Another project cancellation: Restaurant rezone in south Morgan Junction

From today’s city Land Use Information Bulletin: The owners of Capitol Hill restaurant/bar Chungee’s have canceled their application to rezone their south Morgan Junction home so they can add another Chungee’s there. The city Hearing Examiner was supposed to have a hearing tomorrow on the proposed 6921 California SW rezone, but that’s off, and the notice in the LUIB says:

On June 16, 2016, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (Seattle DCI) published a SEPA decision and recommendation to approve a rezone of property.

The applicant has requested cancellation of their application and Seattle DCI hereby withdraws the decision and recommendation and will cancel the application.

We first reported last August on the rezone/restaurant proposal. While the lot is already zoned Lowrise 2, meaning it can hold more housing than it does now, the owners had sought to add the “Residential Commercial” zoning designation to enable adding a restaurant/bar. This is the second notable West Seattle project cancellation we’ve reported in less than a week; last Tuesday, we discovered the CVS proposed for the Triangle was off.

9 Replies to "Another project cancellation: Restaurant rezone in south Morgan Junction"

  • Amanda July 18, 2016 (12:19 pm)

    Wonder what caused them to cancel? 

    • WSB July 18, 2016 (12:30 pm)

      They have never responded to any of our previous inquiries about the project, but we are going to try again.

      • Tom Farrell July 26, 2016 (3:36 pm)

        Dear WSB,

        We really wanted to rezone and open a quaint neighborhood restaurant/bar, but the cost of the rezone, the uncertainties of whether it would pass or not, and the negative feedback we got from people just passing by, led us to our decision. As far as another locale in West Seattle, we’re looking for the right spot and we’ll do a build-out at a later date! Thanks to everyone who supported us…we’ll be back!!!! :-)  Thanks, Tom & Wen

        • WSB July 26, 2016 (3:43 pm)

          Thank you for the update!

  • I July 18, 2016 (3:21 pm)

    Thank you Chungee’s you made the best decision for our neighborhood.  I sincerely appreciate your consideration.   

  • M July 19, 2016 (6:09 am)

    No!!!! Please reconsider. We live a block away and were really looking forward to it. 

  • M July 19, 2016 (9:14 am)

    Whatever happened to the proposed rezone of the space occupied by Cafe Ladro down the street? 

    • WSB July 19, 2016 (9:21 am)

      Nothing new in the file since what we wrote about in June of last year.

  • Meyer July 19, 2016 (4:18 pm)

    What a bummer, I was looking forward to this place and was excited that the Morgan Junction was going to get another business.

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