(For perspective – top of graphic is east, Fauntleroy Way frontage; ‘not a part’ is the Masonic Hall site)
Another chance to have a say on the 370-apartment mixed-use megaproject proposed for 4755 Fauntleroy Way SW – which the development team tells WSB is now dubbed “the Whole Foods project,” pending an official name: City Council approval is needed for the “alley vacation” included in the plan, but before it gets to them, the city needs feedback from you. SDOT is now circulating a letter to the community seeking comments on whether the vacation – allowing the development to build over what is currently publicly owned right of way – should be approved. We didn’t get an announcement of this, but a community advocate forwarded it to make sure it would get out to as many people as possible:
DATE: February 11, 2013
TO: Interested Persons
FROM: Moira Gray, Seattle Department of Transportation, Street Vacations
SUBJECT: Vacation of a portion of the alley in Block 3, Norris Addition; Clerk File 312783
The Seattle City Council has received a petition from West Seattle Project X, LLC to vacate a portion of the alley in Block 3, Norris Addition in the West Seattle Junction Hub Urban Village. If you are interested in commenting on this vacation please review the attached materials describing the vacation request. Your comments will become part of the permanent public record and will be included in the recommendation to the City Council. Return your comments to: Moira Gray, Seattle Department Transportation, PO Box 34996, Seattle, Washington 98124-4996, or e-mail comments to email@example.com. Please include your name and whether you are responding as an individual or as a representative of an organization when you return your comments.
West Seattle Project X, LLC
Jessie Clawson, McCullough Hill Leary, PS, Jessie@mhseattle.com
COMMENTS REQUESTED BY:
Comments are accepted throughout the review period. Early comments are helpful in coordinating with the petitioner.
The complete file is available for review. Please contact Street Vacation Staff at 684-8272 to review the file or if you have any questions. Thank you for your review and timely response
The document mentioned above is here – it includes details of the alley-vacation request and various images from the project proposal.
Meantime, separate from this review, the project still awaits its next Design Review date; a project spokesperson tells us they’re hoping for March. (Here’s our report on the most recent design review.) And they are not yet ready to announce other retail tenants, including the planned drugstore.