West Seattle development: Design Review scheduled for 35th SW clinic project

May 30, 2014 at 8:24 pm | In Development, Sunrise Heights, West Seattle news | 10 Comments

(“Preferred” massing – size and shape, not design – from early renderings filed with the city)
The Southwest Design Review Board only meets if there are projects to review – and its two-Thursdays-a-month schedule has been open since its last meeting almost a month ago. But now there’s a date on the horizon: July 10th is tentatively scheduled as the Design Review debut for a project we first told you about in early May: A three-story eye clinic planned for 7520 35th SW, currently the site of Red Star Pizza (which, as reported in our earlier story, has been looking for a new location), and a 32-space parking area. The July 10th meeting is set for 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle; since that’s six weeks away, there’s always a chance the date could change, and we’ll publish an update if that happens.

10 Comments

  1. West Seattle Highline Clinic?

    Comment by clark5080 — 8:45 pm May 30, 2014 #

  2. Dang! Tough one! I love Red Star Pizza… but I think I believe in eye health more. If the clinic can’t serve all (in these tough times) maybe at least the presence will remind people of the important need of eye health and the prevention of blindness. Sorry Red Star…. love you guys but you are trumped.

    Comment by want_to_keep_seeing — 8:46 pm May 30, 2014 #

  3. That’s the formal name of the one at Westwood Village, which is the address listed for this project’s responsible party, though there’s also a different company name on at least one doc. See the contacts on this DPD page (click the “contacts” tab): http://web1.seattle.gov/DPD/permitstatus/Project.aspx?id=3017306

    Comment by WSB — 8:57 pm May 30, 2014 #

  4. If it improves the neighborhood, I am all for it.

    …and health care facilities are nice to have in our community.

    Comment by Bob Blenz — 9:29 pm May 30, 2014 #

  5. There is just one problem about this location. There is no room for it. I live right across the street from this location. They would literally have to purchase the houses around it to make more parking. And good luck on that one. There is barely enough parking for the residence in the area.
    What makes them think that we need it in that location. We already have an eye clinic in Westwood Village. This is just going to make it even harder on the residences in our area. It’s already inatiquite parking with two sets of apartments plus a church and they want to bring this into the area.
    I tell you this it will just make it even more worse than better. Take from someone who has lived here for over 30 years. Parking got worse over the years when the new church took over plus when the apartments next to the pizza joint too!

    Comment by Linda — 1:40 am May 31, 2014 #

  6. See our original story, linked in this one. This does involve some of the other structures on the property, though the John’s Corner Deli building is labeled as NOT part of the project, and remaining where it is. And as for the Westwood eye clinic – this is either a move or an expansion; same ownership. We asked them when we got first word of the project in early May and they would not comment.

    Comment by WSB — 1:47 am May 31, 2014 #

  7. 3 stories of eye clinic or street level eye clinic and 2 stories of housing? This is a tough location for access — mid block of a busy road! I see lots of car accidents ahead. And 3 stories — west Seattle is changing way too much for me!

    Comment by Wendy — 7:49 am May 31, 2014 #

  8. When I was in the eye clinic last week I asked if they were moving or expanding. They are moving.

    Comment by librarian — 8:26 am May 31, 2014 #

  9. Wendy – There is no residential component proposed – this is clinic plus some of what’s described as “retail.” As for height, the zoning would appear to allow it, as there is a four-story residential building just two lots south.

    Comment by WSB — 12:09 pm May 31, 2014 #

  10. I hope the final rendering of the building won’t result in an eyesore….

    ;-)

    .

    Mike

    Comment by miws — 2:44 pm May 31, 2014 #

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