Delridge homeless-housing proposal now in city online system

If you’re keeping track of the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) proposal for a 75-unit apartment building in the 5400 block of Delridge Way SW, to provide permanent housing for homeless people dealing with mental illness/substance abuse, here’s an update: When we first reported on the proposal in mid-June, nothing was in the city Department of Planning and Development online system yet. Now, it is. There are two project numbers to track: This one is for the land-use permit application; this one is for the construction permit. Both are filed for the address 5444 Delridge Way. The page for the land-use application notes “Tree preservation and additional commercial space to be considered”; the latter came up at the first informational meeting for the project, a standing-room-only June 27th gathering at Delridge Library from which some were turned away. We are checking with DESC about future meeting plans.

5 Replies to "Delridge homeless-housing proposal now in city online system"

  • some dude July 25, 2011 (1:42 pm)

    put it in magnolia

  • farron July 26, 2011 (11:35 am)


  • k2 July 26, 2011 (12:52 pm)

    We still have an opportunity to halt this project. This is a PUBLIC FUNDS project, which means it has to be approved.

    We are the public, if we don’t want this, and I know there are plenty of us, we need to speak up.

  • Norse July 26, 2011 (2:55 pm)

    Hate to tell you this but you have little if any chance on stopping or modifying this. I know, as we have been working on stopping a Compass Housing Authority project over in Ballard. We appealed, lost the appeal and filed a lawsuit in King Co. Given the fact that the City Council and Mayor are all pushing these types of facilities we have very little chance on modifying any of the zoning ordinances to keep these out of residential neighborhoods. My only thought is that we need to revamp our council positions for district wide elections so that we have someone willing to go to bat for us in City Hall. I even tried with Larry Phillips, King Co. Councilperson (he is my representative on the King Co. Council) but he only goes to bat for Magnolia, as that is where he lives. Tom Rasmussen does live in West Seattle, but he has no objections to these facilities.

  • sundown and all is not well July 26, 2011 (8:16 pm)

    sure wish the desc could deliver on a payday loan joint, a pot shop, a stripper club serving up both male and female bodies, a 24hr casino and maybe even a used goods rip-off store posing as a ‘vacuum repair shop’ for the central delridge area. after all, those enterprises would go well with the s-e-v-e-n-t-y f-i-v-e units the desc wants to plop down in what was supposed to be the heart of delridge. you know, that heart that was just starting to beat with something other than drug deals and you know what. well, looks like it is a broken heart now.
    i hope the desc can help surround the delridge library, the across the street preschools and the up the street boren school with all those uplifting and inspiring enterprises, it will surely prepare the young ones attending for their not so bright futures. you know, the environment surrounding a school has nothing to do with future success of its students. at least that is what the bush school, lakeside and seattle prep schools say. that is why they chose to locate in such nasty places like they did. and i have heard that those prestigious schools are seeking rezones for their land so that they can allow the desc to build some mega projects on their property. who woulda’ thunk!
    with its s-e-v-e-n-t-y f-i-v-e units, i do beleive this will be the largest desc facility to date, outside of the famous morrison hotel down there in ol’ pioneer square. bigger is better, bigger is better. build them and they will come i tell yeah. coming soon to a neighborhood near you. the party has just begun!

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