West Seattle development: Community meeting for church’s zoning-change 6-townhouse project

February 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm | In Development, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

That’s an animated rendering by architect David Neiman, taking the viewer around the six townhouses proposed for land that’s owned by and next to the West Seattle Church of the Nazarene (42nd/Juneau). The Morgan Community Association‘s newest e-mail bulletin included the video link along with word of a community meeting about the development this coming Tuesday night (February 25th). The project – first reported here in September – is seeking a “contract rezone” (specific to details of this plan), which ultimately requires City Council approval. The church says its future depends on the revenue the project will generate. Tuesday’s community meeting is at the church, 7 pm.


  1. I wish more developers would use this animated rendering technique. I know from experience that many people have difficulty visualizing what projects will look like from looking at drawings or renderings that fail to include any of the surrounding buildings and landscape features. This technique makes it much easier to see the proposed project in context. One video is worth a thousand words.

    Comment by nwgardening — 2:47 pm February 23, 2014 #

  2. good video. And I like the design of the townhomes…reminds me of some of the rowhouses where I grew up in Reading , PA. Our home was attached on either side by another home. We had a basement and 3 stories of house. While people here question some of them, they’re normal for some of us eastcoasters (have been here for 39 years, almost a Seattle “native” now – lol)

    Comment by JanS — 4:31 pm February 23, 2014 #

  3. “The church says its future depends on the revenue the project will generate” So they’ll be giving up all those tax free credits they get since they’re now a for profit right? Sorry, no, no rezone for you. End this now.

    Comment by Mike — 10:06 pm February 23, 2014 #

  4. As someone that lives close by to this church I appreciate how thoughtful they have been when it comes to making sure this isn’t a blight on the neighborhood.

    Comment by natinstl — 9:51 am February 24, 2014 #

  5. Will some of the proceeds go to painting the church? It could use few coats.

    Comment by Michael — 5:52 am February 25, 2014 #

  6. The proceeds will be used to fund a renovation of the church and to build improvements (playground, lighting, pathways) for the church green.

    Comment by David Neiman — 8:27 am February 25, 2014 #

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