West Seattle development note: 4031 California lot-split, rowhouse plans

The last house on the west side of California between Dakota and Andover is 96 years old but isn’t likely to reach the century mark. Now in the city files for that site at 4031 California SW – a lot-boundary adjustment proposal (involving two lot numbers, though county files say this is on the books as a 3-lot site) and an early-stage plan to replace the house with a 4-unit rowhouse building. Neither has appeared in the Land Use Information Bulletin yet, so the clock hasn’t started running on the comment period.

13 Replies to "West Seattle development note: 4031 California lot-split, rowhouse plans"

  • Diane November 18, 2014 (2:00 pm)


    • WSB November 18, 2014 (2:01 pm)

      Docs say Blueprint.

  • Diane November 18, 2014 (2:18 pm)

    thanks; that would have been guess #2; actually the lot adjustment should have tipped me to Blueprint

  • some guy November 18, 2014 (3:01 pm)

    Why stop with four? I bet you could cram 6 to 8 units in there easy!

  • G November 18, 2014 (3:08 pm)

    Blueprint is another Dan.D. entity.

    • WSB November 18, 2014 (3:15 pm)

      We’ve mentioned it here many a time before. It’s actually grown to be an umbrella financing co-op, Blueprint Capital, headquartered north of The Junction, with different individual builders’ names on most of the projects, though I haven’t found one for this one yet – the early-stage rowhouse paperwork is just dated last week; I went looking at that level of the file after the lot-boundary adjustment surfaced first.

  • natinstl November 18, 2014 (6:00 pm)

    Whether you agree with development or not, if you commute at all to work the amount of development going on here without proper transportation structure is alarming and I don’t buy that we are going to be helped that much by Metro ‘s new funding. The city and these developers are only looking out for numero uno.

  • wsn00b November 18, 2014 (6:31 pm)

    Apart from financing, Blueprint also provides architect services. So most Blueprint funded stuff is either the small number of architects in-house or similar architecture from Playhouse. That gives all the modern home design haters another dose of similarity in the designs to stew over.

  • John November 18, 2014 (10:24 pm)

    Notable and ironic to the anti-housing jargon about greedy out of town developers, many of those listed above are actually West Seattle based businesses. They work, shop and even live on our peninsula.

    I enjoy the way WSB’s above photo shows context, that this old house was long ago sandwiched between two stellar examples of 60’s era apartments. Check out the unadorned stucco sided apartment building to the right.

    Also remarkable, according to KC Records, a West Seattle resident is long time owner of both the house to be demolished and the apartment building next door…at least someone won’t be complaining about changing views from those old upstairs bedroom windows.

  • G November 19, 2014 (10:15 am)

    Curious, when did referring to West Seattle as a “peninsula” come into parlance?

  • steve November 19, 2014 (11:47 am)

    peninsula peninsula peninsula peninsula peninsula, I luv this word, peninsula peninsula peninsula peninsula peninsula peninsula peninsula , weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, peninsula peninsula peninsula peninsula peninsula peninsula peninsula peninsula peninsula

  • Ashley November 20, 2014 (3:25 pm)

    I am just now in the process of moving out of this house, my family owns it. So sad what is happening to west seattle and how over populated it is becoming.

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