West Seattle development: The Kenney’s rezone; new apartments near 35th/Roxbury; South Delridge townhouses; 2 more notes

Development notes:


THE KENNEY REZONE PROPOSAL: We first reported two weeks ago on retirement-housing complex The Kenney‘s plan to expand via rezoning to add an apartment building with about 40 units on the southwest side of its property, and possibly townhomes on the southeast corner (rendering above). A “contract rezone” will be required, and city online files now show that the process has begun. The official notice isn’t out yet but it’ll be at Land Use Permit #3026106.

20 APARTMENTS @ 9447 35TH SW: This early-stage proposal just appeared in city files today – 9447 35th SW (map). It would replace a small commercial building with a 20-unit apartment building including 1,200 feet of commercial space.

8 TOWNHOUSES @ 9225-9229 16TH SW: An early-stage proposal for this South Delridge site (map) calls for four 2-unit townhouse buildings, two fronting 16th, two right behind them, replacing a duplex.

SW HOLDEN SUBDIVISION SITE CLEARING: Thanks to the neighbor who pointed out site-clearing for the 18-house subdivision at 2768 SW Holden (map):


The project has been in the works for at least four years (backstory here) and finally moved toward construction earlier this year after Jabooda Homes bought it for $2.2 million.

COMMENT PERIOD FOR 4754 FAUNTLEROY: Today’s edition of the city-circulated Land Use Information Bulletin includes official word of the land-use-permit application for 4754 Fauntleroy Way SW, the 7-story project with 108 apartments and 10 live-work units proposed for the former Capitol Loans site (and the parking lot north of it) at Fauntleroy/Edmunds. You have until November 2nd to comment; the notice explains how. The project still has at least one more Southwest Design Review Board meeting ahead (no date yet); it passed Early Design Guidance in August.

4 Replies to "West Seattle development: The Kenney's rezone; new apartments near 35th/Roxbury; South Delridge townhouses; 2 more notes"

  • Erin October 20, 2016 (4:11 pm)
    This has been going on for over 10 years with the kenney. We moved into the run down cheap apartments they rent via associates west . When we moved in 2005, they had big white signs up all over saying town meeting . They did it again every few years . The apartments should have been condemned a long time ago with  structural damage from the earthquake that was never repaired . These on 7144 47th on othello, are the ones they are tearing down ? 
    are they really going to do it this time ? If so I feel really sorry for all the people that are going to be forced out that live there now. They are never gonna find a leaky roof, slanted floor , and bad plumbing for under 1000 a month. 
    • WSB October 20, 2016 (4:27 pm)

      If you follow the link in our story, it’s about the community meeting two weeks ago. This is different ownership and a much smaller plan. The graphic at the top of the story, which was also featured in our story about the meeting two weeks ago, shows the area they’re looking at redeveloping. The peach-shaded zone wrapped around 47th/Othello is the approximate location of the apartments, and the peach-shaded zone wrapped around Othello/Fauntleroy would be the approximate location. I don’t know about 2005 but we extensively covered the redevelopment plan from 2008-2011 that was finally scrapped. – TR

  • Kenney Employee October 20, 2016 (11:03 pm)

    Real big surprise there. The Kenney makes these types of plans every few years to ‘save their financial position’, then fails to see anything through due to a lack of leadership. The new ownership is all about the bottom line and not the care received, so I’d imagine they will finally get to the construction phase after all. If only they’d listen to their residents… there are plenty of other items that should be addressed before this expansion.

  • Erin October 21, 2016 (2:58 am)
    Oh , thanks it was 2008. I got my years confused .

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