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Efficiency Unit Building in U District Sure to Stand Out

Opponents of residential neighborhood density beware, just because the mayor changed his mind on the HALA recommendation, that doesn't mean developers aren't still going to build for Seattle's growing residential needs. One such project is the four-story structure planned for 4252 8th Ave NE that's going before the design review board on Friday for streamlined review. The project will replace a single-family home with 20 small efficiency dwelling units (micro apartments) and hopes to attract UW students looking for new off-campus housing alternatives. Parking will not be included but the building will comes with bike storage, a roof garden and fenced rear yard. Plans call for LEED Silver or Built Green 4 Star construction. The bright yellow facade is sure to make this structure stand out in the neighborhood. How you feel about that probably says how you feel about density development in Seattle.

· 4252 8th Ave NE [DPD]
· Seattle Mayor Changes Mind on Single-Family Zoning [CS]