Tag: NE 76th Ave

Curb Ramps on SE Mill and 76th

This week, road crews began the curb ramp installation project at SE Mill Street and 76th Ave. Workers have repositioned stormwater drains away from the new crossing paths. Next, wood forms will reshape these corners ahead of concrete work. This project expanded from its original scope to include all four corners at the intersection. Based on road markings, ramp alignment may shift north and south from some corners to account for Mill Street’s staggered crossing of 76th Ave. Expect occasional lane closures and daytime congestion on SE 76th Ave over the next several weeks.

Original article published on Febuary 25th, 2021

Two new curb ramps are coming to the intersection of SE Mill Street and 76th Ave. The improvements will provide an accessible crossing of SE 76th Ave, near Bridger School’s rear-entrance. Each corner will gain two ramps making crossing points perpendicular to the roads they cross.

No previous ramps exist on these corners. However, there is an older single ramp on the southeast corner. It is not included in this project and will remain unaltered. Mill Street does not align perfectly through the intersection, forcing one ramp’s placement further back from the corner.

The painted street markings, indicating the planned changes, only appeared this week. Actual work often follows months after surveyors mark the street. Expect to see some sidewalk closures and curbside barricades when crews begin the project later this year.

Southwest corner

Northeast corner

Twin Houses Framed

Principle framing is nearing completion on mirror houses at 414 NE 76th Ave and 420 NE 76th Ave. The lot was split into two parcels back in December of last year. Construction has progressed quickly and these houses could be ready to sell this summer or sooner.

Each house will have a single car garage. The main Floor is primarily occupied by the kitchen and Great Room in an open configuration. A half-bath on the first floor sits just off the side of the kitchen.

Upstairs is a central family room with two standard bedrooms at the back. A shared bathroom and laundry room sit off the side of the family room. The master suite occupies over half the second floor at the front of the houses. The ensuite has a walk in closet, separate toilet room, and double vanities. There is also independent shower and bathtub facilities. The master bedroom widens at the front of the house to create a sitting room with access to the 22 sq ft front deck.

Making the houses mirror duplicates of each other is an interesting choice but should help to offset the skinny constraints of these buildings. The street facing roofline will utilize a Skillion and lean-to roof, to further project width that is lacking in these houses.

Overall, these are ideal family homes that create parental oasis near the children but with amenities to keep one comfortable in the master suite. The downstairs functions well as adult space for cooking and entertaining.

These houses are near perfect, mirror duplicates of each other. Hopefully the new neighbors will become friends, if only to be weirded out by visiting the other side of the looking glass.