Tuesday, October 2, 2012
As you drive down to the bottom of NE 104th Street near Avondale Road, just past Abbott and Laura's neighborhood garden you may notice that the Avondale Crest short plat land use project is up for review once again! Nine single family homes are planned (2700 - 4000 sf) on lots ranging from 4000 to 9000 sf.
According to Redmond resident, Susan Wilkins, "the original 2005 Avondale Crest project expired in March 2012 so Prime Pacific Bank appealed to the City Hearing Examiner in August to reinstate the project."
Ms. Wilkins appealed the original project a few years back owing to dangerous egress and ingress at the curved, hilly NE 104th entrance to the project. She is warning the city now that, "104th is routinely closed by snow so residents will be stuck for days if they don't have direct access to Avondale."
The plat, once called Avondale Villas, was earlier approved for only eight single family homes; it's been upped to nine under the new proposal. The project road off of 104th rests on a steep slope and second geologic hazard report is required; as is a noise study. A new traffic study isn't required.
The original land use was revised to require a speed-feedback radar sign to slow traffic coming down windy, hilly 104th. According to a city traffic manager, the developer had to pay a portion of the installation cost. The radar sign was installed earlier this year - proactively?
It's too late to formally comment on the new project but the City Planner Thara Johnson welcomes comments or questions on the appeal process. Her email is: email@example.com. Phone: 425-556-2470.
Reported By Bob Yoder