Here's a proposal for five new townhomes at 3934 S Pearl St. It's at the undeveloped end of a street segment tucked in just south of the landmark district, so I bet most neighbors will never see this project.
But it's interesting, for a few reasons.
- For one, it's new proposed construction in the south end (!).
- For another, it's Seattle's very first project to go through streamline design review. After years of consideration, Seattle recently approved new rules meant to address the clumsy design of so many new townhouse developments. City Council didn't want to burden smaller projects with the time constraints and public process of design review, so they created a new "streamline review". This is everybody's first chance to see how it works.
- I'll reserve my comments about design, but I do think it's a good thing that the ground floors are entirely given over to living space — no garage doors.
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