Snoqualmie taking public comment on proposed affordable housing development

  • Thu Jun 29th, 2017 3:59pm
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Panorama Apartments LLC, a subsidiary of DevCo, has applied to the city of Snoqualmie for administrative approval of a minor modification to the 2004 Snoqualmie Ridge II Mixed Use Final Plan conditions and a Conditional Use Permit, for construction of an affordable housing development on parcel S20 on Snoqualmie Ridge.

Parcel S20 is located downhill from the Eagle Point neighborhood and uphill from the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. It was designated for use as affordable rental housing in the Snoqualmie Ridge Mixed Use Final Plan, and its use cannot be changed, under a 25-year covenant recorded against the property’s title.

The proposed apartments would complete the affordable housing program requirements for Snoqualmie Ridge II.

The change being requested of the city is an increase in retaining wall height to above six feet, due to the slope of the site. Also, the city’s outside Hearing Examiner will be asked to approve an increase in building height, to four stories.

Since the approvals are administrative, they will not be voted on by the city council. A decision on the retaining wall request will be made by the Community Development Department Director with the concurrence of the chair of the Community Development Committee of the City Council, and the Hearing Examiner will rule on the building height.

A public hearing with the Hearing Examiner has not yet been scheduled. To be notified of this hearing and all public hearings, send an email message to info@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us with “Public Hearing Notices” in the subject line.

Members of the public can comment on the change requests and application, in writing by sending comments to Mark Hofman, City of Snoqualmie, PO Box 987, Snoqualmie, WA 98065 by 5 p.m., July 16.

Learn about the city’s vision for affordable housing at http://bit.ly/SnoqAffordableHousing.