FOLLOWUP: City Council approves street vacation for new self-storage facility, Nucor

(Site plan showing where self-storage building would span what’s currently city right-of-way)

Three weeks ago, we reported on a City Council committee approving a “street vacation” requested for the West Coast Self-Storage project on the way to 3252 Harbor Avenue SW, in partnership with Nucor, because of that company’s use of undeveloped right-of-way for adjacent train tracks. This week, the council gave its unanimous approval to the proposal. When it’s finalized, the undeveloped sections of 29th SW and City View involved in the request (see the map above) would be sold to WCSS and Nucor at fair-market value. The final version of the ordinance includes the 12 items, valued at $305,000, that would be provided as “public benefit,” required for right-of-way to be given up in this way. The project will be a 56-foot-high building with 850 storage units.

4 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: City Council approves street vacation for new self-storage facility, Nucor"

  • sonicfan September 6, 2017 (8:36 pm)

    We now have a precedent to compare with Chris Hansen’s request.  This council apparently sees a storage facility as having more cultural value than a professional NBA franchise. Apparently sidewalk improvements trump a traffic overpass.

    • Scott September 7, 2017 (8:15 am)


    • Lagartija Nick September 7, 2017 (12:26 pm)

      Except that one is an alleyway used for pedestrian and freight mobility and the other is unused train tracks. Other than that, yes, they are exactly the same. Pfft.

  • John Bell September 8, 2017 (10:56 am)


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