Next Design Review Board meeting for 3078 Avalon Way, more than a year after its last one

A second project is now on the Southwest Design Review Board‘s agenda for November 21st, in addition to 3210 California SW: The city’s tentative schedule for that night now shows the second and potentially final review for 3078 Avalon Way SW, now described on the city project page as an 8-story, 108-apartment, 61-parking-space proposal. That’s fewer spaces than were mentioned when it passed Early Design Guidance in its first board review in September 2012, from which the image at left was taken (as noted then, this is in the zone where new construction isn’t required to have any on-site parking at all). As shown in WSB coverage of the September 2012 meeting, a sizable group of neighbors has been following the project closely, and expanded its attention to other proposals in the area; most live on 32nd SW, a single-family-home neighborhood just north of the project site. The tentative plan for the November 21st meeting is for 3210 California to be reviewed at 6:30 pm, 3078 Avalon at 8, at the Senior Center of West Seattle (California/Oregon in The Junction).

7 Replies to "Next Design Review Board meeting for 3078 Avalon Way, more than a year after its last one"

  • CW October 20, 2013 (9:26 pm)

    How did the Magnolia neighborhood manage to protect itself from this type of development? Magnolia and West Seattle are similar in many ways yet very different in terms of development.

  • Fire Ball October 20, 2013 (9:56 pm)

    More high density apartments…West Seattle is looking more like Ballard. LOL

  • Jeff October 21, 2013 (7:20 am)

    Why do these renderings always look like California Ave is 300 feet wide? Can’t the DPD require honest models?

  • Seattlite October 21, 2013 (8:09 am)

    WS was targeted years ago for urban village overdevelopment. The city steamrolled the WS community into overdevelopment. Magnolia probably had more money to support deflecting the city’s bad ideas of overdeveloping communities that have NO infrastructure to support more cars, people, transit. Thanks WSB for the way-back-when site. Charlie Chong was a WS advocate and a thorn in the city’s side. Seattle’s politicians make these goofy decisions. Think about who gets your next vote.

  • metrognome October 21, 2013 (3:03 pm)

    Magnolia has more lawyers per capita than any other neighborhood in the city, which is why they were able to steamroll Metro about the sewage treatment plant so many years ago. WS is looked at as a mostly blue-collar community while Magnolia is looked at as a gated enclave of mansions for the wealthy (not entirely true, but that’s the perception.)
    In reality, their main bridge to QA has only one lane in each direction and there is much less bus service than in WS.

  • heather October 21, 2013 (4:52 pm)

    Jeff – I’m sure the rendering is just to show the building; hence, to include the height you see an exaggerated distance. There are renderings that include neighboring structures and accurate road widths…this is not one of those.

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