Tacoma Urbanist

Dec. 20, 2007 at 12:13am

Northshore Developers File Request for Plat Approval and for Multiple Variances Re: 860 Unit Residential Development

Big news.  Especially if you live in NE Tacoma.

Yesterday, the Northshore Investors have filed their plat approval to construct  860 homes on the current golf course in NE Tacoma:

http://wspwit01.ci.tacoma.wa.us/download/PDF/notices/December2007/40000089065.pdf

The developer also requests multiple variances from the City of Tacoma including reducing yard setbacks, reduced, perimeter setback, reduced lot areas, reduced cul-de-sac radius width from 52 feet instead of 60 feet.



Interestingly, the application states that

Note: The project is vested under the TMC if effect on and before January 29, 2007.  However, I think they mean "in effect."


This project is moving along faster than I thought.


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Comments

by drizell on 12/20/2007 @ 12:28pm
The plat appears to call for standards more closely aligned with New Urbanism than what the typical city regs for low-density residential development call for. I applaud the developers for trying to create a community that the neighborhood can be proud of, even if it means eliminating the existing golf course. It's much better than your typical run-of-the-mill suburban style subdivision, which almost all of what is in Northeast Tacoma now.

by Erik on 12/20/2007 @ 12:38pm
The plat appears to call for standards more closely aligned with New Urbanism than what the typical city regs for low-density residential development call for.

Interesting. Do you have any drawings of it?

Its too bad they could not work out some kind of design where there is some higher ensity buildings surrounding a public square with perhaps some retail in it. With so much land, there is some real potential to make a great design.

I am afraid what is going to be actually built will be little more than a suburb based on a "compromise between the parties.


by Erik on 1/7/2008 @ 3:40pm
1/7/208 Update

The TNT is reporting that the City of Tacoma has filed an action against the developers to assert there is a prior binding agreement on development restriction.