West Seattle development: New plan for 4532 42nd SW, six years post-demolition

(WSB photo from November 17, 2008)
At 4532 42nd SW in The Junction, that house with history – a long-ago hospital, WSB’ers told us – came down in fall of 2008. At the time, a 35-residential-unit, 54-parking-space development was in the works. As happened to some other projects right around that time, it got shelved. Now a brand-new proposal has emerged, a mixed-use building with 84 apartments and 70 underground parking spaces. The project would also include the site of the small brick house-turned-office at 4536 42nd SW, placing the building immediately north of Capco Plaza (QFC/Altamira).

(WSB photo, taken this morning)
According to the early-stage site plan that just turned up in city files, the building’s parking garage would have an entry on the same alley used for the Capco Plaza garage, and the residential entry on 42nd would be just north of the alley. This will require Design Review – no date yet. It’s an NK Architects project, as are the two noted below:

SIDE NOTE: This proposal’s emergence means three projects are now in the works for the two-block stretch of 42nd between Genesee and Alaska in the heart of The Junction. Construction equipment has been parked for a while outside two of the three houses scheduled to come down for 80-apartment Junction Flats on the west side of 42nd just north of Oregon; just south of Oregon, 4505 42nd SW, with 41 apartments and 9 “lodging” units, won Design Review approval earlier this year.

5 Replies to "West Seattle development: New plan for 4532 42nd SW, six years post-demolition"

  • Ws resident March 3, 2015 (9:41 pm)

    Yay. Another apartment complex with not enough parking spaces.

  • Silly Goose March 4, 2015 (2:51 pm)

    OOOHHH no I loved this house, house how very very sad, let me guess more box condo’s with no parking provided!! UGH

  • WSGuy March 5, 2015 (2:04 am)

    No you silly goose! It’s another apartment complex with some but not enough parking. Perfect for the imaginary hipsters that do not own a car.
    At some point one of the developers is just going to build a parking garage and make a fortune charging $250 per month per space to serve all these new megacomplexes. It’ll be the same effect as having built the parking with each new development, except less convenient for the residents of the area.

  • WSTiki March 7, 2015 (2:20 am)

    I noticed the 2008 plan provided more parking than units. The new trend of fewer parking spots should take note. More parking is needed. Not less. Why are we letting them get away with this?!

  • Ray West March 8, 2015 (7:09 pm)

    I hated seeing that house go.

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