Comments on: More microhousing for Avalon: 3268 SW Avalon Way, next to almost-complete building http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/ West Seattle news, 24/7 Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:07:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 By: Michele http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1274977 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:58:45 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1274977 let’s make sure we elect a city council member from west seattle who puts a stop to this run away building. the bus service cannot support this. trying to drive over the bridge during rush hour is a night mare.

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By: Au http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1273954 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:00:42 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1273954 microunits will not create a sudden glut of housing. rather family homes or apartments, (outside of highpoint and a few other deliberate attempts for families) are becoming increasingly rare. when all of these units come online there still wont be anywhere affordable for me and my family of five.
little is being built for families and what is being built is fabulously expensive.

these apodments are NOT affordable. $700-900/mo is NOT affordable for a person making minimum wage. and they do nothing positive for the rental market for families.

Perhaps IF they were designed and built properly and actually affordable i.e $300-400/mo it could work but as it stands its a disgusting grab for money. hasn’t it already been penciled out that per sq ft apodments are $2-3 more expensive than ‘typical’ rentals. renters are paying more for less, while ‘developers/owners’ are making more for doing less.

WoW. how can this ever be ok?

with the multitude of apodments and apartments getting constructed in west seattle i wonder how many of them are bigger than a two bedroom? i feel within the next 5-10 years west seattle wont be so family friendly as it has been.

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By: BWD http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1273074 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:58:42 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1273074 Hideous and cheaply made. I have the misfortune of having to walk by this monstrosity daily. Very depressing.

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By: Amy Thomson http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1273024 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:32:40 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1273024 Well, housing will certainly be affordable when all these apartment buildings come on line and there’s a sudden glut of rental housing. I do wish they’d not put two of these boarding houses right next door to each other.

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By: buckwheat http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1272920 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:30:30 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1272920 Avalon the new Auroa Ave North.

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By: Nick http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1272884 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:45:30 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1272884 Maybe I should rent some closet space. This is ridiculous.

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By: Shevome http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1272599 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:39:23 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1272599 Perhaps this is terribly naive, but why aren’t we requiring developers that build multi-unit complexes to pay a portion of their yearly profits or added tax to a transpotation (ie light rail link) /infrastructure fund that is exclusively for the use of West Seattle? I as a single family home owner would be willing to pay an extra tax for such a fund, and I don’t make a profit! In 5 years? with such a tax and maybe an added levy, we would have enough to build a train link.

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By: JoAnne http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1272477 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 03:00:50 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1272477 It’s not West Seattle anymore.
It’s Mega-City One.

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By: Kgdlg http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1272406 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:49:42 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1272406 The MFTE doesn’t actually go into place until after a building is finished, so my guess is that buildings under construction aren’t on there.

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By: wetone http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1272354 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:47:18 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1272354 I keep seeing people say $600-$700 month where ? The ones I have seen on Delridge started at $750. Closer to junction I’m hearing up to $875. I just wonder how many people will be living in each pod. Might have to kick my renters out and start renting rooms or I could just raise the rent and go with the flow :)

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By: WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1272332 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:17:34 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1272332 This is the first time I’ve seen this type of public-facing list. Every so often, a City Council committee is briefed, and the paperwork includes many more details – such as how many units, etc.

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By: Diane http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1272322 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:07:07 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1272322 wow; thanks for the pdf TR; I never knew there was a list like this available; and amazed at how few out of the entire Seattle stock of apts are on this list

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By: Jeffrey http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1272313 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:55:42 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1272313 YES! More sardines for the sardine can formerly known as West Seattle.

This is gonna be great!

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By: Erik http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1272291 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:27:04 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1272291 At least now I know the size banner I can ‘temporarily’ put on the front of my house/business.

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By: WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/03/another-microhousing-building-for-avalon-3268-sw-avalon-way-next-to-almost-complete-building/#comment-1272288 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:24:52 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=268781#comment-1272288 Update: Happy to see the city HAS (since the last time I checked a few weeks back) posted a list of MFTE buildings to its website:
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http://www.seattle.gov/housing/incentives/MFTE_RentalBuildings_02-27-14.pdf
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The Footprint Delridge microhousing project is listed. Neither Avalon microhousing project is listed. This might just be a list of completed projects that are participating, though, because I don’t see at least one almost-complete apartment project I’m pretty sure had sought it. – TR

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