West Seattle development: Work begins at 4435 35th SW

May 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm | In Development, West Seattle news | 8 Comments

(Rendering courtesy GGLO – looking across the project site, south to north)
Another major West Seattle project is officially beginning – this time, in The Triangle, at 4435 35th SW (map), where Trinsic Residential Group has sent an announcement saying it’s broken ground. Not major work yet – we went over to check – but definitely stirrings:

The six-story, 159-apartment, 151-parking-space mixed-use building (no name yet) won final land-use approval five months ago, after going back into the city review process with a new owner and new architect, more than four years after a previous proposal for the site stalled.

Trinsic says this is its first Northwest project, with a mix of “studios, one bedroom, two bedroom, and townhome units,” designed by GGLO. The rendering above, first shown here last year, includes a public pedestrian hillclimb that’s part of the project, described by Trinsic as intended to “mend the broken link between 36th Avenue and the transit station on 35th Avenue SW … a notable display of public-private partnership that addresses the long-term outlook for the site.” The project also includes “a through-block, open pedestrian corridor which guides pedestrians from the transit stop to the hill climb at the west end of the building (and) an iconic elevator lobby tower with communal meeting and hang-out spaces at every floor.” Other features mentioned in the Trinsic announcement include “storage spaces for small and large recreational equipment” and a “plan to provide outdoor gear for rent including paddle boards, kayaks, cruiser bikes and other gear.” The general contractor is Compass Construction, whose banner you might have noticed on the fence at the site within the past week. (Compass is also the contractor for 4730 California, the mixed-use project under construction midblock between Alaska and Edmunds in the heart of The Junction.)

The lone building on the 4435 35th SW site formerly housed The Bridge, which moved last year to its new home at California/Graham in Morgan Junction.

SIDE NOTE: Lost track of all the development underway/recently completed in West Seattle? We mapped it – see it here. (We’re adding the newest project reported here, just last night – 4800 40th SW.)

8 Comments

  1. That building holds so many childhood memories. It was Pizza Pete when I was a kid and after all the WSHS football games we’d hang out there.

    Comment by AN — 3:28 pm May 13, 2014 #

  2. Wow. A development with somewhat adequate parking. And, it is close to transit too. Wish this developer was in charge of some of the other properties going up around here.

    Comment by ACG — 4:38 pm May 13, 2014 #

  3. That actually looks pretty…I’m shocked!

    Comment by Kara — 4:52 pm May 13, 2014 #

  4. this is by far the best project to come through West Seattle design review in 7 yrs; can hardly wait til this is done

    Comment by Diane — 10:00 pm May 13, 2014 #

  5. 151 new parking spaces so close to many bus routes? I’m glad we live within a high capacity low use roadway system! Boy if traffic ever got bad around here we could regret allowing developers to build so much parking for single occupancy vehicles. For the time being though it sure is nice to enjoy plentiful and free, (subsidized (socialized)) on street parking! I hate traffic but love to park! Busses are for…

    Comment by PigeonPointBen — 11:20 pm May 13, 2014 #

  6. Yay! Another generic box for West Seattle! Woo Hoo! Welcome to ugly town, where there is no visual character and a lot of boxes.

    Comment by Reality your dog — 7:37 am May 14, 2014 #

  7. Wow! Adequate parking in a new beehive development? I’m shocked.

    Comment by Bradley — 1:29 pm May 15, 2014 #

  8. Perfect spot for some commercial development, and with adequate parking to boot! It almost makes sense; I’m shocked.

    Comment by anonyme — 3:17 pm May 15, 2014 #

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