West Seattle development: Mixed-use project for ex-auto shop site at 8854 Delridge Way SW

exauto(King County Assessor photo)

City files show an early-stage redevelopment proposal for 8854 Delridge Way SW, the South Delridge auto shop that’s been closed since an electrical fire in May of last year. A 4-story mixed-use building is proposed, with 30 apartments. The 8,200-foot corner lot is zoned C1-40. Notations on the city Department of Construction and Inspections website suggest this project will have to go through the Design Review process.

This area too is becoming a redevelopment hotspot; it’s less than three blocks northwest of the 32-unit building at 9021 17th SW that passed Design Review last month, and about the same distance northeast of the ~80-unit 2222 SW Barton project that has its first review on September 15th.

20 Replies to "West Seattle development: Mixed-use project for ex-auto shop site at 8854 Delridge Way SW"

  • AmandaKH August 9, 2016 (2:32 pm)

    Infrastructure Now!!

  • MikeRiedel August 9, 2016 (3:03 pm)

    This is an appropriate and welcome development in a place with actual access to frequent transit.

    I hope Seattle will lobby metro to increase bus service since the 120 is standing room only during peak times. Maybe they could even speed it up.

    • Mike August 9, 2016 (8:04 pm)

      Metro cut routes due to budget issues, it’s a dying method of transport here in Seattle.  Soon everyone without a car will get to use Uber and pay $50 to get downtown and $75 to get home.

      • WSB August 9, 2016 (8:49 pm)

        Delridge’s 120 will become a RapidRide in three years (talked to Metro to get the latest on this recently, full story in pipeline). So the area will have added service.

      • John August 10, 2016 (8:07 am)


        What a whopper.

        Yes Metro cut routes during the recession.

        But a year ago, Metro made the largest increase ever in services. 

  • MikeRiedel August 9, 2016 (3:04 pm)

    oh yeah and build a park

  • Joe Szilagyi August 9, 2016 (3:06 pm)

    Each of these 30 apartments is one less downmarket, existing rental which will see no competition due to this new project: each of these is 30 less people, at least, displaced. Every idle piece of land like this needs to be housing. 

    • Mike August 9, 2016 (8:06 pm)

      ya, don’t worry about anything that needs to go with it… like improving our electrical grid, aging sewer pipes and water lines or the over burdened treatment plants.  Pave everything, let the runoff kill all the sealife.  Who cares, people ‘need’ to live here.

      • QC August 9, 2016 (11:06 pm)

        People are coming, and they need somewhere to live. I’d much rather new residents be here than out in the exurbs, building over precious forests and adding to pollution with long commutes.

        This lot is already paved. There’s already very good – soon to be better – bus service here. It’s an easy bike ride to downtown. And more residents will add some much needed vitality to this neighborhood.

        In my opinion, which isn’t worth more or less than anyone else’s, this is positive news. 

      • John August 10, 2016 (8:32 am)

        More whoppers from Mike.

        Everything he writes is false.

        All of the items listed are designed and sized for new development.

        Massive storm run-off infiltration systems have been installed in the Barton Basin, the New High Point.

        New construction includes individual infiltration systems now being required for each house.  

        New massive storage and pump stations are coming on-line in Fauntleroy and Loman Beach.  

        Low flow, water conservative requirements for toilets, faucets, showers, dishwashers and clothes washers  reduce water and sewer demand.

        Electrical demand is being reduced by the government subsidizing replacement LED in existing fixtures and requiring them and other energy efficient appliances in new construction.

        Developers are required to extend and improve water and sewer lines, separating storm run-off from sanitary sewer. Adding more customers to the water and sewer services within their capacity, as these are,  will add revenue and provide a broader base when it is time for repairs.

  • Pixie August 9, 2016 (3:55 pm)

    That corner could become a nightmare during and possibly after construction. Will be interesting to follow the proposed building plans.

  • Space Dust August 9, 2016 (5:08 pm)

    Yea, more high density housing with no parking..

    Seattle has created it’s own mess with all this high density housing. All they can come up with fixing this mess is a road diet.

    SDOT is controlled by the City counsel, You need to start  Voting these elected people OUT.

    • WSB August 9, 2016 (10:25 pm)

      This is a very early-stage proposal and there is nothing in the file regarding whether it will or won’t have offstreet parking.  

  • JRR August 9, 2016 (5:50 pm)

    This is great for the neighborhood. Welcome to whomever calls it home. 

  • DH August 10, 2016 (7:26 am)

    Agreed that this is good news. I’m glad to see positive development in that area.

  • WSince86 August 10, 2016 (5:17 pm)

    John –

    ‘More whoppers from Mike.

    Everything he writes is false.’

    Didnt you learn from your mom? Anytime anyone says ‘everything, always and never’, they are WRONG!

    Way to troll. 

    • John August 10, 2016 (7:34 pm)



      You dispute no facts I provided.

      And yes, every point Mike made was demonstrably false. 

      Responding to outrageous and false statements is not trolling.

      Your response to attack my mother, my heritage without any factual response to the issue is?

      Ironically the homily  utilized is a double negative or positive with the use of “anytime”

      which in this case is similar to “everything”.

      The ignorance of the homily is obvious.  “The robbers took everything in my safe”  Wrong?

      I know this from my mama in West Seattle since 1952.

  • M August 11, 2016 (9:43 pm)

    If done right, this has the potential to be a positive improvement to our neighborhood. I’m cautiously optimistic. 

  • DoobieMan August 12, 2016 (3:22 pm)

    Please, please, please put some kind of grocery store in one of these new projects. They keep adding housing, but not one grocery store along Delridge. How do you expect to build a community if you don’t have one of the basic necessities. There’s something like six grocery stores around the Junction, all within a few miles of each other. I mean there’s a Safeway with a QFC across the street, then another Safeway up California in Admiral. Can’t we get just one!

    • Sasha August 17, 2016 (4:32 pm)

      There’s a QFC and a Target right behind this development, in Westwood Village. 

      However, a store that focuses on buying from local and organic farmers, like Central Coop, would be a fantastic addition to the existing grocery options. 

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