KNA Supports Maintaining Safeway Parking Conditionally

Safeway sent representatives to the September meeting of the KNA to present their plans for landscaping changes that will take place due to the upcoming interior and exterior remodel of the store. In order to preserve the existing number of spaces in the lot, Safeway applied for an adjustment from city code that required more planted area. Seven of the 99 spaces would have been lost to comply. KNA agreed to support the adjustment on the condition that a financial donation to a Friends of Trees fund was made to assist low income homeowners plant more trees. Also requested was an improvement in bike parking at the store to standard bike racks for at least 20 bikes, preferably covered. Currently bike users must lock up to the bollards in front of the store which tends to be akward and leaves little room for pedestrian traffic between the bike trailers, etc. A letter in support with the conditions will be sent to the Bureau of Development Services.

Click here for the proposed exterior changes.

Click here for the landscape plan.