Potala Village Mixed Use Development
City File No. SHR11-00002 and SEP11-00004
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PROJECT STATUS (Updated 02/15/13)
- The applicant filed a petition before the State Growth Management Hearings Board (No. 12-3-0005) on the BN Moratorium that did not allow a building permit to be submitted to the City. The board recently ruled that the petiton was moot with expiration of the Moratorium on December 31, 2012.
- The applicant filed a complaint before the Superior Court of Washington for impositon of the moratorium and new zoning regulations. The complaint is pending.
- GMA Advocates filed a petition for review before the State Shorelines Hearings Board on the City's decision on the shoreline Substantial Development Permit (see below). The appeal is pending.
- The Planning Director has issued the decision on the shoreline Substantial Development Permit (SDP). Except for limited shoreline provisions, the permit only applies to the portion of the property within 200' of Lake Washington. Up to approximately 53' of the western portion of the property is subject to the SDP. The Decision and Attachments are available below:
- The SDP reviews for compliance with the City's Shoreline Master Program which includes the applicable policies in the Shoreline Area Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan and the applicable shoreline regulations in Chapters 83 and 141. The scope of the SDP does not include other chapters of the Zoning Code or Comprehensive Plan.
- Final Environmental Impact Statement: Issued on November 2, 2012, and available at link above. Paper copy available for review at City Hall and downtown Kirkland Library. Paper copy or CD available for purchase at City Hall upon request by contacting Teresa Swan, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Moratorium imposed on the Neighborhood Business (BN) zones expired on December 31, 2012. The applicant may now apply for a building permit. A building permit may not be issued until 21 days from the date of filing of the SDP with the Department of Ecology or until appeal proceedings are terminated if there is an appeal.
The subject property consists of property located at 1006, 1008, and 1020 Lake Street South and 21 10th Avenue South. The subject property currently contains a dry cleaner, a restaurant, and single family residences.
Lobsang Dargey of Dargey Enterprises is proposing a 4-story mixed use development containing 6,200 square feet of ground floor commercial space and 143 residential units in the stories above. The height of the proposed building is 30 feet above existing grade. Underground parking is proposed to contain 316 parking stalls. Vehicular access will be from Lake Street South. View the project summary.
- Zoning Permit - No zoning permit is required. The subject property is zoned BN (Neighborhood Business) and the proposed uses are permitted outright in the BN zone. With recent amendments to the Kirkland Zoning Code (KZC), the project must go through Design Review pursuant to Chapter 142 KZC.
- Environmental Review - Project impacts such as traffic, parking, aesthetics, noise, and glare are analyzed under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
- Shoreline Permit - Up to 53 feet of the western portion of the subject property is within 200 feet of Lake Washington and requires a State Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (SDP).
- Road Concurrency Test - All projects subject to SEPA are also subject to a road concurrency test.
A Phase I Environmental Assessment and water/soil sampling has been completed for the site to determine if the soil is contaminated from the existing dry cleaner use or the past gas station dating back to the 1970's. Any development on the site must meet the State Department of Ecology's Model Toxic Control Act Cleanup program for removal of contaminated soil. For questions on this process, contact the Department of Ecology.