West Seattle development: 3210 California, 3078 Avalon approvals

Land-use approvals are in for two sizable West Seattle projects, as announced in today’s Land Use Information Bulletin from the city. Both decisions include DNS rulings (determination of non-significance, meaning the city does not believe a full environmental review is needed):

(Rendering courtesy Nicholson-Kovalchick Architects)
3210 CALIFORNIA: This mixed-use project won Southwest Design Review Board approval last month, in its fifth meeting; it’s now partly four stories, partly five stories, with 134 apartments, 5,913 square feet of commercial space, two live/work units, and 152 offstreet parking spaces. Here’s the notice; here’s the decision. The announcement starts the clock on an appeal process open until May 29th; here’s how.

3078 AVALON WAY: This is an all-residential project, seven stories, 102 apartments and 59 offstreet parking spaces, with approval recommended by the SWDRB in January; here’s the notice; here’s the decision. This approval also triggers an appeal period until May 29th; here’s how.

3 Replies to "West Seattle development: 3210 California, 3078 Avalon approvals"

  • wow May 15, 2014 (10:52 am)

    Sad to see that the city hasn’t appropriately dealt with the insane scale of the 3210 project. There is no alley behind the project, so it will be just awful for the single family homes who live behind. No more sunlight.

    And this project remains just hideously out of scale for the entire stretch of the admiral district. It is both higher and longer than anything in the vicinity.

    Good luck to the neighbors. Hopefully they appeal this decision. Would be sad to see the project implemented at this size.

  • John May 15, 2014 (12:30 pm)

    Those renderings are so cute. Look how much curb side parking these buildings will create! MAGIC!!

  • WSDave May 15, 2014 (2:43 pm)

    I’m no NIMBY, and don’t think all development is bad. But I’m curious if there actually is enough demand for the thousands of new apartment/condo units currently under construction near the junctions.

    There was recently a huge construction boom in Ballard, and if I’m not mistaken, those developments are still struggling to fill their units.

    Does anyone have a sense of the occupancy rate for the newly and nearly completed developments in WS?

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