Avalon Way development: Design Review set for 107-unit building at 3062; ‘boarding house’ now planned for 3050

November 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm | In Development, West Seattle news | 9 Comments

Two more projects are in the pipeline for Avalon Way. First, 3062 SW Avalon: The city website has just posted word of the first Design Review meeting for this project, described online as 7 stories, 107 units, and 80 parking spaces. The site (shown in county records as having been sold, twice, this past August). The first Design Review meeting, which will be formally announced in Thursday’s Land Use Information Bulletin, is set for 6:30 pm November 29th at the Senior Center of West Seattle (which is the site of a Design Review doubleheader this Thursday – another update on that, later today).

Second, 3050 SW Avalon. We noted in our August roundup of West Seattle development (seriously overdue for an update – we’ll work on that) that we’d spotted a proposal for this site. At the time, it was listed as 20 multifamily units. Now it’s changed; a followup check of city records shows that it’s now proposed for a 14-unit building to be occupied as a “boarding house,” with the same developer as a site along Delridge Way (here’s our story on that). This is a brand-new proposal – city records include a preliminary assessment dated just last Friday.

These projects join an Avalon list that includes the finally-almost finished “Residences at 3295,” the under-construction 3261, and the awaiting-next-Design-Review 3078.


  1. More people to be left at the bus stop by Rapid Ride.

    Comment by Jim — 12:43 pm November 6, 2012 #

  2. Any word on when the new West Seattle Bridge construction will start?

    Comment by Harry Reems — 1:14 pm November 6, 2012 #

  3. What’s a boarding house?

    Comment by Alex — 2:24 pm November 6, 2012 #

  4. What is “boarding house?” Is this like a hostel or B&B?

    Comment by chas redmond — 2:29 pm November 6, 2012 #

  5. Chas – follow the link to the Delridge story. I haven’t found a contact on this one yet (the owner/developer does not have a listed business phone or e-mail) but when researching that one, the architect told me it was basically single rooms to be rented, in a building built like a large house. Not clear whether communal bathrooms or not. As linked in that story, there is a city DPD rule that was made fairly recently involving this semi-new classification. I’m thinking this requires more research, maybe even a standalone story – one suggestion was that this is sort of like the “pods” that are turning up elsewhere … TR

    Comment by WSB — 2:38 pm November 6, 2012 #

  6. You are exactly right Jim.

    We bus riders will be looking at some very angry mob sized groups watching their crowded buses pass by.

    Comment by East Coast Cynic — 4:16 pm November 6, 2012 #

  7. Glad I moved, West Seattle is going to bust at the seams. I feel sorry for the daily commute people. I was horrible when I left in July and with all the new housing it will only get worse. The buses are a joke, it should be renamed RABID RIDE, because that is how people are going to act when buses pass them by and there is standing room only, plus overcrowded bus stops. When is Seattle going to learn? Metro cannot get it right, ever. It appears west seattle is always given the short straws when it comes to transportation improvements, my heart goes out to everyone who is required to rely on the bus system.

    Comment by Former West Seattle Bob — 2:18 pm November 8, 2012 #

  8. A “boarding house” from my understanding,usually consists of very low-cost rooms rented for short periods of time…..doesn’t sound very positive for an already congested area ( if that is indeed what it would be.)

    Comment by J510 — 4:23 pm November 10, 2012 #

  9. West Seattle is paying the price for having no representation on the city council. The developers see West Seattle as a goldmine. Instead of at large city council elections, we need city council members to be elected from the neighborhood in which they reside.

    Comment by phil dirt — 8:01 am November 12, 2012 #

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