West Seattle development: New 35th/Graham proposal; comment time for 4849 21st SW

Two development notes this afternoon:

REVISED PROPOSAL FOR HIGH-PROFILE HIGH POINT CORNER: The placement of that sign might make you think the big stretch of vacant land at 35th/Graham is the future site of more Polygon-built single-family homes. Not according to the newest proposal, with a “preliminary assessment report” added to city files just a week ago. It is now described as:

Develop the Block 9 High Point site, including utilities and infrastructure, 52 townhomes and a 4 story mixed use building containing approximately 80 apartment units, 8,500 square feet of office space, and 1,500 square feet of retail space located on the ground floor.

The mixed-use building is similar to something a Seattle Housing Authority spokesperson mentioned last October, when we reported on the previous plan. At the time, a mix of houses and townhouses was in the works, with an expectation of a “commercial building” at the corner, SHA said. In this plan, that is now a mixed-use building running along the entire 35th SW frontage of the land, according to a preliminary “site plan” filed this month, with the townhouses to the east. The new plan is in the name of High Point III, LLC, which traces to Polygon Northwest‘s Bellevue address. We’ll be following up on next steps for this plan.

2 WEEKS TO COMMENT ON 4849 21ST SW SUBDIVISION: Last week, we reported on an application to split one big lot at 4849 21st SW (map) into nine parcels for single-family houses. Today, the official notice is in the city’s Monday/Thursday Land Use Information Bulletin, which means you have two weeks to comment. Here’s how.

7 Replies to "West Seattle development: New 35th/Graham proposal; comment time for 4849 21st SW"

  • Ken September 29, 2014 (3:32 pm)

    I will be shocked if anyone leases the retail space after all these years of “retail redlining”

  • Ivan September 30, 2014 (8:06 am)

    Tracy, would it be helpful for all stories of this kind to include, as standard operating procedure, the number of parking spaces proposed? I’m guessing that neighbors would appreciate having that information. Thanks.

    • WSB September 30, 2014 (8:14 am)

      When we have it, we mention it as SOP. Right now all I have for details is a very blurry site plan. Looks like possibly 50+ spaces in the building but I can’t be sure and that’s why I didn’t mention it.

  • PJ October 8, 2014 (9:20 pm)

    Anyone know why these signs have now been covered up?

    • WSB October 8, 2014 (9:32 pm)

      PJ – we just noticed that this afternoon but couldn’t stop for a photo. It’s on my list for tomorrow.

  • PJ October 10, 2014 (3:30 pm)

    Curious to know if you learned anything about the signs. Like having popcorn stuck in my teeth – I just can’t not notice them when I drive by :)

    • WSB October 10, 2014 (3:59 pm)

      Not yet. But since this report, two documents were filed indicating Polygon Homes *is* who’s responsible for this site. Will continue pursuing. Might be something simple like – should say 2016 and not 2015 – documents indicate this is supposed to go through Design Review, which usually takes six months at the very least, followed by further city review in the permitting process, so I’d guess they would be lucky to break ground in ’15 …

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