FOLLOWUP: Extra comment time for 14-house proposal

Three weeks after we wrote about that 14-house development proposal at 3601 Fauntleroy Way SW – on an East Admiral slope – the public-comment period has been extended. Thanks to Diane and MJ for the tips on that. September 10th is the new deadline for comments on the project, which was first proposed eight years ago; you can read the comments already sent to the city by going here and entering project #3007882. That’s the same number to use to send your own comments in via

11 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Extra comment time for 14-house proposal"

  • WSEA September 3, 2015 (8:34 pm)

    Although its a greenbelt, its not really useful to the general public. May help add more property taxes for schools. I still wonder where the huge increase in additional taxes is going. I.e. (home renovations, new homes, new condos, and assessments increases).

  • Norquay September 4, 2015 (8:13 am)

    Increased development, higher density, just equate to higher property taxes.
    The costs for the city to maintain services, and increase levels of services demanded by higher density, only become greater.
    Growth requires money.
    Developers profit.
    Taxpayers foot the bills.

  • Ramona amazon September 4, 2015 (10:48 am)

    Never understood this “developers profit” as some reason against things. Do you profit at your job? Developing property, not unlike stock trading, is all about risk and reward. Developers lost their shirt in the last downturn. They are making money now. And so the world turns.

  • Rick September 4, 2015 (12:50 pm)

    Developers profit in part by others being FORCED to pay for part of their profit. When I’m in a position to FORCE you to pay part of my profit I might listen you, but I really doubt that I would. I’ll just find more city mandated victims.

  • Mike September 4, 2015 (8:04 pm)

    I live directly above this development and can’t imagine 14 houses given the access to this property. The location of the driveway into the property is between to blind corners and the street is barely two lanes for cars.

  • WS since '66 September 5, 2015 (9:56 am)

    People talk of developer profits and greed. That brings to mind 2 things. 1. We live in a capitalistic society which means make a profit above all else. 2. Why doesn’t anyone mention the “greedy” property owners who sell to these greedy developers for top dollar? If they didn’t sell to the greedy developers they wouldn’t have anything to develop.

    Please explain the difference between the two.

  • Ld September 5, 2015 (9:17 pm)

    Just gonna throw this out there. I WANT to live in west Seattle. I grew up in this community and would now like to buy a home here. I’m currently renting an apt. I live in an apt with my significant other. We make just over 100K in household income, which is actually ABOVE average in this state (and WAY above the National average, over 2x). The ONLY way we can afford to buy a home in this community is one of these types of developments. And believe me, I would rather live in a stand alone home with a nice yard. Greedy developers aside, I look forward to seeing more of these come up, because as I move through the process of buying a home in the next year (and starting a family), i will be happy with more options. I’m not saying I like it (for a variety of reasons), but what can the many people in this area in my situation do? It’s either A. Keep renting (not ideal if you’re trying to start a family), B. Invest in the best possible home I can afford here, or C. Move out of the city (and make up for the lower mortgage in transportation costs from commuting while also not being able to live in the neighborhood I love and call my home). So you people who are against these developments, what is your solution to this? What would you honestly do?

  • mike September 6, 2015 (12:02 am)

    Ld, You think that these new houses are going to be priced below the west seattle market? I think not. I’ll bet these are priced at the market, and thus will not be more affordable for you or anyone else.

  • Ld September 6, 2015 (9:30 am)

    mike– my absolute highest price for a house is 400K, and even that is high for me– the only homes under 400K around here are these types of homes, which is my point :)

  • Ld September 6, 2015 (9:32 am)

    and there are a lot of these types of homes under 400k in west Seattle!

  • Norquay September 6, 2015 (11:12 pm)


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