For the second consecutive day, we have an update on a West Seattle multifamily-unit project that appears to be reviving after a few years dormancy – a different one – this one’s in North Delridge at 26th/Dakota (map), last mentioned here in fall 2008 (here’s that story). Back then, it had appeared to be restarting as what was initiated around 2005 as a 154-unit building. But after a bit of activity, like so many sites when the boom went bust that year … it stalled TFN.
Today, there’s news that Legacy Partners Residential, Inc., is hoping to build an apartment building there – soon. First public word came from North Delridge Neighborhood Council chair Karrie Kohlhaas on the NDNC e-mail list this afternoon; we also have spoken to representatives for the prospective developers, who stress their plan is NOT finalized yet.
Assuming it is, Legacy says it will include 179 apartments and “eight, at-grade live/work units,” as well as 221 parking spaces, and will be five stories tall with a “partial sixth story.” The units would range in size from studio to 2 bedrooms/2 1/2 full baths/den; the building originally was planned for condos, so the units are larger than many typical current-day apartments. There also is some retail space fronting 26th SW, Legacy says.
The site still has a Master Use Permit from previous plans, plus a “nearly final set of drawings and specifications,” which would enable construction to start soon if the deal is finalized. Legacy is contracting with Barrientos LLC for development services; they say that firm is known for “developing boutique buildings in Seattle’s niche neighborhoods.”
ADDED 6:21 PM: From Legacy executive Kerry Nicholson: ““Legacy Partners has wanted to develop in West Seattle for some time and we think this site is very unique. Assuming the financing is finalized, we plan to develop under the existing building permit with some design revisions that are more sensitive to the neighborhood. Because we still don’t own the site, we are just beginning to meet with community members. So far everything we have heard is really positive. Hopefully the site will become ours and we can really roll up our sleeves and work with the neighborhood.”
We’re putting together more details about the project – look for a longer story tonight or tomorrow morning.