West Seattle development: 12 rowhouse units replacing 3 Alki duplexes


Thanks to the texter who pointed out that the city has put up a project-application sign for a proposed 12-unit rowhouse development in Alki, replacing three 71-year-old duplexes on the northeast corner of 61st SW and SW Admiral Way. The project for 3050 61st Avenue SW has not yet officially appeared in the Land Use Information Bulletin but the sign’s appearance suggests that’s imminent (next LUIB is tomorrow), and that will open an official comment period. The “site plan” document in the city’s online files, by architects Novion, shows two 3-story buildings, one with eight units facing 61st and the other with four units facing Admiral. The “Alki Parking Overlay” requires 1 1/2 offstreet spaces per unit, and this plan shows 18 spaces off the alley, east of the bigger building, north of the smaller one.

11 Replies to "West Seattle development: 12 rowhouse units replacing 3 Alki duplexes"

  • sc October 12, 2016 (2:46 pm)

    Goodbye little duplexes :((

  • workdowntown October 12, 2016 (3:41 pm)

    The Barney Brush properties.  I lived there in the late 70’s – early 80’s.  Absolutely loved it.  Basement with second bedroom downstairs, washer and dryer, fireplace.  Think I paid $125/month.  The good old days.

  • Donna October 12, 2016 (3:53 pm)

    Wow Alki going to be rows of three story buildings in a few years.  so much for keeping it a home time feel neighborhood.

    • Pops October 12, 2016 (4:58 pm)


  • Westside45 October 12, 2016 (6:45 pm)

    The lure of piles of cash.

  • chelle October 12, 2016 (7:05 pm)

    So sad to see all the cute beach uses going away.

  • chelle October 12, 2016 (7:06 pm)


  • JayDee October 12, 2016 (7:46 pm)

    Until the large Grandma house west of the Brick Apartment complex goes we are not yet Ballard…I hope.

  • JayDee October 12, 2016 (7:46 pm)

    * on Hanford/Admiral at the top of the hill.

    • alki_2008 October 13, 2016 (12:28 am)

      What’s the grandma house?  Handford/Admiral don’t intersect?

  • 935 October 12, 2016 (10:52 pm)

    Amazing how 165 years ago David Denny said to the returning party “I wish you hadn’t come”

    Now this area can’t be beat for people who want to move here.

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