Eliot Neighborhood Association
Land Use Committee
Minutes for February 13th, 2017
There was no quorum at the meeting so these will not be official minutes.
Community members present: Allan (Chair), Dat Nguyen and Wes — possible future LUTC member
- Ivy and Williams — NE Corner. Owned by Mr. Kaiser and Mr. Michaelson – lots are going to be combined and modified somehow to resolve joint ownership, put into a LLC. They are building a futuristic or maybe dated looking building with floating hallways– see through between some floors although it would be 2+3, 4+5+6 since they can’t legally build it all open. Sunlight was a big deal. Goal is to make the units for old people — accessible everything, doorman who is an EMT, delivery/catering by New Seasons accessible. Kind of a nursing-home-lite model. Wouldn’t be restricted to old folks. There was talk of a daycare being the main tenant. Outside- back alley activated by small retail & live/work spaces. Public park possible near east side of the site. 1-story underground parking. There was talk of outdoor bathrooms being all-gender (suggestion from community). Does greenery really help activate the street? Maybe there is too much. Would there be limitations on noise at certain hours in the alley?
2. Port City redevelopment. 61 or more affordable rental units. Right to return associated with this property. They would do ground-floor commercial if possible. Bike parking under adjacent “bill-box” type house that would be next to adjacent house on north side of the property (Thompson side). Possible steps up to units to have street-front activation were discussed.
Dat was interested in the 2nd and Broadway Coast Mirror site project which seems to be on hold.
Meeting ended around 8:30pm