Land Use and Transportation in Sunnyside and Beyond!

4738 SE Belmont St. Update. Following their presentation at the October 8th SNA meeting, the architect of the proposed multi-family development at 4738 SE Belmont provide notes with responses to the attendees’ questions.  A selection of comments and the Architect’s responses follows:

 The fence along the perimeter of the site appears a bit industrial in design. We will take a closer look at designs to make this fence more residential in nature and to provide plantings at the fence along 48th. These plantings will also assist in screening the rear of the building from the street.

There is concern about the height relationship and visual screening between this structure and the single-family home to the south. We have offered to work with the resident of this home to design the landscaping buffer to best suite them.

How will the existing building be disposed during demolition? There are currently no plans to take special actions to divert from landfills. All demolition and disposal of building materials will be in accordance with state, federal and local codes.

Will an elevator be provided? An elevator is not proposed for this development.

There is concern about bike security on the site given bicycle theft is an issue in the area. All bike parking will be located within locked gates or within the building in a bicycle parking room. Since this discussion, we have also added a video monitoring system that will cover all parked bicycles.

Incorporating two- and three-bedroom units would be welcome in the project, particularly to promote tenant retention in the neighborhood as families grow and require more space. This is an excellent point; however, the unit mix will remain as studios and one-bedrooms for this project.

Jessie Maran