West Seattle development: Alternative design concepts for 4755 Fauntleroy to be shown Monday

The advocacy group Getting It Right for West Seattle is going public Monday with its alternative visions for the 4755 Fauntleroy Way project site. As reported here in community-meeting coverage last month, the group that grew from union concerns about the Whole Foods Market-anchored project hired University of Washington architecture/urban design/planning professor Dr. Sharon E. Sutton to come up with alternative “design concept” for the site, based on feedback from an online survey. (She had earlier outlined concerns about the project in her role as urban-design consultant to UFCW Local 21.) Her two designs will be shown at a meeting Monday night. The group says the public is welcome at that meeting – 6:45 pm Monday (November 18th) at Emeritus (formerly Merrill Gardens; WSB sponsor)-West Seattle, 4611 35th SW.

SIDE NOTE: If you are wondering about the project’s official status – the former gas station at the Fauntleroy/Alaska is being demolished/dug up, as reported here earlier this month, but the rest of it continues to await a key city decision, regarding the alley vacation required by the design that was approved by the city’s Southwest Design Review Board and Design Commission. The alley vacation is not expected to go to the City Council before Mayor Mike McGinn, who told SDOT to oppose it, leaves office in early January.

3 Replies to "West Seattle development: Alternative design concepts for 4755 Fauntleroy to be shown Monday"

  • Was gal November 17, 2013 (9:12 am)

    Hmm a study based on a anonymous on line survey without the Dr having any public meetings, and paid for by the ufcw. That’s objective.

  • Lynne November 18, 2013 (10:34 am)

    Agreed, Was gal. I WANT THAT DAMN WHOLE FOODS. They carry items that I cannot find anywhere else and at the moment I have to travel to Downtown or Interbay. All you businesses who are trying to thwart the Whole Foods — including the WS Produce Market — I absolutely will NOT patronize you until that Whole Foods is built. If you force me to travel to downtown, I’ll just shop at Pike Place.

    Tell me again why you don’t want me to be able to walk to a Whole Foods.

  • guest November 19, 2013 (2:54 pm)

    I’m confused. Is Getting it Right for West Seattle going to buy the site, finance the project, and pursue all of the permits necessary to build their vision?

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