Fauntleroy Place updates: Dates with Design Review, JuNO


Though its groundbreaking ceremony is already two-plus weeks in the rear-view mirror, Fauntleroy Place (aka “the Whole Foods project,” city page here) still has some important audiences ahead: The new design shown above (made public the day of the groundbreaking) will go before the Southwest Design Review Board at 8 pm August 14 (same night as the High Point mixed-use development review mentioned here Friday), according to an update posted today on the city’s Design Review/Upcoming page (which likely means official notice will go out in Thursday’s Land Use Information Bulletin). In the meantime, work on the site will continue — Eric Radovich from BlueStar says that once Hancock Fabrics closes after this Saturday, the next step is asbestos abatement for the building, before it can be demolished. BlueStar, by the way, will be at the next Junction Neighborhood Organization (JuNO) meeting July 8 (6:30 pm @ Ginomai) to talk about the revised FP design and answer questions. (Also on the JuNO agenda that night, a presentation about the CORA [Congress of Residential Architecture] NW townhouse-design initiatives, featuring West Seattle architect Brandon Nicholson, who presented design ideas on behalf of CORA at Councilmember Sally Clark‘s recent townhouse forum (WSB coverage here).

13 Replies to "Fauntleroy Place updates: Dates with Design Review, JuNO"

  • elgrego June 30, 2008 (5:54 pm)

    Looks alright, I guess. Anything would look better than what it looks like now. I just wish all the nicer grocery stores weren’t concentrated up in the Junction and Admiral areas. A lot of us down in Delridge and Highpoint would love to be able to walk to a nicer grocery store someday. A ten-fifteen minute drive to PCC, MM, or Whole Foods kinda sucks.

  • Jiiggers June 30, 2008 (6:32 pm)

    Are those affordable apratments?

  • Eddie June 30, 2008 (8:18 pm)

    Did the Schucks sneak out of town? I don’t recall any “going out of business” sale or whatever.

    There was a large dumpster out front on Friday afternoon, and a smaller pickup truck unloading metal shelving from the dumpster into the pickup truck – which was blocking the sidewalk. I was more interested in picking my way around the mess than seeing just where the shelving had come from.

  • CB June 30, 2008 (9:27 pm)

    This is the beginning of the of the transformation of this area. Can’t wait for the former Huling property to be redeveloped. What a change we are in for.

  • John June 30, 2008 (11:00 pm)

    I’m looking forward to this new development being demolished in the future for something else.

  • MargL June 30, 2008 (11:08 pm)

    Funny how the design rendition makes it look like there’s an uncontrolled (no light) cross walk at the corner where people are crossing. Can you imagine?

  • West Seattle Golfer July 1, 2008 (9:35 am)

    Disappointing. I was expecting the charm of the brick that has been advertised for over a year. This design works best in suburbia, not a historic district like our Junction.

  • JW July 1, 2008 (11:47 am)

    Gosh, is that a “WHOLE FOODS MARKET” I see? Can’t really tell…

  • Stephanie July 1, 2008 (12:34 pm)

    Hope they will have parking because the Junction is begining to be a mess.

  • CMP July 1, 2008 (12:44 pm)

    According to the mayor, $1,100 is considered affordable rent in Seattle. For a STUDIO. At that price, I’d rather be paying a mortgage instead of rent since I certainly don’t find that affordable, given how much everything else is starting to cost around here.

  • Patrick July 1, 2008 (4:10 pm)

    The West Seattle Chamber has a good article on this and apparently it will have four floors of parking.

  • U _G _L _Y_ July 1, 2008 (5:31 pm)

    UGGHHHHH. This has no West Seattle charm whatsoever in my opinion. I feel so mislead by Blue Star. We live on the same block as this project and the original designs that they handed out to us neighbors had way more charm, color and differing heights. Now all I can say is BLAAHHCGHH!

    I wish they could design it more like the new building on Charleston and California; with the fake brick and interesting architecture. That fits!

    I’m disappointed, but Whole Foods lessons the blow.

  • grr July 2, 2008 (9:45 pm)

    yeah…I like the shape of it..but that green/grey whatever is pathetic..Bring back the brick like the picture we’ve been LOOKING AT on the sign for a year. argggh.

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