WEST SEATTLE DEVELOPMENT: Two Delridge updates

From the city Department of Construction and Inspections files:

REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL AT 5214 DELRIDGE WAY SW: An early-stage proposal has just appeared in city files to redevelop this site [map], which has been remodeled incrementally in recent years and now houses multiple small businesses. The new proposal is described as follows:

Demolition of existing commercial structure and construction of new 3600 sf mixed use building and (4) townhouse units. Mixed use building to include (2) commercial spaces and (4) Small Efficiency Dwelling Units (SEDU). Parking for (6) vehicles to be provided on site.

(SEDU is the city’s term for microstudio apartments.) Again, it’s an early-stage proposal, just beginning its journey through the potential permitting process.

SEE THE DESIGN PACKET FOR 8854 DELRIDGE BEFORE FIRST REVIEW: Two miles south, 8854 Delridge Way SW [map] goes to the Southwest Design Review Board for the first time on Thursday night (August 3rd). We first reported a year ago that a mixed-use project was planned for the site of a burned-out former auto shop. The design packet describes as “a new 4-story building over a below-grade parking garage level with 31 apartment micro-units, retail (café) space, and 15 enclosed parking stalls.” Here’s the packet by Sazei Design Group:

Or, see it here. Next Thursday’s review is for Early Design Guidance, so it focuses on “massing” – size, shape, placement on site – and is set for 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building (4217 SW Oregon), including a public-comment period.

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE DEVELOPMENT: Two Delridge updates"

  • WSNeighbor July 28, 2017 (4:05 pm)

    31 units and 15 parking spaces.  So unrealistic.

    • AMD July 28, 2017 (4:17 pm)

      There is a ton of transit nearby.  There’s no reason to create housing that’s inherently more expensive due to included parking in a place where driving is not only not necessary, but problematic given that the roads in and out of the peninsula aren’t getting any bigger no matter how much parking is added.

    • Kimbee2 July 28, 2017 (6:06 pm)

      Lucky to have any parking, at all. It’s not required – and very close to the 120 (soon to be the H-line) stop and 60.  Easy walk to WW shopping and White Center.  Looking forward to seeing that burned out building gone and resident activity in it’s place. 

      • JCW July 28, 2017 (8:39 pm)

        Ditto! I’ve wondered how it sat for so long. It’s a prime corner for exactly this kind of development. I’m so excited that there are more mixed-use destinations being added to Delridge. It’s starting to increase the walkable destinations! 

        • DH July 29, 2017 (4:06 am)

          I totally agree as well. I live near here and it doesn’t need parking for all the units. I’m also looking forward to the walkability in the area improving. Glad to see the supportive comments on here. 

        • KM July 29, 2017 (11:33 am)

          Agreed, great corner for this! Looking forward to the improvements as well.

  • John July 29, 2017 (10:03 am)

    I too am delighted at the positive response to the reality of our neighborhoods and the wonderful changes happening along  southernmost Delridge and White Center.  The vitality is becoming viral.

  • Josh July 29, 2017 (1:10 pm)

    Does anyone know if Westwood Village is able to have a restaurant or bar type place, perhaps the former eye clinic could make a good place. White Center is awesome, it seems like Westwood is lacking some of this vibe, where many residents can walk to.

    • WSB July 29, 2017 (2:03 pm)

      You can check the leasing listings, which usually at least have caveats that tenants can’t be the same type of restaurants already there (teriyaki, pizza, etc.).

      • Seattlite July 30, 2017 (12:07 am)

        It would be nice if they had some better restaurants in Westwood village or added some on Delridge Way SW.  

        I wish the city with give mom/pop restaurants tax breaks to open up in undeveloped parts of the city.  

  • LadyToes July 31, 2017 (12:56 pm)

    Will we finally get some businesses along Delridge? Seems like everything that goes up is a new box condo (that I’m assuming is not affordable), but no room for businesses. The only thing that exists is the north end of Delridge right before the bridge, and close to this area where Pho Aroma is (not counting the gross gas stations). Delridge needs more businesses if there’s any chance of revitalizing the area! Can’t assume that everyone will just go to the Junction or WWV all the time. Please Seattle, rezone Delridge and add commercial space!

    • WSB July 31, 2017 (1:03 pm)

      8854 Delridge has one commercial space, suggested for a café.

  • BlairJ August 3, 2017 (11:10 am)

    What exactly is an “apartment micro-unit”?

    • WSB August 3, 2017 (11:28 am)

      Microhousing, microstudio, SEDU, etc.

  • Mike Bollen August 3, 2017 (5:23 pm)

    Finally!  Glad to see some growth here.  I’ve lived right behind this location for 14 years and I agree hopefully it really brings new retail and anything to compete with the pathetic gas/stores that are on Delridge.  Their service is not satisfactory and we need options that aren’t in the junction and that you don’t feel like you’re going to stumble into a random crime scene when you need gas or a gatorade.

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