Two shoreline permits and land use were approved by the Olympia Hearing Examiner on Friday for Dockside Flats, a mixed-use development project located on the waterfront in downtown Olympia.
Hearing Examiner Mark Scheibmeir approved a shoreline conditional use permit, a shoreline substantial development permit, and land use after a public hearing on April 2.
Dockside Flats, located at 210 State Avenue Northwest on a site previously inhabited by Les Schwab, is a three-story building project. The top two floors will contain 44 apartments. The 6,400-square-foot ground floor will house a restaurant, commercial offices, retail space, and 29 parking spaces.
“An important consideration in the approved design of the project was minimizing view impacts,” Scheibmeir wrote in his decision. “The building was moved east as far as possible to protect views from public rights-of-way toward Budd Inlet, the Olympic Mountains and the Capitol Dome.”
The buildings currently on the property will be demolished to make way for Dockside Flats. Urban Olympia V, LLC (Walker John) is developing the project, and Thomas Architecture Studios is designing it.