West Seattle development updates: 3601 Fauntleroy appeal settled; 4532 42nd SW application

From today’s city-circulated Land Use Information Bulletin:

3601 FAUNTLEROY APPEAL SETTLEMENT: Neighbors have withdrawn their appeal of key approvals for the 14-house development planned on this east Admiral site [map] as part of a settlement with the owners/builders. While the notice in today’s bulletin doesn’t carry details, the document is in the Hearing Examiner‘s case files. It involves six points of agreement, including the builders’ promise to install speed bumps, monitor traffic and parking during construction, and monitor drainage after construction to ensure the road doesn’t flood. This cancels the appeal hearing that had been scheduled for later this month, as reported here in June.

4532 42ND SW COMMENT TIME: The developers of 4532 42nd SW [map] in The Junction – 6 stories, 74 apartments, 71 offstreet parking spaces, and ground-level office/retail space – have officially applied for a land-use permit, and that opens a new comment period. This is the project that had to go through an extra Early Design Guidance meeting because a large tree had been cut instead of being included in proposed design; that third EDG meeting was held in April (WSB coverage here), and ended with approval to advance to the next phase of Design Review. No date yet for that next meeting, but comments on the land-use application will be accepted through August 14th. The notice has a link you can follow if you’re interested in commenting.

4 Replies to "West Seattle development updates: 3601 Fauntleroy appeal settled; 4532 42nd SW application"

  • JanS August 1, 2016 (8:52 pm)

    and the beat goes on….at least with parking this time

  • Silly August 1, 2016 (10:18 pm)

    La-dee-da-dee-da, and the beat goes on…

    expensive overbuilt parking spaces soon to be abandoned but we will always be charged extra for,


    • John August 2, 2016 (8:03 am)

      @Silly…..  What’s the history with ‘parking spaces soon to be abandoned’?  Why do the apartment dwellers abandon their parking spots?  I’ve never heard of this.

  • SILLY August 2, 2016 (12:10 pm)


    I am glad you asked.

    SIGHTLINE INSTITUTE published a report  quoted  in another piece in The Stranger of a study of new apartments built since 2008 that  showed 30 percent  and greater vacancy rates at night.

    This with a cost of  $20-50,000 price per parking spot.

    The renters with the vacant spots still must pay.

    And yes some apartment dwellers do not  own vehicles.

    Not everyone feels the need to own and park a SUV for enjoying our  magnificent outdoors.

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