West Seattle development: 6 houses north of Lincoln Park

Demolition is under way right now at 47th and Othello, just northeast of Lincoln Park and south of The Kenney (WSB sponsor), where Build Urban plans to build 6 detached single-family homes (according to this webpage, which says they’ll be “Built Green 4 star”). The firm, headquartered on Lake Union, has at least one previous West Seattle project – Solamar on Alki, on the once-contested 59th/Stevens site across from the Alki Elementary School playground

9 Replies to "West Seattle development: 6 houses north of Lincoln Park"

  • Lori December 11, 2012 (2:11 pm)

    I saw the demolition when driving by on Sunday – what a shame! These were very sweet apartments, and I didn’t notice any sign of the materials being salvaged.

    • WSB December 11, 2012 (2:17 pm)

      We noticed the “future project” sign last week but didn’t realize demolition was imminent. Permit-granting doesn’t always mean the backhoes will be there the next day, or the next week (example: while demolition won’t start for the California/Alaska project in The Junction till after Christmas, the permits were granted a couple months ago). So any tips about demolition in progress are always welcome ( https://westseattleblog.com/contact )- we just happened to spot these backhoes in action while out and about today – TR

  • gatewooder December 11, 2012 (4:23 pm)

    The sign has been up for a couple of months, but I don’t think there were any official land use notice during the permitting process before that. This is a major problem with the DPD permitting process, it takes place behind closed doors in the big tower. Requiring notices to be placed on sites going through review is something neither the Mayor or Council has the spine to implement. The everything but “Master” Building Association would cut off campaign funding, after all.

  • Elizagrace December 11, 2012 (6:35 pm)

    This makes me so sad. We live a couple blocks away and see this on my way to and from home. No signs of salvage and as far as I can tell, no need to change them. These cute little single story homes were there since I was a kid, and I will be sad to see something bigger try to live in the same footprint.

  • jissy December 11, 2012 (7:52 pm)

    I SO wish I could have bought this property — it was very well maintained and fit the neighborhood so well. Saw the sign go up about the development and was very disappointed.

  • Hiya December 11, 2012 (8:14 pm)

    I am across the street, in the apartments, it was sad to see the people that lived there leave. They where a great group of people.

  • Jason December 11, 2012 (10:06 pm)

    That was a cool building. Wonder what the “Built Green” star rating is for not tearing a place down and putting up 6 goofy houses with exposed plywood ceilings and concrete floors.

  • Mike December 12, 2012 (6:50 am)


  • FionaEnzo December 12, 2012 (8:13 pm)

    Is the sterile look “in”?

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