Update: Permits granted for Harbor Avenue project


It’s the building boom that doesn’t get talked about nearly as much as the one in The Junction, but it’s also transforming an area: We told you in January about the permit application for 2775 Harbor (map), shown above in a photo we took at the time; this week, according to the city planning website, land-use and construction permits (here and here) have been granted for the project, described as “a 5-story 13,101 sq. ft. office building with an 800 sq. ft. caretakers unit … Surface parking for 15 vehicles to be provided.” Thanks very much to the architecture firm Shugart Bates for rapidly responding to our request for a drawing (the driveway goes to Harbor Ave, in case you were wondering):


This is one of several major projects in the area, including the rather extensive-looking WestBay in the 2200 block of Harbor (map), which has a sketch on its leasing listing.

6 Replies to "Update: Permits granted for Harbor Avenue project"

  • B October 2, 2008 (5:29 pm)

    It seems like their is a lack of good office space in West Seattle, or at least the type that would attract smaller start-up companies like the ones found in Pioneer Square or Lake Union. Does anyone know what the commercial office space vacancy rate is?

    Hopefully some of the building up by the junction will also have dedicated office space. We’re going to have plenty of apartments and condos but they’ll be driving elsewhere to work.

  • WSB October 2, 2008 (5:59 pm)

    I heard downtown is going on 10 percent, in a discussion recently right after the WaMu shutdown/sale. (Will see if I can find quantification of that anywhere.) In discussions with developers, their thought (such as Denny Onslow from Harbor Properties) is that a fair amount of small- to midsize firms may decide to be based here as more residents continue to move into those projects … and that could help lessen congestion, five workers or so at a time.

  • grr October 2, 2008 (10:31 pm)

    ok..that’s a cool looking building.

  • Dano Beal October 2, 2008 (11:17 pm)

    Great….. Another large white box with lots of glass. Looks like something designed to hold large chinchillas….sigh.

  • celeste17 October 4, 2008 (12:48 am)

    I thought this area was part of the wetlands and couldn’t be built on. I don’t mind change but sure hate to see beautiful green lush area’s get carved up for an office/condo’s. Plus where are they getting the money to purchase the land and build?

  • JanS October 5, 2008 (2:22 am)

    hey…the boat on the property was/is falling apart…and…if it’s your office that goes in there, think of the commute…:)

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