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April 24, 2017

35-unit Shared Roof apartment complex designed for Greenwood

Journal staff reporter

Renderings by Johnston Architects [enlarge]
Johnston Architects designed this five-story building for 7009 Greenwood Ave. N.

Shared Roof will have a public courtyard connecting Greenwood and 70th.

Developer Chad Dale has scaled back an apartment project proposed for 7009 Greenwood Ave. N., and will show the new plans at a second and likely final design review meeting on May 1.

Last August, Dale asked for a contract rezone from 40 to 65 feet to allow a six-story building with 43 units, 5,600 square feet of retail and 27 underground parking spaces. Miller Hull prepared those plans.

Some neighbors objected to that project. Now Dale is working with Johnston Architects, and proposing a five-story with 35 units, the same amount of retail space and 26 underground parking spaces. The complex is named Shared Roof.

The corner site is at North 70th Street, and measures almost 17,000 square feet. It straddles low-rise commercial zoning along Greenwood and residential zoning to the west. The site was previously occupied by the Oroweat bakery, now razed.

A group called 70th & Greenwood LLC acquired the three parcels for $2.8 million last year, and also bought an adjoining parcel to the east for $892,000 that is zoned for single-family use. That parcel has a house on it, and is not part of the current proposal.

Shared Roof will total about 48,000 square feet, and occupy about 12,000 square feet of the site. It will have an open-space buffer to the west, where the tenant entrance is located. However, a possible future detached accessory dwelling unit (DADU) is mentioned for that green space buffer area.

Shared Roof will have an L-shaped, open-air public courtyard connecting Greenwood and 70th, which also leads to the three retail bays. Plantings, outdoor seating and public art are planned for that central space, which will be open to the sky. A cafe and bakery are indicated for the two retail bays facing the street.

A fitness room, roof deck and greenhouse, underground bike room, rooftop solar panels and heat-recovery system are also planned for Shared Roof, which will target both LEED gold and Built Green standards.

Parking will be accessed from 70th.

Site Workshop is the landscape architect.

The design review meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 1 at Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. N.W.