City approves land-use permit for DESC’s Delridge project

June 25, 2012 at 10:49 am | In DESC Delridge project, Development, West Seattle news | 12 Comments

(Updated post-Design Review renderings shown at May’s advisory-council meeting)
One year after we first reported on DESC’s 66-apartment Delridge Supportive Housing project, meant to get 66 homeless people off the streets, the plan has just cleared another hurdle. Today’s Land Use Information Bulletin from the city includes the decision granting a land-use permit (aka Master Use Permit) for the project at 5444 Delridge Way SW. Here’s the decision; the deadline for filing an appeal is July 9th. A community advisory committee continues to meet to discuss issues related to the project; its next meeting is scheduled for July 12th.

12 Comments

  1. Oh dear, here come the haters.

    Comment by CB — 12:03 pm June 25, 2012 #

  2. Thank you phony Seattle liberals for your support in helping to hammer an already struggling and economically poor neighborhood with yet more troubled folks via the Downtown Emergency Services Center 66. You fakers know who you are. You predominantly reside elsewhere in West Seattle. Places like Gatewood, Pigeon Point, the Admiral District and other white middle-class to upper-middle class enclaves. You love to feel good about yourselves and how you go about “helping” the voiceless, the poor, the under or unemployed, and of course, the homeless.
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    If you were real Lefty’s, you would have questioned this project from the start and realized this was an incredibly unjust move on the part of Seattle Officialdom. You would have fought for the DESC to build its project in a more stable neighborhood and better location that would have served both the population that is presumably to be helped and at the same time would not have harmed a neighborhood that is and has been harmed enough. But you didn’t question, because you never met something to come out of the Seattle Non-Profit world that you would even consider might be ill conceived. This kind of mindset is actually worse than lock-step Bush era Repugs.
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    Tell you what West Seattle Libs and DESC supporters, best thing you could do for the disenfranchised is to move out of your enclaves and into the HEART of Delridge, the HEART of the Rainier Valley, Pioneer Square or along Aurora Avenue and get a dose of reality. Oh, I forgot, you like diversity, as long as it is not to close to your home.

    Comment by Down In Delridge — 12:50 pm June 25, 2012 #

  3. @ CB – Hardly haters. Call us thinkers and people seeking true justice and not feel good politics.

    Comment by Down In Delridge — 1:23 pm June 25, 2012 #

  4. Politics aside, wouldn’t it be way cheaper to have the “66″ homeless people stay at the Hilton then spend all of this $$$ on this project?

    Comment by John Doe — 1:41 pm June 25, 2012 #

  5. Feel sorry for the neighbors who invested in building nice properties around there. They should get a tax write off for their 50% reduction in property values….

    Comment by 4thGenWestSide — 2:53 pm June 25, 2012 #

  6. Labeling people “haters” for disagreeing with a project such as this is extremely judgemental. I agree that this is a poor use of funds and does little to reduce homelessness. And why is this facility being built on Delridge? Why not Magnolia?

    Will this be a nonsmoking facility?

    Comment by Harold Reems — 4:53 pm June 25, 2012 #

  7. Harold, it won’t even be a drug free facility.

    Comment by MyEye — 5:45 pm June 25, 2012 #

  8. Uff da. It looks like a nice building. Kind of reminds me of the Greyhound bus station in Fargo, North Dakota.

    Comment by West Seattleite — 6:18 pm June 25, 2012 #

  9. The way it goes is republicans take pride in how many people they don’t have to help. The democrats take pride in all the people they have to help(future voters) If the libes really practiced what they preach then they would be opening up there own doors and be inviting these people in. They would be living just with in there means so others may live. Under what libes believe it would be shameful to live in a big house in a nice neighborhood. Thats what the rich republicans do. But in stead they chose to let the tax payers and someone else is neighborhood suffer there supposed good deeds.

    Comment by boy — 7:09 pm June 25, 2012 #

  10. Seams like a great project, and I own property on DelRidge. Everyone knows someone affected by Mental Illness and/or addiction; these people can and do recover with the help of professionals, family/friends and their community. In the end everyone benefits.

    I am proud to live in a city that has the compassion and commitment to not just talk, but do something to help these people.

    Comment by Eddix — 9:25 pm June 26, 2012 #

  11. @ Eddix – You say you own property on DelRidge. Does this mean you reside in that property or do you rent it out?

    Comment by Down In Delridge — 10:49 am June 27, 2012 #

  12. I think it is important to distinguish those with disabilities and those with chemical dependencies. I know in this day and age we consider addiction a disability, but I’m so disappointed that we lump these types of individuals together. A homeless addict is different than someone who was disabled from birth or through no fault of their own. We already do such a poor job taking care of our true, aging disabled population (and the unwanted disabled children), to focus people who made poor choices is an embarrassment.

    Comment by Disabled? — 5:23 pm June 27, 2012 #

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