The controversy over the construction of a house in the side yard of a home in the Belvidere/Admiral neighborhood caused an appeal of a judgement that permitted the project to go ahead, to be filed last week.
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Now Seattle City Councilmember Herbold has weighed in on the matter and offered her thoughts and information on it in her email to constituents.
The Ponderosa Pine
"Over the last few months, many community members have asked me to help save the Ponderosa Pine at 3036 39th Ave SW in the Belvidere/Admiral neighborhood from being removed as a result of a proposed development on a small lot that required approval of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI). In response, I met with concerned neighbors and wrote to and met with SDCI Director Nathan Torgelson to seek: (1) clarity about the process SDCI uses to approve development on these small lots under 3,200 sq. feet; (2) information about the cost of a code interpretation letter; and (3) support for better land use policies that protect exceptional trees.More ›