Land use updates: Construction permit; change of use from retail to office

The old Daly’s Drive-In on the site will be torn down to make way for the new building.

Two land use items of note, both on Eastlake Avenue E.:

  • 2701 Eastlake Ave. E.: The developers of this project on the site of the old Daly’s Drive-In applied for a construction permit on Nov. 20. The project will build a three-story commercial building with two stories of parking below grade.
    On Nov. 5, the developers were granted a demolition permit for the old Daly’s building. Since it appears that all the other permits for this long-aborning project have been approved by the city’s Department of Planning and Development (the project passed a design review earlier this fall), demolition and construction would seem to be not too far off. 
    I’ve made repeated requests for information from the developers but haven’t received any reply. Let me know if you see them at work on the site.
    A previous post about the design review on the project is here.
  • 2851 Eastlake Ave. E.: Owners of this apartment building on the site of the old BarMart received a “construction/addition or alteration” permit to convert street-level space in building C from retail to office use. The permit says they expect to spend $30,000 on altering the space.