Next Design Review meeting set for August 29th: 4433 42nd SW

After several busy months for the Southwest Design Review Board, their July 25th and August 15th meetings were canceled for lack of projects to review. But it looks like there will be a meeting on August 29th; today, the city penciled one project in for that date – the board’s second look at an apartment project called Junction Flats, 4433 42nd SW. The four-story, 80-unit, ~60-parking-space project’s Early Design Guidance review was back on January 10th; here’s the official city report. This next meeting could be its last, if the board approves its design. The meeting is tentatively set for 6:30 pm Thursday, August 29th, at the Senior Center of West Seattle (Oregon/California in The Junction).

6 Replies to "Next Design Review meeting set for August 29th: 4433 42nd SW"

  • Todd July 30, 2013 (9:02 am)

    80 units, 60 parking spaces. Approximately 20 more cars parking on the street in the Junction area because the city won’t require developers to provide parking. Is this supposed to encourage more people to come and frequent the businesses in the area?
    Amazing how many of these projects are under way and how many of the new residents will be parking on the street…

  • Fed up July 30, 2013 (12:18 pm)

    Good point Todd.

  • wetone July 30, 2013 (4:31 pm)

    That’s if they are all 1bd. units , how many are 2bd+ how about having guest coming over where do they park. I know if I owned a business in the junction area I would be a little upset with the city allowing this practice of parking. It will be interesting to see how the next few years play out, if the west seattle retailers can make it off just the apartment dweller’s. I know many friends and locals including myself are going elsewhere more and more as the parking goes away.

    • WSB July 30, 2013 (6:14 pm)

      Also, the parking is NOT going away, nor are we short on parking. That is a misconception. The Junction actually provides free parking lots, unlike many business districts around the city, and ours is an area where the city has decided not to charge for street parking, so far. My husband and I come to The Junction – yes, in a car – at least once a day and never have trouble finding parking. All times of day, weekends too – whether to shop, to dine, to go to a meeting, to interview somebody. Even on a Sunday morning when the Farmers’ Market is swarming with people, we can find a place to park in the lot by Chase at California/Oregon. We’ll see what happens as the small apartment buildings without parking along 44th/Glenn come in, but I can also vouch, as the parent of a millennial, that the carlessness of my son’s generation is no myth. Even with the deficiencies of Metro, that’s how young adults get around beyond walking/bicycling range. Developers are building for them, not for boomers like my husband and me. Cars aren’t going away but they will not be the default they have been all my life. – TR

  • Peter on Fauntleroy July 30, 2013 (5:56 pm)

    We tone, here is how the next few years play out: businesses will realize that local apartment dwellers (like me) patronize their businesses on a daily bases, whereas the car crowd (like you) come once a week (if even that often), and then you stop coming at all because you want to punish local businesses for zoning laws you disagree with. The business community will quickly realize who their best customers are, and your ilk are not among them.

  • Kim July 30, 2013 (7:42 pm)

    Thanks TR, insightful comments.

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