalk on N. 132nd St is heavily trafficked by school children and families on their way to Broadview-Thomson K8. On the design, it looks like large trees are planted on either side of the parking lot entrance, next to the sidewalk and the corner of the building, creating a potential safety hazard when cars enter or exit the parking lot. Clear vision to the sidewalk and street for both pedestrians and cars is essential for safety, as well as speed mitigation for cars using the parking lot (perhaps add a speed bump). Please keep that in mind when designing and landscaping this facility.
    Thank you.

  3. I’m very supportive of this project in the current design, and proud of my neighbors and neighborhood for bringing it forward. I’ve looked through the current design, and would love to talk about any questions people may have!

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