4435 35th SW mixed-use project: Next Design Review meeting

September 13, 2013 at 11:57 am | In Development, Triangle, West Seattle news | 8 Comments

Though the official notice won’t go out until next week, the city’s master schedule now shows October 10th as the date for the next Southwest Design Review Board meeting. One project is on the agenda so far: 4435 35th SW, a six-story mixed-use building proposed for ~160 apartments, about the same number of parking spaces, and ~16,000 square feet of commercial space. Its site (map) is on the west side of 35th SW, currently holding an empty lot and The Bridge (which is moving to under-renovation 6301 California SW). The 35th SW project has had two Early Design Guidance meetings over the span of four years – after one for the original proposal in 2009, development plans went on the back burner until this year, when a new proposal passed EDG in June. The revised design proposal isn’t available yet but should be at least a week before the next meeting, 6:30 pm October 10th, at the Senior Center of West Seattle (California/Oregon).

8 Comments

  1. So either the apartments have no parking planned or the retail has no parking planned. With 16,000 sq feet of commercial space I would assume they need parking and there is not a lot of viable parking in that area to start.

    Comment by Bee — 12:53 pm September 13, 2013 #

  2. It says 160 apartments and about the same number of parking spaces.

    Comment by West Seattle since 1979 — 1:13 pm September 13, 2013 #

  3. I get that there will be 160 parking spots but with 160 apartment AND 16,000 sq ft of retail that doesn’t sound like a reasonable amount of parking.

    Comment by Bee — 3:41 pm September 13, 2013 #

  4. this project is one of the best I’ve seen in 6+ yrs of participating in design reviews; and it’s literally sitting on top of a major bus stop, so it’s a huge transit hub
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    this parking issue comes up with every project (for good reason), ever since the city changed the rule to “zero parking required”, projects have gone from avg 1.5 parking spots per apt, to avg .7 parking spots per apt; the infamous microhousing/apodments are making it even worse; they don’t go through design review, so you may not even know about them, and have zero parking; there’s a microhousing ‘tower’ being built very close to this project, down on Avalon, just east of 35th, that will be 7 stories, 105 apodments, and zero parking; THAT is a big problem
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    http://westseattleblog.com/2013/06/west-seattle-microhousing-3050-sw-avalon-way-adds-three-stories-dpd-director-southwest-district-council/

    Comment by Diane — 5:29 pm September 13, 2013 #

  5. I wonder if a lot of the apodment dwellers won’t have cars, especially since they’ll be right by a major bus stop at 35th and Avalon. Still, it seems like there should be at least some parking.

    Comment by West Seattle Since 1979 — 7:24 pm September 13, 2013 #

  6. No worries as the city has said and continues to do so, people that live in these apartments and apodments don’t drive cars or ever have friends over that do drive cars that require parking. :) The city gets no tax income from parking spots.

    Comment by wetone — 7:57 pm September 13, 2013 #

  7. This is one I actually approve of. That place has been an eyesore for many years.

    Comment by T — 2:52 am September 14, 2013 #

  8. and more important, the project they have designed to replace this “eyesore” is wonderful; will be a great asset for our community

    Comment by Diane — 4:03 am September 14, 2013 #

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