West Seattle development: Avalon Way project about to start

July 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm | In Development, West Seattle news | 11 Comments

Thanks to everybody who tipped us to this: Chain-link fencing has gone up around the now-vacated homes that will be demolished to make way for the 3261 Avalon Way residential project, six stories and 120 apartments. (That’s usually the first step toward demolition – second step, “no parking” signs out front, though no sign of them as of this morning.) Here’s our most report on the planned project, from January, when the land-use permit was granted.

11 Comments

  1. Oh goody, more towering apartments and 120 more cars on ever crumbling roads! Can’t wait.

    Comment by JAT — 12:57 pm July 13, 2012 #

  2. Wow they have yet to finish the apts on the the corner of 35th/Avalon after 3 years of construction. I wonder how long these will sit unfinished ?

    Comment by PAMF — 1:51 pm July 13, 2012 #

  3. PamF – a new contractor took those over a few months ago and they appear to be moving toward completion, finally.

    Comment by WSB — 1:54 pm July 13, 2012 #

  4. I can’t tell, is this good news, or bad news?

    Comment by Alex — 2:50 pm July 13, 2012 #

  5. lay down some newspaper for the crying about to start

    Comment by Mr. FN J — 3:37 pm July 13, 2012 #

  6. Love the complaining about “more cars”.. More cars, more traffic, less parking all only affect you if you’re already part of the problem.

    Comment by Simply — 3:51 pm July 13, 2012 #

  7. just drove by 35th/Avalon apartment project; lots of workers there getting it done; yay

    Comment by Diane — 4:20 pm July 13, 2012 #

  8. I’m all for more apartments down there, but speaking of “beautification” (see the fauntleroy thread) this area could really use some of it, especially considering it’s what so many people see when they first enter West Seattle.

    Comment by Mat — 7:46 pm July 13, 2012 #

  9. @Simply – So I have to assume your comment is aimed at anyone who drives a car. I have no idea, but I would guess that your life is indeed “simple” (judging by your handle) and you are able to get through your day to day life without a car. Kudos to you. Many of us would likely be happy to drive less.

    However, there are others who are not as lucky, and thus must drive cars. Some might live and work great distances, others might be a single parent shuttling from work to daycare to home.

    Ironically, those who drive also pay gas tax and licensing fees which support a large portion of the roads we all drive, bike and walk on. Last time I checked license plates on busses were exempt and bikers and walkers use the roads and sidewalks and roads for free. So, chill out and be civil to car people even though you don’t have to drive one, and enjoy those services you can, and please keep an open mind.

    Comment by Rumbles — 9:41 pm July 13, 2012 #

  10. The soon-to-be-completed(?) building at 35th/Avalon makes me wonder where the parking garage entrance/exit is located…combined with the wonderful RapidRide nearby, this aspect of the behemoth can only add to the fun and joy of the AM commute.

    Comment by IloveWestSeattle — 10:55 am July 14, 2012 #

  11. Rumbles, what you say is incorrect. Gas taxes and license fees are a tiny portion of road funding. The vast majority of road funding comes from property taxes. Those of us who don’t drive are subsidizing those who do by making it much cheaper for you to drive than if you paid the real cost of driving your precious earth destroying machines. You’re welcome.

    Comment by Peter on Fauntleroy — 11:24 am July 14, 2012 #

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