New look at proposed Salty’s hotel


That rendering by CB Anderson Architects is the first look at what the proposed “boutique hotel” south of Salty’s on Alki might look like, along with potential improvements for the main restaurant, such as a new glassed-in deck. Thanks to Derek for first spotting it in the Daily Journal of Commerce (whose articles are only available online to subscribers) and thanks to Eileen Mintz from Salty’s for subsequently tracking down a copy for us to share with you. As Richard Anderson of CB Anderson told the DJC, the project is still in “dream” stage, and this is a very preliminary look at what it could resemble — no formal applications have been filed with the city. One more Salty’s note: The “Under the Alki Moon” wine dinner last night introduced the new cookbook “Good Ciao!”, on which Salty’s co-owner Kathryn Hilger Kingen collaborated with Italian chef Roberto Russo and Salty’s chefs. Read more about it here.

15 Replies to "New look at proposed Salty's hotel"

  • Meg January 16, 2008 (9:40 am)

    The layout looks really great and I think it would be a great addition to West Seattle!

  • RobertSeattle January 16, 2008 (9:49 am)

    What the stockage doing on the far right? Is Gitmo moving? :-)

  • Rockyraccoon January 16, 2008 (10:28 am)

    That’s the debtor’s prison where you’re housed after you pay your bill from the hotel

  • Al January 16, 2008 (2:25 pm)

    Is all of that Salty’s property? I “thought” much of it was public access.

  • Jen V. January 16, 2008 (3:15 pm)

    they had better leave Jack Block park alone!

  • acemotel January 16, 2008 (4:44 pm)

    are they gonna tear down everything across the street from Saltys!?

  • Bob Loblaw January 16, 2008 (4:45 pm)

    Cool. It looks like bunkers on the hillside!

  • WSB January 16, 2008 (5:35 pm)

    Architect renderings like this don’t often show the surrounding area, so don’t consider this as a detailed representation of what the whole area would look like – it was presented as a very early imagining of the possibilities.

  • The Velvet Bulldog January 16, 2008 (7:32 pm)

    Kinda reminiscent of West Seattle’s original “Luna Park.” Might be nice to have some of that festive aura back down there.

  • elevated concern January 17, 2008 (9:58 am)

    Well this location and the level of architectural quality that the Kingen’s used for their Salty’s restaurant would be a nice addition to our peninsula. On the other hand, the former Travel Lodge with it’s orange, green, blue, tan and yellow motif has alot to be desired. Why would West Seattle want to expand additional rooms atop of this mess and even entertain giving them a variance to exceed the 65 foot height limit! Tear it down and start over if you must. Alaska Street to the Junction should be a boulevard that encourages pedestrians to walk to the Junction.

  • Dave Gould January 17, 2008 (11:59 am)

    If the hotel development goes forward a significant access to the view of downtown and Elliot will be lost. In Depoe Bay, Oregon, a quarter mile timeshare development went up that blocked spectacular views of the beach and ocean. What is ironic is Oregon citizens have access to the very beaches they cannot see. The achetectural drawings look great but I would challenge West Seattlites to slowly drive by the site and take a look at the view that will be lost to you.

  • Cami January 17, 2008 (12:57 pm)

    Isn’t the project only planned to be a two story tall building?

  • Erik January 17, 2008 (1:05 pm)

    Dave –
    You said…West Seattlites to slowly drive
    Isn’t that an oxymoron?

  • p. seals January 18, 2008 (12:58 am)

    Placing a hotel (even a boutique hotel – whatever that is) in this already over congested area is madness. On a small piece of real estate it appears that there are plans for both a expansion of the watertaxi and a hotel. Why don’t we put another sports arena somewhere in the area also.

    —— confused in West Seattle

  • Curious January 18, 2008 (10:37 am)

    OK, now in most places, new shoreline development takes an act of GOD due to habitat concerns. Isn’t this a bit too close to the water? As in on the water? Once we start developing on the water, it’s a domino effect andit’ll all go commercial. I know, it’s public park, but everyone has a price. Let’s put this hotel farther back and provide a natural shoreline.

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