One more development note: 4528 44th SW demolition in the West Seattle Junction


Thanks to Brian Presser of TouchTech Systems for the tip that demolition was happening today at 4528 44th SW in The Junction, tearing down an 8-unit apartment building to build a 6-story, 58-unit apartment building. The project got final Design Review approval last September (WSB coverage here). The site is prominent, as it abuts a busy alley (from which we took the photo) behind a block of West Seattle Junction businesses, and as we reported here in March, the construction team is posting information online here, including what’s next with the project:

• Excavation for the foundation
• Installation of concrete foundation
• On-site utility improvements

5 Replies to "One more development note: 4528 44th SW demolition in the West Seattle Junction"

  • Westside45 May 18, 2016 (7:09 am)

    Oh good, 58 units where there were 8. I can hardly wait for all my new neighbors. Good thing the streets are being widened (they aren’t?)

  • Monica May 18, 2016 (9:08 am)

    Agreed.  You can’t look left to right in WS without seeing another Apartment complex going up.  It saddens me.  They narrow all the streets making for more traffic and can’t even fix the potholes on the one lane streets they created!!  Not to mention the amount of sun we will loose on our streets by building these massive buildings.  Good luck getting a prescription filled at Bartells or any pharmacy for that matter once all the tenants are in.  WS  will never be the same.  Time to move.

    • WSB May 18, 2016 (9:14 am)

      If you’re worried about pharmacy access, remember that a CVS is still on the boards for Fauntleroy south of Les Schwab.

    • JanS May 18, 2016 (11:40 am)

      Monica…this is not even close to Bartell’s…just being sarcastic? I hate the development…it’s becoming a canyon around the junction…I can’t imagine what 58 units will look like when there were only 8 before…surely they are going to be the most expensive closets around :(

  • Diane May 18, 2016 (4:25 pm)

    AND, this is the developer, of micro-units, that preemptively sued the city to NOT pay tenants of the 8 unit longtime affordable apts any relocation assistance

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