Next Design Review Board meeting confirmed for Conner project

March 19, 2009 at 10:50 am | In Denny-Sealth, Development, West Seattle news | 12 Comments

(rendering courtesy Weber Thompson)
We reported after the last meeting last Thursday night that it was expected a special meeting date would be set April 2nd for the Conner Homes Junction megaproject to return to the Design Review Board – now that date is confirmed in the latest Land Use Information Bulletin – the meeting’s at 6:30 pm April 2nd, at West Seattle Christian Church (more room than the High Point Library where the last meeting happened, and no time limit). Here’s the notice; here’s our full report on last week’s meeting.

-Appeal hearing set April 24 for land-use decisions related to the Denny-Sealth project (here’s the notice)
-Official notices of two other Design Review meetings we’d already reported here – both on April 9, both at Madison Middle School – 2988 SW Avalon at 6:30 pm (here’s the notice), 4532 42nd SW at 8 pm (here’s the notice)


  1. why is this called a “megaproject”??? is anything over 2 stories tall in West Seattle considered a megaproject? The Bravern in Bellevue is a megaproject. This is just a building.

    Comment by ljd — 12:04 pm March 19, 2009 #

  2. For West Seattle, it’s about as big as it gets, at least so far. Two buildings, at the height limit, spanning three blocks of three major streets. We used the same term for Capco Plaza/Altamira across the street, and the currently stalled Fauntleroy Place – TR

    Comment by WSB — 1:15 pm March 19, 2009 #

  3. Does that make it ok then to say its mega-ugly, mega-stupid, a mega-traffic nightmare to come, a mega mess if they run out of money, and mega out of place for the junction?

    Comment by Brandon — 5:10 pm March 19, 2009 #

  4. Exactly. The Bravern sure the heck ain’t a “megaproject” to anyone in New York City, Chicago or Las Vegas. It’s just a couple or small condo towers with 5 retail stores at the bottom. It’s all a matter of scale. Chicago’s latest “megaproject” condo development (the Chicago Spire) is about 150 floors.

    To Bellevue the Bravern is big (max height limit for area), to West Seattle, Capco Plaza is big (max height limit in area). It’s all a matter of HOW large the project is to its surrounding.

    Comment by Exactly — 5:14 pm March 19, 2009 #

  5. How’s the other development projects going in West Seattle, 15th Ave and Ballard… OH they are all locked up in court battles because developers ran out of cash.

    Comment by projects — 8:05 pm March 19, 2009 #

  6. Don’t you love the car running the red light making a left turn against the green at the intersection?

    Comment by gordo — 11:19 pm March 19, 2009 #

  7. Kind of off topic, but is there any word on the plan for the old Huling properties and the other vacant lots starting to accumulate on Fauntleroy down toward the WS Bridge? I noticed that Tom’s automotive has moved out. The area’s starting to become a real eyesore. Does anyone know when we’ll see some kind of action on this?

    Or is it all tied to Whole Foods?

    Comment by DW — 9:37 am March 20, 2009 #

  8. SAVE THE ROCKSPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by TeresaP — 1:38 pm March 20, 2009 #

  9. I think the constant use of “megaproject” shows that WSB has a very definite agenda in their reporting. It’s too bad that this blog chooses to discredit itself through little jabs like this.

    I don’t read it enough to know if the blog is inherently NIMBY or not, but if so why not just come out and replace “megaproject” with “mega evil project”?? It’d be more honest, for sure.

    Comment by uh??? — 5:49 pm March 21, 2009 #

  10. We wrote opinion in our first year. Then gave it up. Megaproject means big project. Nothing more, nothing less. If it were a small parcel, I might well call it a miniproject (I believe I’ve referred to the controversial California Place Park in Admiral, covered as comprehensively as this, as a minipark), and that doesn’t seem to have any more inherent judgment to it than megaproject. But language, like art, certainly renders in the eyes/mind of the reader … always interested in hearing what it sounds like on the “other side of the screen” … TR

    Comment by WSB — 6:17 pm March 21, 2009 #

  11. Also, in searching the archives, I’m afraid it may also be a linguistic crutch of mine …



    mega-month for the water taxi



    and more.

    Comment by WSB — 6:28 pm March 21, 2009 #

  12. Regardless of the linguistic crutch, the WSB is mega-awesome!

    Comment by ljd — 9:03 pm March 21, 2009 #

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