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Continental Divide Mixed Use Project

Planning File No. DRV18-00312

Project Status

The November 18th Design Response Conference was continued to January 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in order to address additional requirements that the DRB outlined at the meeting. The packet for this meeting will be posted 1 week prior to the meeting.

Project Location

8505 132nd Avenue NE
Northwest Corner of NE 85TH Street and 132nd Avenue NE

Project Description

The applicant is proposing to construct a four story mixed use building. The main building will have a single story commercial space along NE 85th Street and transition to 3 stories of residential units above a parking level. A single story commercial building will be located near NE 85th Street.

Project Process

  • Design Review Board Review: Review for compliance with applicable Design Guidelines
  • SEPA (Environmental) Review to Address Potential Traffic: Review Potential Traffic Impacts
  • Building Permit Review: Reviewing for compliance with City Building Code, Zoning Code and Public Works Standards

SEPA Determination

Determination of Nonsignificance issued on November 21st:

Meetings to Date

November 18, 2019 Design Review Board Design Response Conference
Continental Divide Mixed Use Project Meeting Packet - DRV18-00312
Part 1 (PDF 9.9MB)
Part 2 (PDF 9.3MB)
Part 3 (PDF 8.1MB)

August 6, 2018: Design Review Board Design Response Conference:
Continental Divide DRB Meeting Packet 08062018 - DRV18-00312 (PDF 1.0MB)

July 19, 2018: Neighborhood Meeting Hosted by the City of Kirkland:
Continental Divide Mixed Use FAQ (PDF 172 kb)

July 2, 2018: Design Review Board Design Response Conference:
Meeting Packet
Continental Divide Mixed Use Project DRB Meeting Packet 07022018 - DRV18-00312 (PDF 6.8MB)


Project Planner:
Tony Leavitt, Senior Planner
(425) 587-3253

Planning & Building Department
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

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