Official city notices: 3 meetings on 2 West Seattle projects

February 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm | In DESC Delridge project, Development, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

Three West Seattle notices are in today’s city-circulated Land Use Information Bulletin, all related to projects in eastern West Seattle. Two are for the 66-unit DESC Delridge homeless-housing project; as reported here previously, its second Southwest Design Review Board meeting is set for 8 pm March 8th, Senior Center of West Seattle (California/Oregon). 1 week later, as the North Delridge Neighborhood Council previously announced, the city will hold a public meeting at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (6:30 pm March 15th) to hear comments about the environmental-review process for the project (“environmental” also includes issues such as traffic and noise). The third notice is for the first Design Review Board session (noted here 3 weeks ago) to be held at the Senior Center at 6:30 pm March 8th, immediately before the DESC project discussion – for a 3-story, 20-unit project at 9051 20th SW.

4 Comments

  1. Why aren’t they putting this in Ballard or Northgate or Kirkland. White Center and West Seattle have all the low and no income housing they can handle and the crime that goes along with it.

    Comment by Bill — 3:09 pm February 23, 2012 #

  2. Pro-DESC attack dogs: get ready, get set, sick ‘em!

    But seriously, testosterone fueled attacks against anyone who questions them, points out their glaringly obvious mistakes, or has the audacity to suggest that comparing the disenfranchisement of DESC residents versus Delridge residents is morally bankrupt is one way to go about defending DESC and winning a shouting competition you are in fact fueling.

    Or, you can regard this as not about winning or losing at all and instead take the more nuanced view that open disagreement is an opportunity for improvement and relationship-building.

    Oh wait, I forgot, DESC is too busy spending taxpayer money developing multi-million dollar institutions to engage in discussions with those who are footing the bill.

    Comment by RealityBites — 4:07 pm February 23, 2012 #

  3. Am I a “Pro-DESC attack dog” if I point out that there is service provider housing ALL OVER the city, in virtually every neighborhood? There is certainly Section 8 low income housing in even the priciest neighborhoods. And DESC, in particular, has been expanding all over the city. So, NO, our neighborhoods in the southwest are not being inundated with low income and/or provider housing.

    Comment by Mickymse — 4:38 pm February 24, 2012 #

  4. Mickymse, my comments were mostly concerning the tone and tenor of posts. From some of the back and forth that I see, I can’t quite grasp whether the purpose is to reach consensus, prove a point, or just continue to one-up one another with harsh and abrupt statements, hence my specific use of the words “attacks” and “shouting.”

    And, just so it’s clear, I’m not suggesting that those who are against the project don’t need to be aware of their tone, just that for those who are defending and championing the cause of DESC’s vulnerable clients, it seems obvious that the way one goes about doing so is with humility, grace, kindness and love.

    Comment by RealityBites — 5:47 pm February 24, 2012 #

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