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

October 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 8 Comments

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.

8 Comments

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

    Comment by West Seattle since 1979 — 2:12 pm October 10, 2012 #

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

    Comment by cakeitseasy — 4:25 pm October 10, 2012 #

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

    Comment by Mike — 5:19 pm October 10, 2012 #

  4. 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.

    Comment by Kgdlg — 5:39 pm October 10, 2012 #

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

    Comment by skeptic — 6:22 pm October 10, 2012 #

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

    Comment by West Seattle Since 1979 — 7:02 pm October 10, 2012 #

  7. 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″ …

    Comment by WSB — 7:15 pm October 10, 2012 #

  8. 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).

    Comment by Wendy Hughes-Jelen — 8:35 pm October 10, 2012 #

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