LAND USE

The following information was provided by the city’s Department of Planning and Development. Written comments on projects should be mailed to 700 Fifth Ave., Suite 2000, P.O. Box 34019, Seattle, WA 98124-4019.

The project number is in parentheses. For more information, call 684-8467. 

Permit applications

101 DENNY WAY (192242) for a Sidewalk Café Permit accessory to Fumaca, as received by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

Comments regarding the sidewalk café application are accepted through Jan. 18, 2013, via e-mail to annualpermits@seattle.gov or by mail to SDOT, Attn: Annual Permits, P.O. Box 34996, Seattle, WA 98124. Include the application number, project address and your contact information with your comment.

Any person may request a review or reconsideration of a decision made by SDOT. The request must be in writing and sent within 10 days of the decision posting to the SDOT director. The request must identify the application number, grounds for objecting to the decision based on city standards and the specific remedy being proposed (SMC 15.04.112).

 

Check-in review

The Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is conducting a one-year check-in review of Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Major Public Project Construction Variance (MPPCV) for the above-ground construction activities in support of the state Route 99 Bored Tunnel Alternative Design-Build Project (3011620, North Portal 330 to 415 Sixth Ave. N./South Portal 550 to 908 Alaskan Way). 

DPD conducts reviews of major public project construction variances to evaluate how the variance operated during the first year of construction. During this review, DPD will assess performance with respect to variance terms, including the Noise Management and Mitigation Plan (NMMP) provisions and other conditions of the Variance. DPD will evaluate whether the variance terms and conditions are adequately protecting the public health and safety, whether construction noise is being reasonably controlled or mitigated and whether there are more reasonable methods of noise control that can be employed.

WSDOT has submitted a performance-monitoring report as part of this review, which includes the number and nature of noise complaints received, the number of violations of the variance, a description of how such complaints and violations were addressed and if changes were made in construction methods or otherwise during the first year of construction in response to complaints and violations.

The one-year check-in review also provides an opportunity for the public to comment on project-related noise impacts, terms and effectiveness of the noise variance and the NMMP and any recommended improvements or modifications. The Noise Abatement Coordinator will review comments received prior to issuing a decision.

Written comments may be submitted to DPD through Jan. 18, 2013, via mail to DPD, Attn: Jeff Stalter, 700 Fifth Ave., Suite 2000, P.O. Box 34019 Seattle WA, 98124-4019. Or e-mail comments to: noise@seattle.gov.

Hard copies of the Major Public Project Construction Noise Variance and further information about this permit process may be obtained by calling Jeff Stalter at (206) 615-1760. The Major Public Project Construction Noise Variance is also posted on WSDOT’s website.

The decision will be made no later than Feb. 6, 2013, with the appeal period taking place within 10 days following the decision date.

The provisions and authority for noise variances are contained in the Seattle Noise Control Code, SMC 25.08.560 through .655. DPD Director’s Rule 3-2009, effective Nov. 23, 2009, outlines the procedures for obtaining a noise variance, including requirements for public notice, comment and appeal.

The principal reason provided under the Noise Control Code for granting a Major Public Project Construction variance is to provide relief from the exterior sound level limits established by this chapter during the construction periods of major public projects.

 

LIQUOR

Questions or comments about the following applications or actions should be directed to the Regulatory Services Division, Washington State Liquor Control Board, 3000 Pacific Ave. S.E., P.O. Box 43098, Olympia, WA 98504-3098, or call (360) 664-1600.

 

License applications

PARAMOUNT BREWING CO. L.L.C. (ALEXANDER CHRIST SCHICKEDANZ): a microbrewery, at Paramount Brewing Co., 24 Dravus St. 

BROTHER BARS L.L.C. (BRANDON JOHN MARSH and JAMES PHILIP MARSH): a restaurant lounge selling spirits, beer and wine, and sale of wine for off-premises consumption, at Triumph Bar, 114 Republican St.

License approvals

INNERSEA DISCOVERIES: an interstate common carrier, at 3826 18th Ave. W. 

License discontinuances

ALNAGY AUTOMOTIVE AND SHELL: a grocery store selling beer and wine, at 3317 W. Government Way.