Followup (and traffic alert): Sidewalk work at 35th/Avalon

When we reported last month on “The Residence at 3295,” the long-in-progress apartment building at 35th and Avalon, the question came up in comments: What about the sidewalk? Today, we have the answer – the work is under way. Thanks to Tim for the tip; note that it might mean slower going around the corner there.

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8 Replies to "Followup (and traffic alert): Sidewalk work at 35th/Avalon"

  • West Seattle since 1979 October 10, 2012 (2:12 pm)

    Sure hope there will be a way to get to the bus stop.

  • cakeitseasy October 10, 2012 (4:25 pm)

    It’s shamefully ugly and built too close to the street.

  • Mike October 10, 2012 (5:19 pm)

    We have lots of ugly blogs underway. How about the monstrosity being built at the top of Admiral Way, near 36th?

  • Kgdlg October 10, 2012 (5:39 pm)

    The design of this building is “meh” but it’s location is fabulous, niext to bus stop and a few blocks from TJs. I hope something good goes in the commercial space although parking will suck for it on the street.

  • skeptic October 10, 2012 (6:22 pm)

    Kgdkg, my thought exactly. Drove past today and the sign says Retail/Restaurant available. No way is there enough parking to support a restaurant!

  • West Seattle Since 1979 October 10, 2012 (7:02 pm)

    Maybe they have underground parking? But then that would probably be for the tenants. Hmm, wonder where the customers of the businesses would park.

    • WSB October 10, 2012 (7:15 pm)

      Yes, there’s a garage. I don’t know how many spaces but the DPD page for the address refers to it a few times including “Ventilation of parking levels 1,2 and 3” …

  • Wendy Hughes-Jelen October 10, 2012 (8:35 pm)

    That building was built too close to the street. The sign marking the street names are not even visible on Avalon until you drive under them. As a real estate broker I am all for occasional exceptions to density requirements and setbacks if there are proper builder concessions, but I don’t see anything that is going to benefit the public in exchange for being on top of the busy street. I wonder if they have set aside a number of units for more affordable rents. I toured Nova on Sunday, and they are nice, but small, and I think the starting rent was over $1300 for 620 sq ft (approx).

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