City Do As I Say, Not As I Do
posted by December 28 at 17:34 PMon
125th and Densmore Ave N
Last month, I wrote about a Safeway redevelopment in North Seattle’s Pinehurst neighborhood that had a handful of community groups all riled up. Several neighborhood councils made noise about the potential loss of single-family zoned housing as a result of the project, which could require the demolition of three long-vacant homes.
Ironically, the Haller Lake Community Club (HLCC)—one of the groups who opposed the Safeway project—has now asked the City for permission to convert a single-family house into an office. The house, which is next door to the community club, was recently purchased by a dance group which uses the HLCC, and the group has outgrown their current facility.
Sure, the HLCC’s plan won’t require the demolition of the house, but there will be one less single family home in North Seattle once they’re done with the conversion.