Xing Hua Mixed-Use Development

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2750 77th Ave SE & 2885 78th Ave SE

An application is under review by the City for a new mixed-use building. The proposed building will be 4 stories above grade with 159 apartments and 13,306 square feet of ground level retail and restaurant space. The proposal also includes two levels of below-grade parking, landscaped public plazas, a 20-foot wide public through-block pedestrian connection along the north side of the property and a private courtyard for tenants.

This page will be updated with further information as it becomes available.


2750 77th Ave SE & 2885 78th Ave SE

An application is under review by the City for a new mixed-use building. The proposed building will be 4 stories above grade with 159 apartments and 13,306 square feet of ground level retail and restaurant space. The proposal also includes two levels of below-grade parking, landscaped public plazas, a 20-foot wide public through-block pedestrian connection along the north side of the property and a private courtyard for tenants.

This page will be updated with further information as it becomes available.


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    How can the building the same height at the 78th Ave SE level as the 77th Ave SE level when there is about an 11ft difference in height between the two street levels? And where is the Public Plaza and how big will it be and will it be open to the public? And what does this project offer for children? In the SEPA Checklist, Sheer Chan made out that he would prepare an "updated Environmental Assessment (Hazardous Materials) will be prepared." And under 7.a.i, he states: "The site was used as a laundromat. There are limited amounts of hazardous materials beneath the existing south building which will be removed during the construction of the building." ' I don't know if that was deliberate or a scrivener's error, but it was actually a dry cleaners on site - King's Dry Cleaners, not a laundromat, the difference being one uses water and detergent to wash the clothes and the other used to use known carcinogenic chemicals, such as benzene or carbon tetrachloride. Was the Design Commission and Planning Commission aware of the error, and chose to ignore it, or what? And were can one find the "Updated Environmental Assessment? Now, that it is known that there was a dry cleaners on site and not a laundromat, what is the plan?

    fletchsa1 asked 6 months ago
    • Height: In scenarios like these, where a building fronts two streets of different elevations, the code allows buildings to “step down” as shown and described in the code:
    • Plazas: Publicly accessible plazas are included in the northwest and southeast corners of the proposed building, as depicted in the draft plan set.
    • Children: There are no code standards specifically related to children, however, the design will include courtyards and seating areas, and the building is located within walking distance to Mercerdale Park.
    • Dry cleaner: The City is requesting additional studies from the applicant.  These studies will be available in the Project Document Cloud File once received. Further, the City will require that that Department of Ecology standards regarding contamination are met prior to building construction. 


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    Design plans scale inches to feet in DSR20-001 & SEP20-002/Submittal 3/MI_MASTER_Land Use Set_REV%232_12042020.pdf, but because I have a digital document, I'm not sure of the intended size of each page. What is it?

    BrianH asked 6 months ago

    The sheet size is 36 in. by 48 in. when printed full size. (There is also a graphic scale near the bottom right-hand corner of the plan sheet to have provide a sense of scale at any printed size.) 

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    How did the easement go from being the City's to Xing Hua? At the last council meeting, it is saying that the Grantor is "Xing Hua,", but according to the Legal Description, that parcel actually already belongs to the City, so how did it get into Xing Hua's hands?

    fletchsa1 asked 9 months ago

    I apologize for the slow response to this question, I just found it in the queue.

    The easement that was modified by City Council in January 2021 is on the Xing Hua property.  It grants access to the City for maintenance of landscaping.  This type of landscaping easement is in place on properties all along 78th Ave SE in the Town Center.

    -Alison Van Gorp

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    THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT. 1. WHEN IS CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULED TO BEGIN? 2. WHEN IS OCCUPANCY SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE? THANK YOU GOOD LUCK

    Leon asked 7 months ago

    The Xing Hua project must complete the building permit review process before construction can begin.  The building permit application has been submitted and the plans are in review.  It is difficult to project when the permit review will be completed - the City is currently anticipating the permits could be approved in Summer 2021.  The City is not aware of the timeline for construction and occupancy once permits are issued.

    -Alison Van Gorp

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    How will retail spaces be regulated (time limit or parking validation or other)? With 164 units in the configuration described below, by conservative estimate, this building will likely house approximately 254-309 residents. With only 168 residential parking spaces, it seems likely that there will not be enough residential parking, resulting in residents and residents' visitors being forced to park in retail space. Will there be a solution for this?

    AshleyHay asked over 1 year ago

    This project was submitted recently and is currently under review. Because it is under review,  staff does not yet have answers as to how all code requirements, including parking requirements, are being met. As part of the review process for this proposal, staff will be requiring the applicant to provide a parking analysis that explains how the parking requirements are being met, and details compliance with the parking requirements of the code. As documents are received from the applicant during the review process, they will be added to the Project Document Cloud File.


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    How many parking stalls, in total, are proposed? It is indicated that "residential + 35 retail stalls" will be included. How many residential stalls are proposed? What is the configuration of the 164 apartment units - studio? 1 bedroom? 2 bedroom? 3 bedroom?

    AshleyHay asked over 1 year ago

    A total of 203 parking spaces have been proposed by the applicant. 168 of those stalls would be for residential uses, and 35 of those stalls would be for retail uses. The applicant is proposing 11 studios, 110 one-bedrooms, 31 two-bedrooms, and 12 three-bedrooms.


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    How much of the two levels of underground parking are dedicated to retail? Hopefully it reflects what was allocated for properties like Island Square where shoppers can park for 2 hours free, then pay to park. That is a reasonable solution for a shopping district that will attract patrons. Thanks.

    heatherring74 asked over 1 year ago

    The applicant has proposed a total of 203 parking spaces; 168 parking stalls would be for residential uses, and 35 stalls would be dedicated for retail uses. Staff will review the project, including review of a parking analysis, to ensure the correct number of parking stalls are provided.

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