Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DESC: Design Review Process Update

Two critical design review meetings regarding the DESC proposed project are coming up, details below.  More information about the Design Review Process is posted on our Design Review page.

Early Design Review Process

An opportunity to provide input on the design of the Downtown Emergency Service Center’s (DESC) proposed development at 5444 Delridge Way SW will take place before the Southwest Design Review Board.

What:  Early Design Guidance Meeting
When:  Thursday, December 8, 2011, 6:30 pm
Where:  Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Theater
               4408 Delridge Way SW

Public Comment:   Only 25 minutes are allotted for public comment during the meeting. Citizens may also email or mail in written comments.

The NDNC has prepared a comment form that neighbors can use to submit written comments, along with an explanation letter:
Early Design Review Process
Design Review Comment Form
Additional Design Review Information

Friday, November 11, 2011

DESC: Upcoming Public Funding Meeting with King County

Public Meeting:

The Joint Recommendations Committee (JRC) will meet on Thursday morning to make final funding recommendations for County funds related to the DESC project on Delridge.  20 minutes have been set aside in the meeting agenda for public comment (which will allow 10 people to speak for 2 minutes per person.)  There will be a sign-up sheet for public input on the day of the meeting.

When:  Thursday, Nov. 17 from 930-10:45 am
Where:  Mercer Island Community and Event Center (a.k.a. Mercer View Community Center)
              8236 SE 24th Street
              Mercer Island, WA 98040
              (206) 275-7609
              Meetings Agenda

Several community members attended the JRC meeting held in October.  Based on community input, the JRC postponed their vote by one month to have additional time to review neighbors concerns.  Final recommendations by the JRC are approved by King County Executive, Dow Constantine.

Cheryl Markham, Program Manager for the King County Housing and Development Program, relayed:  “Because the JRC members must be done with their deliberations in order to get to other commitments, the public speaking time will be ended promptly at 20 minutes.  We are asking all who want to come to be courteous and respectful of the JRC – which means we can’t have people talking at the JRC during any time other than the public speaking time.”

For definition of the JRC and a complete roster of JRC members go to:

Questions to:  delridgeforum@gmail.com