DEVELOPMENT: 18 townhouses for 5242-5248 California SW; comment time for 38 units at 6016 California

Today’s Land Use Information Bulletin from the city has notices for two West Seattle projects:

DESIGN REVIEW FOR 5242 & 5248 CALIFORNIA: When we reported two weeks ago that a Southwest Design Review Board meeting was set next month for the newest proposal at 5242 California – currently home to a partly vacant strip mall – it was in city files as a 9-townhouse project. Turns out that’s only half the site. The other half, now with the address 5248 California, also is proposed for 9 townhouses, and an underground garage is planned with 18 spaces – in the “preferred” massing (size/shape) option shown above, taken from the early version of the meeting packet, by Hybrid Architecture. As “The People’s Court,” the project is set to go to the SWDRB at 6:30 pm Thursday, November 16th – the official notices for its two halves are here and here. (Both explain how to comment now, or you can wait until the meeting, which will be at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, 4217 SW Oregon.)

COMMENT TIME FOR APARTMENTS @ 6016 CALIFORNIA: Back in August, we mentioned an apartment-building proposal for 6016 California SW, which is already bookended by teardowns, and has one business left last time we checked, the legendary Rick’s (Psychic) Barber Shop. The project is now at a stage where you have two weeks to comment. It’s also increased the unit count to 36 “small efficiency dwelling units” (microapartments) and two live-work units. Here’s the official notice; here’s how to comment.

6 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: 18 townhouses for 5242-5248 California SW; comment time for 38 units at 6016 California"

  • Natalie Novak October 26, 2017 (3:21 pm)

    I’d love to hear from anyone that’s taking advantage of the existing micro-units in WS. They still seem expensive for such a small unit. Are you happy with them?

  • Rick October 26, 2017 (4:33 pm)

    They just put the land use sign up a couple of hours ago. I can only hope the economy crashes again. Just kidding.

    • Swede. October 27, 2017 (9:06 am)

      It will crash again. Never really fixed it from the last time and the reason the stock exchanges are so high is the people running it are taking even bigger chanses/risks than in -08 since it got proven then that there is no penalty for crimes like that, and Trump sure won’t do anything. It will be the most tremendous economic crash ever. The biggest. 

  • Etip October 26, 2017 (11:26 pm)

    I just wish they would stop/slow down the high density development until there was some sort of infrastructure to support it. 

    • AMD October 27, 2017 (10:10 am)

      In the past, efforts to markedly improve transit and other services were shot down because we “lacked the population to justify it.” 

      So past generations told us we have to move a bunch of people here first and wait for the current infrastructure to near literally burst at the seams before doing anything about it.  And we seem to be following their “wisdom.”

  • harriet l benjamin November 16, 2017 (1:53 pm)

    Sooner or later they will have to make streets one way. The main reason being all the units being built with no off street parking required.

    The City in my opinion doesn’t care what we think. The just cram a project/zoning changes through. 

    Had it not been for Danny Westneat and the Seattle Times HALA would have taken away all single family zoning. My opinion.

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