West Seattle development: Harbor Ave. project no longer stalled

(WSB photo by Tracy Record)
It’s nowhere near the scale of “The Hole,” but this once-stalled West Seattle development project now has new ownership and has finally been completed. It’s “Harbor Work Live,” designed by Junction-based Nicholson Kovalchick Architects, built in the 2400 block of Harbor Avenue SW (between Salty’s and 7-11). The permits were granted back in 2006; exteriors appeared mostly complete when the project suddenly idled a ways back; there they sat, obviously missing some final touches, for many months. Now they’ve been purchased and completed, and instead of being sold, they’re available for lease, and immediate occupancy, according to the agent representing them, Jacob Menashe. We met him at the site for a quick tour. On the corner (Harbor/Fauntleroy) is a space where he says they’re hoping to attract a small cafĂ© that might appeal not only to nearby residents but also to pedestrians on the Harbor/Alki trail:

(Next two photos courtesy Jacob Menashe)
That space, Menashe says, could either be leased just for the ground-level retail – or with the living space above. (The units in the back not-street-front row are four stories, and almost 2,000 square feet.) Depending on whether they are leased separately or as live-work, there’s up to 19 units on the property, all with garages and decks, and an industrial-modern interior:

Views, too. There’s more info on individual units – including prices and photos – on the project’s website.

7 Replies to "West Seattle development: Harbor Ave. project no longer stalled"

  • marty January 11, 2012 (11:51 am)

    Not the greatest-looking exteriors. It almost looks like low income housing.

  • Kim January 11, 2012 (11:59 am)

    I like contemporary architecture and find these rather appealing. I wish them well finding tenants.

  • furor scribendi January 11, 2012 (12:06 pm)

    Geez, it looks pretty cool to me. Great views, nice interior design, functional and fun. Access to great views shouldn’t be limited to the 1%.

  • JN January 11, 2012 (1:42 pm)

    Awesome looking spaces.

  • CB January 11, 2012 (3:04 pm)

    Too bad they are not for sale… I’d buy one. Who would pay $2900 a month for rent? That’s a waste of money.

    • WSB January 11, 2012 (3:20 pm)

      I believe the agent said they already have at least one taker.

  • DF January 11, 2012 (5:16 pm)

    I remember the white house which sat on this lot with a simple A frame garage beside it and a nice older model Datsun in the driveway. Datsun 510. Those were good memories. Now a pigeon coop. Chickens.

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