West Seattle development notes, from Admiral to Westwood

Four West Seattle development notes this afternoon:

MORE EARLY DETAILS ON PCC-SITE PROPOSAL: When we most recently reported on the early-stage plan for 2749 California SW – current site of the PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) West Seattle store, purchased by Madison Development Group a year ago – little information was available. But a new document in city files has a few more tentative details: According to the “pre-submittal” form, the proposal is currently envisioned for 92 residential units, 145 parking spaces, and 24,000 square feet that are described as “grocery/retail.” Will that be PCC? When we last checked with Madison, they did not have a tenant signed; PCC told us they expected to be in West Seattle for a long time, whether at this location or elsewhere, but had nothing to say yet either. Stay tuned for updates.

AEGIS LIVING PROJECT UPDATE: Also in Admiral – the land-use permit for the Aegis Living project at 4700 SW Admiral Way cleared a major hurdle this week, with the key decision detailed here. We checked today with Aegis regarding its plans for demolition of the three-years-empty former Life Care Center; spokesperson Charlotte Starck says they are expecting the demolition permit in June. As reported in our coverage of this month’s Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting, police say the property is now part of a trespassing-crackdown program that gives SPD the ability to boot people found there. Meantime, this week’s approval opens a period for appeals – deadline is April 11th; this city page explains how to file one.

4528 44TH SW COMMUNITY MEETING: We stopped by the Senior Center of West Seattle on Monday evening to ask a few questions at the project team’s “drop-in community meeting,” part of the community outreach they needed to do while the permit’s being finalized for the 6-story, ~58-unit building. Toplines: They’re expecting to get started around the end of April. The work shouldn’t affect the alley behind nearby businesses, except when they’re getting deliveries, which they will try to schedule to avoid conflicts. Their staging area should be limited to the paid-parking lot closest to the building’s south side, steering clear of the Wells Fargo lot south of that.

4 PROJECTS UPCOMING AT DESIGN REVIEW: The Southwest Design Review Board hasn’t met this month because the city hasn’t scheduled any projects for review. Starting next week, that changes. We reported two weeks ago about the project reviews scheduled for 6058 35th SW (6:30 pm April 7th) and 1606 California SW (6:30 pm April 21st). Now a second review has been added for April 21st – at 8 pm, the board will have its third Early Design Guidance review for six-story, 84-unit 4532 42nd SW, which you might recall is the site where a big tree was cut after the last review, despite the board’s interest in seeing it remain. And a May 5th review is scheduled (6:30 pm) for a proposed 40-apartment building at 9030 35th SW in Westwood, coming back to the SWDRB eight years after its first review.

8 Replies to "West Seattle development notes, from Admiral to Westwood"

  • David March 29, 2016 (4:38 pm)

     Dear PCC, If this location does not work out, please come on down to Alki! We’d love to have you closer. 

    :)

  • JayDee March 29, 2016 (5:43 pm)

    Alas, there are few lots of that size in West Seattle left. Jefferson Square Safeway? Maybe the putative CVS? I pray they stay and so should Madison Development Group.

    • Sue March 29, 2016 (7:01 pm)

      The Jefferson Square Safeway location is 2 blocks from the new Whole Foods, and the CVS is across the street from it. I would find it unlikely that PCC would want to move *that* close to a Whole Foods.

      • AMD March 29, 2016 (8:15 pm)

        Whole Foods is moving in practically on top of Trader Joe’s.  

  • Wsgal March 29, 2016 (7:17 pm)

    Actually Sue- research says being close to competitors is excellent for business. 

  • GHO March 30, 2016 (8:21 am)

    PCC would be great in the Rite Aid space. I’m rarely there, but the store has always felt like it was hanging on for dear life. 

  • Amber March 30, 2016 (8:34 am)

    Dear PCC, If this location does not work out, please come on down to Delridge! We’d love to have you closer. 

  • David March 30, 2016 (2:32 pm)

     I agree, the last BIG lot for redevelopment on California is that Rite Aid lot.  That is INANELY big.  It’s got 10 times the parking it needs.  That’s an enormous block in that dense of an area to have that much open unused “pavement”.   I’ve been waiting for years for the “proposed land use” sign to pop up in that lot…for a 6 story mixed use with grocery/pharm/retail on the bottom (and no residential parking spaces of course, LOL) 

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