West Seattle development: Design Review date for 80 apartments at 2222 SW Barton

(“Preferred option” configuration from design packet for 2222 SW Barton, by Playhouse Design Group)

The first Design Review date is set for the four-story, 70+-apartment proposal at 2222 SW Barton [map]. It’s been three months since we first reported on this plan for that triangle of land southeast of Westwood Village. According to the Southwest Design Review Board‘s schedule, the project’s Early Design Guidance review – when size/shape (“massing”) is the focus – is set for 6:30 pm Thursday, September 15th, at the Sisson Building/Senior Center in The Junction. The first draft of the design “packet” by Playhouse Design Group is downloadable from the city website; you can get it here (16 MB PDF). It says the project could vary from 70 to 80 units, 260 to 515 square feet, depending on the final approved design. No offstreet parking is included, and none is required because of the “frequent transit” (including RapidRide) available nearby. The site currently holds a fourplex built in 1959, according to county records.

11 Replies to "West Seattle development: Design Review date for 80 apartments at 2222 SW Barton"

  • Chris August 3, 2016 (12:34 pm)

    I just dont agree with the policy of no offstreet parking.  I dont care how close a bus stop is.  People have cars in this city and if they dont go off street, then they go into the surrounding neighborhood creating congestion there.

  • Winslow August 3, 2016 (12:48 pm)

    Totally agree. There is no reason developers cannot be compelled to add off street parking. Spillover is already evident in each neighborhood boardering completed and inhabited projects .  

  • coffee August 3, 2016 (12:55 pm)

    Not to mention that this is by the WORST intersection ever!  Yesterday there were busses stacked up all over the place and people running and NOBODY obeying the stop sign on 25th.  Hey Seattle Road People, how about some attention to this area…..

  • S August 3, 2016 (2:39 pm)

    One word – PARKING!!!!!!

  • Joe Dirt August 3, 2016 (2:45 pm)

    I thought I heard a year ago that no off street parking was going to be stopped (Mike O’Brien?) It originally was an incentive for developers to build during the economic downturn. Way before this downgrade we have now (over development IMO).

  • PJK August 3, 2016 (3:41 pm)

     Most Rapid Ride buses are already packed in the morning and evening such that I will wait and take the #116 rather than be a sardine on the “Rapid Ride C” which is frequent but NOT rapid!  Even if residents don’t own a car, they will use ZIP Cars or something similar and park on the already crowded streets.  Add SOME parking, 1 spot per unit at least!!

  • Kimbee2 August 3, 2016 (4:35 pm)

    Who is going to live in a 260 square foot space without parking, outside of the downtown area? Nobody with an interest in a long term investment in the local community. This design is doomed to fail the community at large. 

  • JRR August 3, 2016 (6:11 pm)

    I’m curious to see how they’ll look. We need some good design in our part of the city. Also, who cares about no parking. I live nearby and people will park in my neighborhood and I still see density as leading to better transit for us all. 

  • Mitchell August 3, 2016 (6:26 pm)

    I live right by here. And I don’t have a car. It’s easy to do.

  • Nearby August 3, 2016 (7:22 pm)

    Well, I live on 24th and don’t look forward to cars parked all up and down the block.  There is little room for us to park in front of our house because of neighbors who have several cars and do not use the garage.  Then what happens on garbage day when the the containers are parked behind a row of cars?  Will the garbage get picked up or not?  I would like to know if anyone making these decisions actually reads the comments.  It’s an easy way to vent but does it do any good?

  • Heather August 3, 2016 (9:07 pm)

    I, personally, am looking forward to the density that an “urban village” will bring. However, I would like the design/architecture to elevate the area. I think the new building at the corner of Glenn Way SW & SW Alaska, also a triangle lot, is a good representation. 

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